1811: Horace Greeley, editor and politician, born.
1821: Elizabeth Blackwell, pioneering medical practitioner, born.
1837: "The Great Kiln Road," often called the "Great Kill Road," had its name changed to Gansevoort Street. This road was where so many were killed which was the impetus for the High Line. Herman Melville walked this street named for his illustrious Dutch ancestors. This comes up in High Line tours.
1894: Illustrator Norman Rockwell born in NYC. He died in 1978.
1907: James Michener, author, born in NYC.
1918: The Bronx' actor, comedian, and talk show host, Joey Bishop born.
1956: Broadway favorite Nathan Lane born.
1989: John Cassavetes died at 59.
He was the ambitious climbing actor in Rosemary's Baby, which took place at the Dakota, which we see on Upper West Side tours and John Lennon Tours.
2006: "Grandpa" Al Lewis, actor from "The Munsters," restauranteur, and social activist died.
2008: Super Bowl XLII: The New York Giants upset the New England Patriots.