Logan Airport: The early years

Feb. 19, 1940: A porter unloaded baggage from an incoming American Airlines flight. Passenger traffic over routes of American Airlines had set a new record for air traffic in January, when the flagships transported 45,939 passengers an increase of 83.5 percent over January 1939.

Paul J. Maguire/Globe Staff

When it first opened in September 1923, Logan Airport was mainly used by the military and post office.

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.

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