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July 17th in NYC History

Posted: Jul 17, 2013 | 4:58 PM
by Jared Goldstein

1763:  Manhattan Real Estate baron, fur magnate, drug dealer, America's first multi-millionaire, and philanthropist, John Jacob Astor born 250 years ago in Germany.


1899:
Academy-Award winning American actor James Cagney born. He died March 30, 1986.


1901:  Millionaire industrialist Andrew Carnegie pledged to build 65 public libraries for the city.


1938: 
"Wrong Way Corrigan"Aviator Douglas Corrigan earned the nickname  after he took off from New York bound for California and ended up in Ireland the next day.


1941:  Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak ended
in a game against the Cleveland Indians.


1967:  Jazz Saxophonist John Coltrane died in Long Island.


1996:  230 people aboard TWA Flight 800 bound for Paris died, as their flight exploded and crashed off Long Island, after departing John F. Kennedy International Airport.


2009:  America's most trusted man, former CBS News' anchorman Walter Cronkite died at 92
in Manhattan.

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