1972 summer tornadoes

Aug. 9, 1972: These bicyclists made their way through the debris on Norfolk Road in Brookline just after the tornado hit.

Jack Connolly/ Globe Staff

In 1972, two tornadoes struck Massachusetts within weeks of each other, with Chelmsford and Brookline receiving the most damage.

From the Archives | The Origins of the Globe

From the archives: March 4, 1872

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/03/03/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Boston_Daily_Globe_vol1no1-1125--90x90.jpg The first Boston Globe

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.