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,