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may 4 in nyc history

Posted: May 8, 2013 | 10:53 PM
by Jared Goldstein

1626Dutch explorer Peter Minuit landed on what is now Manhattan.

Horace Mann 5/4/1796 - 8/2/1859
American educator and philanthropist

1895...The permanent Washington Arch in Washington Square is completed. It replaces the wooden original.

1905...40,000 pack the opening of Belmont Park. The feature race ends in a dead heat, with film courtesy of Thomas Edison.

Audrey Hepburn 5/4/1929 - 1/20/1993
Belgian-born motion-picture and stage actress


1937Ron Carter, Jazz bassist, turns 751937Dick Dale, Rock musician, turns 75

1950...Police display a year's worth of illegal drugs captured in raids and later incinerated. The total haul is worth about $100,000.

1958:  Artist Keith Haring born in PA.

2006A federal judge sentenced Zacarias Moussaoui to life in prison for his role in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.


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