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30th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1980 Martina Hingis (tennis champion)

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Died:

1955 James Dean (actor)

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On This Day:

1898 City of New York established

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19th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1871 Orville Wright (aviator)

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Died:

1977 Groucho Marx (comedian)

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On This Day:

1919 Afghanistan declares its independence (from Britain)

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16th August – On This Day In History

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Born:

1888 TE Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia, British soldier and diplomat)

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Died:

1948 Babe Ruth (legendary baseball player)

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On This Day:

1896 Gold first discovered in the Klondike

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17th June – On This Day In History

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Born:

1943 Barry Manilow (singer)

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Died:

2012 Rodney King (victim of police violence)

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On This Day:

1885 Statue of Liberty arrives in New York City

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31st May – On This Day In History

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Born:

1819 Walt Whitman (poet)

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Died:

1910 Elizabeth Blackwell (first woman in the USA to receive a medical degree)

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On This Day:

1879 Madison Square Gardens opens

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The Great City

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The place where a great city stands is not the place of stretch’d wharves, docks, manufactures, deposits of produce merely,
Nor the place of ceaseless salutes of new-comers or the anchor-lifters of the departing,
Nor the place of the tallest and costliest buildings or shops selling goods from the rest of the earth,
Nor the place of the best libraries and schools, nor the place where money is plentiest,
Nor the place of the most numerous population.

Where the city stands with the brawniest breed of orators and bards,
Where the city stands that is belov’d by these, and loves them in return and understands them,
Where no monuments exist to heroes but in the common words and deeds,
Where thrift is in its place, and prudence is in its place,
Where the men and women think lightly of the laws,
Where the slave ceases, and the master of slaves ceases,
Where the populace rise at once against the never-ending audacity of elected persons,
Where fierce men and women pour forth as the sea to the whistle of death pours its sweeping and unript waves,

Where outside authority enters always after the precedence of inside authority,
Where the citizen is always the head and ideal, and President, Mayor, Governor and what not, are agents for pay,
Where children are taught to be laws to themselves, and to depend on themselves,
Where equanimity is illustrated in affairs,
Where speculations on the soul are encouraged,
Where women walk in public processions in the streets the same as the men,
Where they enter the public assembly and take places the same as the men;
Where the city of the faithfulest friends stands,
Where the city of the cleanliness of the sexes stands,
Where the city of the healthiest fathers stands,
Where the city of the best-bodied mothers stands,
There the great city stands.

 

– Walt Whitman

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8th March – On This Day In History

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Born:

1996 Lorna Fitzgerald (actress)

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Died:

1999 Joe DiMaggio (legendary baseball player)

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On This Day:

1817 Founding of the New York Stock Exchange

 

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