Thu December 16, 2010
The Two-Way

Original 'Tea Party' Fans Take Note: Today's Your Day

The modern Tea Party movement has certainly been one of the more prominent political stories of the past couple years.

But for all of us who've forgotten a lot of what we should have learned in school, here's a Tea Party-related reminder:

The Boston Tea Party happened on Dec. 16, 1773 -- or 237 years ago today.

Need a refresher on it?

-- There's a history page at the website of the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

-- History.com is spotlighting the original Tea Party on its today-in-history page.

-- And back in September, NPR's Linton Weeks looked at how "Today's Tea Party Isn't Quite Like 1773's." Copyright 2011 National Public Radio. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.