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Then: An artist's depiction of the original Tea Party.
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."