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April 18th in New York City History

Posted: Apr 17, 2013 | 10:56 PM
by Jared Goldstein

1831:  Happy Birthday, New York University NYU.

We explore NYU's backyards on East Village tours and Greenwich Village tours.

1881:  Max Weber, Jewish-American modern artist, born in Russia.  He died in 1961.

1923:  The first baseball game was played at Yankee Stadium during which New York beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 in the Bronx thanks to Babe Ruth's three-run homer. 

We visit the Bronx on Bronx tours.

1933:  Former Mayor Beau James Jimmy Walker married his mistress from his days in office Betty Compton.

1963:  Happy Birthday to comedian Conan O'Brien.

We see where Conan O'Brien worked on Rockefeller Center tours.

1963:  Happy Birthday to Eric McCormack, actor famous for "Will and Grace."

We see where Grace had her studio on SoHo tours, and on some Santa Claus tours aka Santa Claus' NYC tour, aka Santa Claus the NYC Tour.

1976:  "A Chorus Line" won the Best Musical Tony award.

1979:  So-called Reality TV's Kourtney Kardashian's birthday.

We see the sisters' favorite neighborhood on SoHo tours.

1999:  Wayne "the Great" Gretzky,

the National Hockey League's record scorer,

played his last professional game at Madison Square Garden.

2011:  Standard & Poor's lowered its long-term outlook for the U.S. government's fiscal health from "stable" to "negative."

We see the Financial District on Wall Street tours, Financial District tours, Downtown tours, and we see financial businesses on Midtown tours, Times Square tours, and Theater District tours.


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