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April 27th in NYC

Posted: Apr 27, 2013 | 7:03 AM
by Jared Goldstein
1791:  Telegraph inventor and painter Samuel Morse born.  He died in 1872.

1822: Permanent New Yorker Ulysses Grant, President and Civil War General, born in Ohio.

Harlem Tour, Columbia Tour, uptown tours.


1892:  The cornerstone for Grant's Tomb was laid.
The monument is dedicated exactly five years later, on the 75th anniversary of Grant's birth. Grant is the only U.S. president to be entombed or buried in New York City.

Harlem Tour, Columbia Tour, uptown tours.


1942:  Happy Birthday to
drummer Jim Keltner, who played for three of the four ex-Beatles.

John Lennon the NYC Tour.


1947:  "Babe Ruth Day" at Yankee Stadium honoring the ailing baseball hero
who died August 16, 1948.


1965:  Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow died at 57.



2000:  Mayor Rudolph Giuliani announced his prostate cancer without telling his wife.  His girlfriend was invited to the hospital instead, which led to a scandal.  Three weeks later he resigned from his Senate campaign citing health issues.


2006:  Construction began on the new World Trade Center's Tower One, a 1,776-foot building sometimes called "Freedom Tower."

World Trade Center walking tour, Heroes of the World Trade Center and its Memorial, World Trade Center Deep History Tour, World Trade Center 360 Tour, The World Trade Center Tour, WTC tour, Experiencing and Interpreting the World Trade Center Tour.

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