January 19th in NYC History
Posted: Jan 19, 2013 | 1:08 PM
by Jared Goldstein
1770: The Battle of Golden Hill. British soldiers were posting broadsides denouncing the Sons of Liberty. New Yorkers tried to stop them, leading to bloodshed.
1776: The New Jersey Militia enters Queens to disarm and arrest British loyalists in Newtown.
1886: John Jacob Astor, the London Newspaper publisher born in NYC.
1937: Actress Suzanne Pleshette was born in New York City.
1957: Johnny Cash makes his first national television appearance on The Jackie Gleason Show.
1972: Former Yankee catcher and soon-to-be Met manager Yogi Berra is voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
1994: New Yorkers brave a record-breaking deep freeze, as the thermometer dips to -2 degrees.