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Jan 8th in NYC History

Posted: Jan 8, 2013 | 3:32 PM
by Jared Goldstein


1790:  GW delivers first state of the union address
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-george-washington-delivers-first-state-of-the-union

1904 Peter Arno, a pioneering cartoonist for the New Yorker magazine, is born.

1933Charles Osgood, Broadcast journalist, turns 80

1941  William Randolph Hearst halts ads for Citizen Kane
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/william-randolph-hearst-stops-citizen-kane-ads

1965...The world's largest sapphire – the Star of India
– comes home to New York in the coat pocket of an assistant district
attorney. The stone had been stolen, along with several others, from the
Museum of Natural History three months earlier. They are recovered from
a locker in a Miami bus depot with the help of one of the thieves.

1971Jason Giambi, Baseball player, turns 42

Ragtime wins the National Book Critics Circle Award,  1976


?1982AT&T settled the Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit against it by agreeing to divest itself of the 22 Bell System companies.?

1987The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 2,000 for the first time, ending the day at 2,002.25.

1988:  Defying bans on destroying SRO's and demolishing buildings without permits or safety, Developer Harry Macklowe had four buildings, including two SROs demolished overnight.  Macklowe perfunctorialy pad the $2 million fine and constructed the luxurious 43-story Hotel Macklowe there.

1998Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was sentenced in New York to life in prison.

2007A Moroccan man convicted of aiding three of the four pilots who committed the 9/11 attacks was sentenced by a German court to the maximum 15 years in prison.


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80John Carroll 1/8/1735 - 12/3/1815
First Roman Catholic bishop in the United States58

Nicholas Biddle 1/8/1786 - 2/27/1844
American financier

72Frank Nelson Doubleday 1/8/1862 - 1/30/1934
American publisher

80Jose Ferrer 1/8/1912 - 1/26/1992
American actor and director
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