April 14th in NYC History
Posted: Apr 14, 2013 | 1:18 AM
1866: Anne Sullivan, famous for teaching Helen Keller, born in Massachusetts. She lived her later years in Forest Hills, Queens.
1912: The Titanic sank, traumatizing the many New Yorkers with family aboard, transfixing a nation about the limits of progress and modernity.
1936: Happy Birthday to Frank Serpico, the NYPD officer who bravely took a stand to NYC of police corruption.
1966: Three Nation of Islam members convicted for murdering Malcolm X in Washington Heights Harlem the previous year were sentenced to life in prison. All three were to be paroled by 1993. A fourth man is at large, according to historian Manning Marable.
Thomas Hagen, assassin 1965
Thomas Hagen 2008
We learn about the life and lives of Malcolm X on Harlem tours and Washington Heights tours.