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Archives for October 2016
Due to a trick of clock time, it’s possible to treat yourself to apparitions of ancient mythic characters that appear in the starry heavens every morning this week from as late as 6:30am to 7:00am. Figures drawn by the stars stand out in the darkness closer to 6:30, while the brightest stars in those constellations, […]
475 – Romulus Augustulus is proclaimed Western Roman Emperor. 1517 – Protestant Reformation: Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. 1861 – American Civil War: Citing failing health, Union General Winfield Scott resigns as Commander of the United States Army. He was a United States Army general […]
At the October 25 meeting of Community Board 1, chairman Anthony Notaro was reviewing recent developments in Lower Manhattan, when he said, “last Thursday, Ruth left us…” At that point, the normally unflappable Mr. Notaro paused, and then added, in a quieter voice, “and that’s all I can say.” As a photo of Ruth Ohman […]
312 – Battle of the Milvian Bridge: Constantine I defeats Maxentius, becoming the sole Roman emperor in the West. 456 – The Visigoths brutally sack the Suebi’s capital of Braga (Portugal), and the town’s churches are burnt to the ground. 1492 – Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba on his first voyage to the New World. 1886 […]
There will be both tricks and treats for Halloween celebrants of all ages throughout the weekend of October 29 and 30, as well as on the day itself. Battery Park City residents planning to escort little goblins on Monday (October 31), between 5:00 and 8:00 pm should begin browse www.BPCBlockParty.com/Halloween. That’s where lists of addresses […]