It Happened in New York City: Remarkable Events That Shaped History

Overview

The City That Never Sleeps can surely lay claim to more extraordinary occurrences than most other cities combined, and It Happened In New York City goes behind the scenes to tell its story, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped New York City and, indeed, America.
 
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Overview

The City That Never Sleeps can surely lay claim to more extraordinary occurrences than most other cities combined, and It Happened In New York City goes behind the scenes to tell its story, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped New York City and, indeed, America.
 
• Discover life on the moon—brought to you by the man who, in 1835, pulled off the most successful hoax in the history of American journalism.
 
• Be awed by an unforgettable, history-making speech in February 1860 by a “tall, unattractive” man named Abraham Lincoln.
 
• Learn how the miraculous survival of St. Paul’s Church on September 11, 2001, was only the most recent example of its more than 200 years of incredible luck.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762754212
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 1/6/2010
  • Series: It Happened In Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 336,182
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Fran Capo, the author of It Happened In books for New Jersey, New York State, and Pennsylvania, is the cohost of the TV talk show Live it Up! With Donna Drake and Fran Capo, broadcast in the tri-state region. She is also the Guinness Book of World Records’ Fastest Talking Female.
 
Art & Susan Zuckerman host “Z” Travel and Leisure for New York’s WVOX Radio and are reporters for a local newspaper chain, writing about New York City.

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Table of Contents

Fran's Acknowledgments xi

Art and Sue's Acknowledgments xiv

Pirates, Hijacked Jews, and the Wall-Manhattan, 1654 1

40,880 Bullets-Manhattan, 1776 7

New Yorkers Upset about Life on the Moon-Manhattan, 1835 11

The Swedish Nightingale-Manhattan, 1850 17

The Tall, Unattractive Man-Manhattan, 1860 22

The Secret Subway-Manhattan, 1870 27

Madam President-Manhattan, 1872 32

Cleopatra's Needle-Manhattan, 1881 37

Ten Days in an Asylum-Manhattan and Queens, 1887 43

Polar Bear Clubs-Brooklyn, 1903 and 2009 48

The Trial of the Century, or Three's a Crowd-Manhattan, 1906 53

Terrorist Attack on Wall Street-Manhattan, 1920 60

The Death of the Sheik-Manhattan, 1926 66

And the Wall Came Tumbling Down-Manhattan, 1934 71

"Climb, You Fool"-Manhattan, 1945 76

The Day They Tore History Down-Manhattan, 1963 81

A Comic on Trial-Manhattan, 1964 87

Lilliputian New York-Queens, 1964 94

The Gangster Celebrity-Manhattan, 1972 99

The Bull on Wall Street-Manhattan, 1989 104

One Inch Per Minute-Manhattan, 1998 110

A Miracle, A Ghost, and George Washington-Manhattan, 2001 116

A Tiger Strolls Through the Urban Jungle of Queens-Queens, 2004 121

New York City Trivia 125

New York City's World Records and Firsts 129

Bibliography 131

Index 133

About the Authors 141

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