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April 14th in NYC History

Posted: Apr 14, 2013 | 1:18 AM

1866:  Anne Sullivan, famous for teaching Helen Keller, born in Massachusetts.  She lived her later years in Forest Hills, Queens.

1912:  The Titanic sank, traumatizing the many New Yorkers with family aboard, transfixing a nation about the limits of progress and modernity.

1936:  Happy Birthday to Frank Serpico, the NYPD officer who bravely took a stand to NYC of police corruption.

1966:  Three  Nation of Islam members convicted for murdering Malcolm X in Washington Heights Harlem the previous year were sentenced to life in prison. All three were to be paroled by 1993.  A fourth man is at large, according to historian Manning Marable.

Thomas Hagen, assassin 1965

Thomas Hagen 2008

We learn about the life and lives of Malcolm X on Harlem tours and Washington Heights tours.


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