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October 14th in New York City History

Posted: Oct 14, 2012 | 1:20 AM
1842:  The Croton Reservoir opens at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue, where the NY Public Library's Schwartzman Main Branch is today.

1890:  Dwight D. Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States, was born in Denison, Texas.  Between being the Supreme Allied Commander of Europe winning World War 2, he was President of Columbia University, bringing military research contracts with him.

1893:  Actress Lillian Gish born.  She will die in 1993.

1894:  poet e. e. cummings born. 

We visit his home on wondrous  Patchin Place on my Greenwich Village Tour.  So many stories to share there.

1905:  The Giants win the World Series 4-1, besting the Philadelphia A's at the Polo Grounds.

1912:  Teddy Roosevelt shot in the chest by a New Yorker while campaigning in Milwaukee. Known as the "Rough Rider," he makes his appearance and speech. 

1931:  NBA Referee from 1956-1980, St John's alum Richie Powers born.

1939:  Fashion designer Ralph Lauren born.

1962:  New York Yankees' manager Joe Girardi born.

1986:  Elie Wiesel wins the Nobel Peace Prize.  He is a holocaust survivor and human rights advocate.

1990:  The Composer and Conductor Leonard Bernstein died at age 72 in the Dakotah.  In around 2006 his apartment will sell for $15 million.


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