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July 8th: A Virtual NYC Walking Tour Through History

Posted: Jul 7, 2013 | 10:38 PM
by Jared Goldstein

1871...One day after the New York Times rejects a $5
million bribe from political boss William Tweed to keep the Times from
publishing incriminating documents, the paper exposes the Tweed's
massive City Hall corruption.


1889The Wall Street Journal was first published.  2c per copy.


David Lilienthal 7/8/1899 - 1/15/1981

American businessman and government official



1907Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first "Follies," on the roof of the New York Theater in New York City.


Nelson Rockefeller 7/8/1908 - 1/26/1979

American politician; New York governor (1959-73) and U.S. vice president (1974-7)
John D., Grandfather born 1839.


Louis Jordan 7/8/1908 - 2/4/1975

American singer, saxophonist and bandleader


Billy Eckstine 7/8/1914 - 3/8/1993

American singer and bandleader


1919President Woodrow Wilson received a tumultuous welcome in New York City after his return from the Versailles Peace Conference in France.

1924:  WNYC begins broadcasting.


1952Anna Quindlen, Writer, turns 61


1962Joan Osborne, Rock singer


1970Beck, Rock musician,

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