Feb 7 in NYC History
Posted: Feb 7, 2013 | 10:46 AM
1784: The first mayor to serve New York after the American Revolution, wealthy attorney James Duane is appointed mayor. He is honored by a street name, which is the namesake of Duane Reade stores.
1932: Writer Gay Talese born.
1964: Beatlemania in the USA. Thousands of fans greet the Beatles at JFK airport for their first American visit.
1983: Jazz great Eubie Blake born in Brooklyn. He was born in 1883.
1995: Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the conceiver of the 9/11/01 attacks (Project Bojinka or Operation Bojinka), was arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan. Ramzi Yousef's uncle Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.
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