May 21st in New York City History
Posted: May 21, 2013 | 2:01 PM
by Jared Goldstein
Gustav Lindenthal 5/21/1850 - 7/31/1935 Austrian-born American civil engineer; designed
the Hell Gate Bridge.
His assistant, Othmarr Ammann, inspired by has fanciful North River Bridge, designed the cost-friendly GW.
1856: Grace Hoadley Dodge, philanthropist, supporter of womens' rights and industrial education, born in NYC.
1902: Marcel Breuer, Architect of
the 1966 Whitney Museum, born in Austria. He died in NYC in 1981.
1927, Charles A. Lindbergh landed his Spirit of St. Louis near Paris, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean
1952...The Brooklyn Dodgers score 15 runs in the first inning en route to a 19-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
1959The musical "Gypsy" starring Ethel Merman opened on Broadway.
1970...Mayor John Lindsay appoints the Knapp Commission to investigate charges of widespread corruption within the New York Police Department.
1999Susan Lucci, star of the ABC soap opera "All My Children," won her first Daytime Emmy Award for best actress in the 19th straight year she was nominated.