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may 6th in nyc history

Posted: May 8, 2013 | 10:55 PM
by Jared Goldstein

1626...The Dutch West India Company is granted ownership of Manhattan when Peter Minuit strikes a deal with the Algonquin Indians to buy the island for $24 worth of trinkets.

Rudolph Valentino 5/6/1895 - 8/23/1926
Italian-born American silent screen actor

1915, Orson Welles, the film, stage, and radio actor; director, producer and writer who combined his talents in the highly regarded movie "Citizen Kane," was born. death on Oct. 10, 1985.  born and died elsewhere.  Hollywood, Radio and Broadway drama.

1915Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox hit the first of his 714 major league home runs in a 4-3 loss to the New York Yankees at the Polo Grounds.

1930  Willie Mays born. baseball great Willie Mays, born in 1931.

1945...Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia announces he will not seek a fourth term.Today's New Yorker birthdays include

1959  Actor George Clooney

1972Martin Brodeur, Hockey player

2002"Spider-Man" became the first movie to make more than $100 million in its opening weekend.2004The final first-run episode of "Friends" aired on NBC.


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