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July 12th: a virtual NYC Walking Tour through History

Posted: Jul 12, 2013 | 12:57 PM

1804:  Alexander Hamilton died of wounds relating to his duel a few days prior.

We explore Hamiliton's legacy on Colonial NYC tours and Downtown tours.

1871:  Fifty killed in gunfire during the Orange Society parade on Eighth Avenue celebrating the Protestant victory over Catholics in Northern Ireland in 1690.

1895:  Broadway lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II born in New York City the year his cigar magnate father started building theaters.

1908:  Comedian Milton Berle born as Mendel Berlinger in New York City.

1912:  Full length feature motion pictures become respectable in America
.  Adolph Zukor co-produced the French production and screening of "Queen Elizabeth," starring Sarah Bernhardt, the most famous actress, at the Lyceum Theater, which brought in high society and respectability.  The film then toured the USA, bringing in high profits.  Keep in mind that in 1912 most motion pictures were hand-cranked soft-porn.

1976:  The Democrats opened their national convention in
Madison Square Garden
where three days later they would nominate Georgia governor Jimmy Carter for president.

1984:  Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale named New York Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro his running mate; the first woman to run on a major party ticket.


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