1616 – Spanish Inquisition delivers injunction to Galileo 1815 – Napoleon leaves Elba to start 100-day re-conquest of France 1848 – Marx and Engels publish “Communist Manifesto“ 1893 – 2 Clydesdale horses set record by pulling 48 tons on a sledge in Michigan 1907 – Royal Oil & Shell merge to form British Petroleum (BP) […]
Archives for February 2019
Tomorrow (Tuesday, February 26) would have been the 16th birthday of Imogen Roche, the Lower Manhattan teen who died in an accidental fall from a Tribeca fire escape last September. Her father, Theseus Roche, and her family, will mark the occasion with an event tomorrow evening at Pier A (22 Battery Park, near the southern […]
The Seaport Planning & Preservation Committee of Save Our Seaportwill host a Town Hall meeting about the proposed toxic waste cleanup at 250 Water Street tonight Monday, February 25 (starting at 7:00 pm) the Southbridge Towers community room, at 66 Frankfort Street. All interested members of the public are encouraged to attend.
Church Street School for Music and Art will host The Event, its annual fundraising gala, on Tuesday, March 5 (from 6:30 to 10:30 pm), at the glamorous Tribeca Rooftop located at Two Desbrosses Street. The evening will include music, dancing, cocktails, fine dining, awards, a silent auction. and a celebration of the 15,000 budding artists who […]
1570 – Pius V excommunicates Elizabeth I, absolving her subjects from allegiance 1751 – First performing monkey exhibited in America in New York City, admission was 1 cent 1804 – Jefferson nominated for president at Democratic-Republican caucus 1836 – Samuel Colt patents first revolving barrel multishot firearm 1859 – First use of “insanity plea” to […]
The sculptor who created the “Fearless Girl” statue is being sued by the investment firm that commissioned the piece, in a legal battle that hinges on the question of what it means to own a work of art. “Fearless Girl” was unveiled in Lower Manhattan in March, 2017, as a form of corporate agitprop, by […]