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February 22nd in New York City History

Posted: Feb 22, 2013 | 2:20 AM
by Jared Goldstein

George Washington 2/22/1732 - 12/14/1799
American general and first president of U.S.

1778:  Sometime New Yorker, artist Rembrandt Peale, was born elsewhere. His fame grew from his portraits of George Washington.

1892, Edna St. Vincent Millay, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who personified romantic rebellion, was born. Following her death on Oct. 19, 1950

1918Don Pardo, TV announcer ("Saturday Night Live"),

1934...Stage and screen star Fannie Brice, a product of the Lower East Side, hams it up at a beauty contest with her fellow Zeigfeld Follies showgirls.

1944:  Director Jonathan Demme born.

1950Julius Erving, Basketball Hall of Famer

1951...Walt Disney's animated version of "Cinderella" premieres in New York.

1966Rachel Dratch, Actress, comedian ("Saturday Night Live")

1975:  Actress Drew Barrymore born.

I saw her in Union Square.  We go to her brunch place, Pete's Tavern, on Santa Claus New York City tours.


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