Wollaston Beach in Quincy

June 27, 1969: More than 500,000 bathers annually enjoyed time at Wollaston Beach, according to the Quincy Recreation Commission.

Joseph Dennehy/Globe Staff

Wollaston Beach in Quincy first opened in 1908 with the completion of Quincy Shore Drive.

From the Archives | The Origins of the Globe

From the archives: March 4, 1872

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Originally called “The Boston Daily Globe,” the first Globe ran eight pages and featured no photos. Click through to see the very first edition of the newspaper.

Editorial | From the archives: March 5, 1972

How the Globe began

The Boston Globe launched its first edition 140 years ago, on Monday, March 4, 1872. This article, published for the Globe’s centennial in 1972, tells the story of how the newspaper began.

From the Archives | John F. Kennedy