April 26th in NYC
Posted: Apr 25, 2013 | 5:52 PM
by Jared Goldstein
1785: Naturalist, ornithologist, and artist John James Audubon born in Haiti.
1822: Frederick Law Olmsted father of landscape architecture and co-designer of Central Park born. He died 1905.
Central Park walking tours.
1859: Businessman, inventor, and philanthropist
Peter Cooper established
Cooper Union with the goal of educating all regardless of race, gender or religion.
East Village walking tours. 8th Street walking tours.
1961: Roger Maris, Yankee outfielder, hit the first of what will be a record 61 home runs in a season. The record will stand for 37 years.
1914, Bernard Malamud, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, was born in Brooklyn. He died 1986.
Lower East Side walking tours. Jewish heritage tours.
1989: Actress-comedian-producer Lucille Ball died at 77.