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February 17th in New York City History

Posted: Feb 17, 2013 | 7:41 PM
by Jared Goldstein

1874: Thomas J. Watson, Sr., who built I.B.M., born.  He died in 1956.

1913:  The ground-breaking Armory Show, the International Exposition of Modern Art, introduced a whole new way of looking at the world to New York City.  New York's genteel Victorian realism was left behind.  Works by Cezanne, Duchamp, Picasso Gauguin, and Matisse introduced abstraction and motion and ideas into art.  New American artists were featured as well, such as Charles Sheeler, Marsden Hartley and Stuart Davis.

1933:  Newsweek magazine hit the newstands.   As of January 1st 2013, it is only digital.

1943:  Joe Dimaggio left the Yankees to join World War 2.  He returned in 1946.

1981:  Paris Hilton, Socialite and media darling, born.

1995:  Colin Ferguson convicted of murder in the December 1993 Long Island Rail Road shootings.


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