January 18th in NYC History
Posted: Jan 18, 2013 | 1:52 AM
by Jared Goldstein
1849: New York's first major semi-public library, the Astor
Library, was founded on Lafayette Street with money donated by financier John Jacob Astor. The Astor is one of three private libraries that merge to form the New York Public Library in 1895.
1850: Seth Low, Philanthropist, Politician and Educator, born. He was the only person to be mayor of both the cities of Brooklyn and Greater New York City.
1975: Brooklyn's Barry Manilow gets his first hit: Mandy.
1991: After 62 years in the air, New York City-based Eastern Air Lines announces it is shutting down due to bankruptcy
1961: Rangers Stanley Cup garnering Captain Hockey Hall of Famer Mark Messier born.
1965: Comedian Dave Attell born.