may 7th in nyc history
Posted: May 8, 2013 | 10:55 PM
by Jared Goldstein
Marcus Loew 5/7/1870 - 9/5/1927 film executive and movie theatre chain owner
1789...The first inaugural ball is held in Manhattan for President and Mrs. George Washington.
1851...Swedish soprano Jenny Lind begins her final New York engagement with a concert at Castle Garden in Battery Park. The singer is wildly popular with American audiences, who still look to Europe for high-brow culture.
??Archibald MacLeish 5/7/1892 - 4/20/1982
American poet, playwright and government official