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March 12th in NYC History

Posted: Mar 12, 2013 | 12:56 AM

1858:  Adolph S. Ochs, who built The New York Times into one of the world's top newspapers, was born. He died 1935.

1912:  The Girl Guides, the forerunner of the Girl Scouts of America, was founded in Georgia.  In 1957 the Girl Scouts of America moved its headquarters to New York City.

1922:  Beat writer Jack Kerouac born.  He died in 1969.

“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” 
-- Jack Kerouac, On the Road

1928:  Edward Albee, Playwright "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" born.

1962:  Darryl Strawberry, a star of the Mets (1983-1990) and the Yankees (1995-1999), born.

1987:  "Les Miserables" opened on Broadway.

2002:  The U.N. Security Council approved the first U.S.-sponsored resolution endorsing a Palestinian state.

2009:  Ponzi-scheming financier Bernard Madoff pled guilty in New York.  Many think his swindle was the greatest, but the mortgage boom swindles have not been prosecuted, since they are too big to fail and to jail.

2011:  The Arab League asked the U.N. Security Council to impose a no-fly zone to protect Libyan rebels, which worked out well for them.

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