February 22nd in New York City History
Posted: Feb 22, 2013 | 2:20 AM
by Jared Goldstein
George Washington 2/22/1732 - 12/14/1799
American general and first president of U.S.
1778: Sometime New Yorker, artist Rembrandt Peale, was born elsewhere. His fame grew from his portraits of George Washington.
1892, Edna St. Vincent Millay, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who personified romantic rebellion, was born. Following her death on Oct. 19, 1950
1918Don Pardo, TV announcer ("Saturday Night Live"),
1934...Stage and screen star Fannie Brice, a product of the Lower East Side, hams it up at a beauty contest with her fellow Zeigfeld Follies showgirls.
1944: Director Jonathan Demme born.
1950Julius Erving, Basketball Hall of Famer
1951...Walt Disney's animated version of "Cinderella" premieres in New York.
1966Rachel Dratch, Actress, comedian ("Saturday Night Live")
1975: Actress Drew Barrymore born.
I saw her in Union Square. We go to her brunch place, Pete's Tavern, on Santa Claus New York City tours.