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Feb 6th in NYC History:
Babe born;
Ashe died;
Get Rich or Die Tryin';
Burr Born;
Rip Torn;
Freedom Ship;

Posted: Feb 5, 2013 | 11:39 PM

1756:  Aaron Burr, America's third vice president, founder of America's second bank, Bank of Manhattan, and prominent New York lawyer who killed rival Alexander Hamilton was born in Newark, N.J.

We explore some of Burr's heritage on Greenwich Village tours, Colonial NYC tours, Wall Street tours, and Seaport tours.

1820:  Freed slaves depart back to Africa.

1895:  The Yankees' baseball star 'Babe' Ruth born in Baltimore.  He died in 1948.

1898:  Poet and Harlem Renaissance Scholar Melvin Tolson born.  He died in 1966.

1931:  Broadway and HBO star Rip Torn born.

1940:  Tom Brokaw, television anchor, born elsewhere.

1943:  Frank Sinatra makes his radio debut on Your Hit Parade.

1986:  Minoru Yamasaki,

original World Trade Center architect, died
after being born in 1912.

We explore his glories and failures on my World Trade Center tours.

1989:  Pulitzer Prize winning historian Barbara Tuchman died in CT after being born in NYC in 1912.

1993:  Arthur Ashe, Tennis Hall of Famer, died in NYC at 49 after a life of activism addressing racism in sports, bias against AIDS, and excellence in sport.

2003:  Pride of South Jamaica Queens, Rapper 50 Cent's 8 platinum debut CD, "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," was released.


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