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Oct 22, 2012 - Of Sweet Things and Boston Firsts

Headed to Boston with Charter Bus Boston and don’t know how to dress as you’re wondering what the temperature is?

Well, the hottest recorded day in Boston’s was July 4th, 1911 when the temperature reached 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The coldest recorded day on the other hand was February 9th, 1934 when the temperature dropped to -18 degrees Fahrenheit. So how can you tell the weather?

Look over to the 60-story John Hancock Tower. The colored lights on top of the old building show solid blue when it’s clear; flash blue when clouds are due; solid red when there’s rain ahead and flashing red when it’s snowing. (Flashing red during summer means the Red Sox game is rained out).

From hot and cold to something sweet, an interesting thing to note is we’re always advised that too many sweets can be bad for us. Well, on January 15, 1919, Boston Harbor ran brown when the Boston Molasses Disaster occurred in the North End.

The results of this was it took over six months to remove the molasses from the cobblestone streets, theaters, businesses, automobiles, and homes whilst an unfortunate twenty-one people were killed and another 150 injured as hot molasses crushed, asphyxiated, and cooked many of the victims to death.

In Holyoke, William G. Morgan, created a new game called "Mintonette" in 1895. After a demonstration given at the YMCA in nearby Springfield, the name "Mintonette" was replaced with the now familiar name "Volleyball."

But if Volleyball isn’t your game, the first basketball game was also played in Springfield and if you’re a diehard hoop fan, one must visit destination with Charter Bus Boston the Basketball Hall Of Fame is located in Springfield.

With eight sister cities – Kyoto, Japan; Strasbourg, France; Barcelona, Spain; Hangzhou, China; Melbourne, Australia; Padua, Italy; Taipei, Taiwan; and Sekondi-Takoradi, Africa, Boston sees a lot of tourists coming and going every day so book your ticket with Charter Bus Boston today to ensure you won’t be left out of the excitement.