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November 9th in New York City History

Posted: Nov 9, 2012 | 2:13 PM
by Jared Goldstein


1853:  Stanford White 11/9/1853 - 6/25/1906
American architect


1953...Poet Dylan Thomas can "rage against the dying of
the light" no more. He dies one week after collapsing in his room at
the Chelsea Hotel.  After a drinking binge at Greenwich Village's White Horse Tavern, poet Dylan Thomas dies at St. Vincent's Hospital.


1965...A massive power failure blacks out the city at
the height of the evening rush. For hours New Yorkers are stranded in
the dark, but they remain calm and cooperative during the ordeal.
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At dusk, the biggest power failure in U.S. history occurs as all of New York
state, portions of seven neighboring states, and parts of eastern
Canada are plunged into darkness. The Great Northeast Blackout began at
the height of rush hour, delaying millions of commuters, trapping
800,000 people in New York's subways, and stranding thousands more in
office buildings, elevators, and trains. Ten thousand National Guardsmen
and 5,000 off-duty policemen were called into service to prevent
looting.The blackout was caused by the tripping of a 230-kilovolt
transmission line near Ontario, Canada, at 5:16 p.m., which caused
several other heavily loaded lines also to fail. This precipitated a
surge of power that overwhelmed the transmission lines in western New
York, causing a "cascading" tripping of additional lines, resulting in
the eventual breakup of the entire Northeastern transmission network.
All together, 30 million people in eight U.S. states and the Canadian
provinces of Ontario and Quebec were affected by the blackout. During
the night, power was gradually restored to the blacked-out areas, and by
morning power had been restored throughout the Northeast.On August 14, 2003 another major blackout occurred which affected most of Eastern Canada as well as most of the Eastern United States.




1976The United Nations General Assembly approved 10 resolutions condemning apartheid in South Africa.


2003  art carney died
Comedian and actor, Art Carney served in the US Army and was wounded
during the Normandy landing. He later performed on Broadway and
television, gaining his greatest success as Ed Norton in The Honeymooners (1955–6). He created the role of Oscar in Broadway's The Odd Couple (1960), and after recovering from a mental breakdown he returned to work,
winning an Oscar for Harry and Tonto (1974).
Comedian and actor, born in Mount Vernon, New York, USA. After working as ??second banana?? for Fred Allen, Edgar Bergen,
and Bert Lahr, he served in the US Army and was wounded during the
Normandy landing (Jun 1944). He later performed on Broadway and
television, gaining his greatest success as Jackie Gleason's sewer-cleaner sidekick, Ed Norton, in The Honeymooners (1955??6). He created the role of slovenly Oscar in Broadway's The Odd Couple (1960), and after recovering from a mental breakdown he returned to work on stage, television, and films, winning an Oscar for Harry and Tonto (1974


Ed Bradley  Died: November 9, 2006  Age: 65 years old
Place: New York, New York
, United States
Occupation: News Anchor
Born January 22, 1941, Ed Bradley began his career on radio as a DJ and
reporter in his native Philadelphia. Moving to New York City in 1967,
Bradley worked for WCBS Radio, then made the move to television. He was
an anchor on CBS Sunday Night News (1976–1978) before joining the 60 Minutes team, where he stayed for the remaining 26 years of his career, winning 19 Emmy Awards. Bradley died in 2006.




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