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Feb. 21st in NYC History

Posted: Feb 20, 2013 | 11:03 PM

1907:  Poet W.H. Auden born in York, England.  He lived in NYC and died in 1973.

We can see Auden's row house on East Village tours.

1925:  The New Yorker magazine debuted.

1943:  Pride of Brooklyn, David Geffen, entertainment producer and philanthropist, born.

1965:  Black Muslim civil rights leader Malcolm X/Shabbazz killed by assassins from his former organization, the Nation of Islam at the Audobon Ballroom .  One of them eludes justice.  He was 39.

We go over his remarkable 'four lives' on my Harlem tours.  We are going by his and his wife's mosque today.

We can see the Malcolm X memorial and exhibit on a Washington Heights tour.


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