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January 19th in NYC History

Posted: Jan 19, 2013 | 1:08 PM
by Jared Goldstein

1770:  The Battle of Golden Hill.  British soldiers were posting broadsides denouncing the Sons of Liberty.  New Yorkers tried to stop them, leading to bloodshed.

1776:  The New Jersey Militia enters Queens to disarm and arrest British loyalists in Newtown.

1886:  John Jacob Astor, the London Newspaper publisher born in NYC.

1937:  Actress Suzanne Pleshette was born in New York City.

1957:  Johnny Cash makes his first national television appearance on The Jackie Gleason Show.

1972:  Former Yankee catcher and soon-to-be Met manager Yogi Berra is voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

1994:  New Yorkers brave a record-breaking deep freeze, as the thermometer dips to -2 degrees.


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