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March 25 in NYC History

Posted: Mar 25, 2013 | 9:37 AM
by Jared Goldstein

Arturo Toscanini 3/25/1867 - 1/16/1957

1881:  Bela Bartok, the Hungarian pianist who was one of the most important composers and musicologists of the 20th century, born. He died as a professor at Columbia University in 1945.

1911...In one of the worst factory fires in the city's history, 146 workers are killed when fire sweeps through the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Greenwich Village. The tragedy prompts reforms in workplace safety practices.

1913The home of vaudeville, the Palace Theatre, opened in New York City.

1958James McDaniel, Actor ("NYPD Blue")

1988Robert E. Chambers Jr. pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of 18-year-old Jennifer Levin in New York City's so-called "preppie murder case."

1990...Eighty-seven people die in a fire at the Happy Land Social Club in the Bronx.

1965:  Actress Sarah Jessica Parker ("Sex and the City") celebrates her birthday.  Her husband Matthew Broderick's birthday was on 3/21.

We explore SJP and Carrie's neighborhood on Greenwich Village tours.


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