November 29th in New York City History
Posted: Nov 29, 2012 | 12:41 AM
by Jared Goldstein
1825: Opera debuts in America. An Italian troupe performed Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" on Park Row which around there and then was the theater district.
1908: Longtime Harlem Congressman, "Mr. Civil Rights," City Councilman, and Minister of the largest Protestant Church, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. born. We go by sites of ACP history on Harlem Tours. Imagine leading sit-in strikes twenty years before MLKjr's Civil Rights actions.
1947: The U.N. General Assembly passed a resolution calling for Palestine to be partitioned between Arabs and Jews.
1954: Director and Screenwriter Joel Coen, NYU alum, born.
1969: Yankee pitcher Mariano Rivera born.
1976: Reggie Jackson signs with the Yankees. $3 million over 5 years for a future Hall-of-Famer. Jackson's number will be the fourteenth retired Yankee number.
1990: UN Security Council authorizes force against Iraq if it does not withdraw from Kuwait.
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