Sept 24th in NYC's History: Some beginnings and endings, including one made of felt, moxie, and googly eyes.
Posted: Sep 24, 2012 | 12:48 PM
by Jared Goldstein
1625: Johan de Witt the Dutch statesman and political leader of Holland (1653-72) was born. He presided during the end of Nieuw Amsterdam. But that was not to be the last that New-York City and the British would here from the House of Orange...
1869: "Black Friday" was precipitated by financiers Jay Gould and James Fisk's attempts to corner the gold market. Thousands' of fortunes lost on Wall Street as investors panicked.
1896: F. Scott Fitzgerald born. He died too soon in 1940.
1921: Jim McKay, Emmy Award winning Sportscaster on CBS and ABC for decades, born.
1936: Jim Henson, father of the Muppets, born.
1948: NYPD Blue Actor Gordon Clapp born.
1957: The Brooklyn Dodgers play their last Brooklyn home game at Ebbets Field; they beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0. 'Dem Brooklyn Bums' were shipped to LA in a championship era.
1968: "60 Minutes" premiers on CBS. I've watched it all my life, along with Sesame Street at the beginning, on a different channel.
1972: Joe Namath passes for 496 yards over 15:28 completions leading to six touchdowns, enabling the Jets to beat the Colts 44-34. Rich Caster caught three of those touchdown passes. Baltimore must hate Joe Namath.