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may 4 in nyc history

Posted: May 8, 2013 | 10:53 PM
by Jared Goldstein

1626Dutch explorer Peter Minuit landed on what is now Manhattan.


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Horace Mann 5/4/1796 - 8/2/1859
American educator and philanthropist
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1895...The permanent Washington Arch in Washington Square is completed. It replaces the wooden original.



1905...40,000 pack the opening of Belmont Park. The feature race ends in a dead heat, with film courtesy of Thomas Edison.


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Audrey Hepburn 5/4/1929 - 1/20/1993
Belgian-born motion-picture and stage actress

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1937Ron Carter, Jazz bassist, turns 751937Dick Dale, Rock musician, turns 75
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1950...Police display a year's worth of illegal drugs captured in raids and later incinerated. The total haul is worth about $100,000.


1958:  Artist Keith Haring born in PA.


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2006A federal judge sentenced Zacarias Moussaoui to life in prison for his role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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