Feb. 13th in NYC History
Posted: Feb 12, 2013 | 11:43 PM
by Jared Goldstein
1914: ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers was founded in New York City.
1934: Actor, and Columbia's pride, George Segal, born in Great Neck, Long Island.
1935: A New Jersey jury found Brooklyn carpenter Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of first-degree murder of the "Lindbergh Baby," the son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. This led to Hauptmann's execution in 1936.
1944: Actress Stockard Channing born in NYC.
1946: The ten-day tugboat strike was settled. Shipping in New York Harbor had been shut down, paralyzing the city. Previously Mayor O'Dwyer had ordered much of the city shut down to conserve food, for example.
1997: The Dow Jones industrial average broke the 7,000 barrier. "Irrational exuberance?"*
2008: After pitching his sixth year for the Yankees, award-winning Roger Clemens denied taking performance enhancing drugs to Congress.
*2013: The Dow Jones Industrial average begins trading at a record high above 14,000.