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September 13th in NYC History

Posted: Sep 13, 2012 | 11:52 PM
1609: Englishman Henry Hudson's 20 ft (7m) long Half Moon sails past Manahatta, resplendent with nature, fish jumping about the ship, and friendly natives.  Sailing for the Dutch, he was seeking a short cut to China.

1899:  New York City's first automobile fatality - a cab hits a wealthy man exiting from a steetcar at 74th St and Central Park West.

1949: The Ladies Pro Golf Association founded in NYC.

1970: The First New York Marathon ran with 126 competitors doing 4 laps around Central Park.  Gary Muhrcke wins.  Nowadays the Marathon has over 40,000 competitors across the 5 boroughs and it runs the first Sunday in November.  (Ask me about my personal connections and memories of the NYC Marathon in the  1970s, 80s, and 90s.)

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