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March 10th in NYC History

Posted: Mar 10, 2013 | 1:19 AM
1648:  Mayor/Governor/Director-General/CEO of Nieuw Amsterdam (New Amsterdam) Peter Stuyvesant issued a law prohibiting goats and hogs from roaming the streets.

1867:  The mother of Social Work, the Visiting Nurse Service, Nurses in schools, and so much more, Lillian Wald, born.

We see her Henry Street Settlement house

 on one of my Lower East Side tours or my Jewish Lower East Side.

1903:  Clare Boothe Luce,

playwright, anti-communist and anti-FDR politician, and America's first woman Ambassador (Italy and Brazil) born in NYC
. She was also married to the founder of Time, Life, and Sports Illustrated magazines, Henry Luce.  I bet she worked for the CIA just for that reason, and she founded the Atomic Energy Commission and that she was on Reagan's Intelligence Advisory Board.  She died 1987

1940:  Tony Award winning playwright David Rabe born elsewhere.

1959:  The Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth," starring Paul Newman and Geraldine Page, debuted on Broadway.

1965:  Neil Simon's "The Odd Couple" debuted on Broadway

1971:  Actor Jon Hamm (Mad Men) born.


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