July 15th, a virtual NYC History Walking Tour
Posted: Jul 15, 2013 | 12:57 PM
by Jared Goldstein
1779: Clement Clarke Moore, the scholar, real estate developer, and benefactor who wrote "A Visit From St. Nicholas" or "'Twas The Night Before Christmas" born.
We visit the Moore house on my Santa Claus NYC Tour. We see Union Theological Seminary's old campus on High Line Tours, and Moore and UTS heritage on Chelsea Tours.
1850: Mother Cabrini born in Italy. America's first Catholic Saint founded the Sisters of the Sacred Heart and 65 hospitals, schools and orphanages. She was canonized in 1946.
We see where she began her missionary work in the Italian part of today's Greenwich Village on Greenwich Village tours.
1933: Aviator Wiley Post took off from Floyd Bennett
Field commencing the first solo flight around the world, which he accomplished in seven days.
1992: Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton was nominated as the Democratic presidential candidate at its Madison Square Garden convention.