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April 21st in NYC History

Posted: Apr 21, 2013 | 12:52 AM
by Jared Goldstein

1884:  The birth of Madison Square park; it was built on a Potters Field at Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street.  It shortly became the center of town.

Madison Square tour, Flatiron District tours, Christmas tour, Holiday Lights tour, Santa Claus tour, Santa's NYC tour, Santa the NYC Tour, City Lights tour, and Chelsea tours.


1910:  Mark Twain died in CT at 74.

We see his apartment house on Greenwich village tours.


1947:  Iggy Pop, Rock star, born.

We see his neighborhood on East Village tours, East Village Community Gardens Tour, Community Gardens of the East Village Tour, and Community Gardens tour.


1949:  Patti LuPone, actress, singer born.

Broadway tours, Times Square tours, Theater District tours, Theatre District tours.


1951:  Tony Danza, Actor "Taxi," and "Who's the Boss?", born in Brooklyn.


1959:  Thousands

welcomed Cuba's new Premier Fidel Castro
to his

four-day stay.

Castro was surrounded by the largest security detail ever assigned a visitor to the city, since discovery of plans for his assassination. The following year he would have reason to suspect that part of his security detail would be after him, too, as the CIA and organized crime preferred him out of the picture.




1970:  Comedian, actor, and Marines veteran Rob Riggle born.


1977:  The musical "Annie," based on the "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip,  debuted on Broadway.  She returned to Broadway in 2013.  

She probably will return every ten years or so, as has been happening, as a new crop of girls mature who never saw her before.

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