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September 18th in NYC History: All the History That is Fit to Blog

Posted: Sep 17, 2012 | 11:14 PM
1837:  Tiffany & Co. opens on lower Broadway.

1851: The New York Times (nee' The New York Daily Times) publishes its first issue, four pages, which includes a woman killed by an ice cart, two fires, two executions, and Presidential politics.

1903: Frederick Joseph "Bun" Cook born in Ontario, an original Ranger for 10 years he led the Rangers to the Stanley Cup in 1928 and 1933.

1963: Mets lose to the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 during the final game at the Polo Grounds.

1970:  Jimi Hendrix dies

I believe that his "Crosstown Traffic" song is about getting from his West Village recording studio to his East Village pot dealer, or at least going across Manhattan.

I have a couple of stories about his 62 E 8th St Electric Lady Studios that I would be happy to share with you.

1982: The New York Cosmos Soccer Team wins the Soccer Bowl NASL Championship beating San Diego 1-0.


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