January 27th in NYC History
Electric Light Musical Dance H-Bomb
Posted: Jan 27, 2013 | 1:26 AM
1851: John James Audubon, the artist and naturalist famous for illustrating "Birds of North America" died at the age of 65 on his estate at 155th Street; he is buried in the adjacent Trinity Cemetery, land that was once part of his property.
Adubon's original paintings are at the New-York Historical Society.
We visit there on Upper West Side Tours. We sometimes visit Trinity Cemetery on NYC Santa Claus Tours, and on secret museums tours.
1880: Thomas Edison patented his electric incandescent lamp, making it possible to have electric light in homes.
1885: Musical theatre composer Jerome Kern born in NYC. He died 1945.
1918: Tarzan the Apeman, the first Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan movie opens on Broadway. The 1932 version was produced in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester, NY.
We go there on the Croton NYC Drinking Water tour.
1922: Investigative and adventure journalist Nellie Bly died at 57.
1948: Dancer and director Mikhail Baryshnikov born in Latvia.
1950: In a speech at the Waldorf Astoria, Nobel
prize-winning scientist Dr. Harold Urey ignited the Cold War's arms race when he warns of the dangers of letting the Soviet Union outflank the United States in developing a hydrogen bomb. Days later, President Truman ordered the H-Bomb's development.
1959: Liberal firebrand television news anchor Keith Olbermann born.
2010: J.D. Salinger, reclusive author of "The Catcher in the Rye," died in N.H. at 91.
We see several spots from "Catcher in the Rye on Upper West Side tours and Central Park tours.