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October 11th in New York City History

Posted: Oct 11, 2012 | 12:48 AM

1811:  The first steam-powered ferryboat route begins between New York City and its little brother, Hoboken, N.J.

Let's go on a tour of marvelous Hoboken, birthplace of baseball, Sinatra, zippers, ice cream cones, and slide rules.  24 pizza places in one square mile.



1884:  Eleanor Roosevelt, Humanitarian and First Lady, born in NYC.


1906:  Charles Revson, founder of Revlon, born.  He will die 68 years later.


1913:  The Giants lose the World Series to the Philadelphia A's 3-1 at the Polo Grounds.  The series was 4-1.


1918:  Jerome Robbins choreographer born, living to 79.


1925:  The New York Giants plays its first NFL game.  They lost to the Steamroller in Providence, RI.


1936:  In 1908 Elijah West Price was the fastest man on the world.  His iceboat hit 140 miles per hour, faster than any surface vehicle at that point.  He died on this day.


1943:  The Yankees win the World Series 2-0 against the Cardinals, making up for their 1942 loss to them.  The series was 4-1.


1960:  Aretha Franklin makes her NYC onstage debut at the Village Vanguard at age 18.


1968:  Jane Krakowski, Actress and star of 30 Rock, born in NJ.


1975:  Comedic genius George Carlin hosts the first episode of Saturday Night Live.


1994:  Basketball coaching great Frank McGuire dies at 80.  The St John's alum coached his alma mater for a 102-36 record from 1947-52.  He moved to NC where in 1957 the team went 32-0 and won the NCAA.


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