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

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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.

— 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."