Artistic Crime of the 20th Century

Today’s NY historic event is emotionally charged and will be remembered for ages to come. On August 7th, back in 1974, French stuntman Philippe Petit walked a tightrope between the Twin Towers of the then recently-dedicated World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan. He performed this 1,350 feet above the ground. The feat become known as …

Birth of the First Amendment

On this date August 4th, back in 1735, a German-American man named John Peter Zenger was acquitted of libel in colonial New York. Zenger was the writer of the New York Weekly Journal and had been charged with seditious libel by the royal governor. The jury found him innocent and concluded that “the truth is …

Columbus Sets Sail from Spain

On Aug. 3rd, back in 1492, many worlds began to end and others began anew as Christopher Columbus set sail from Spain on his first voyage. They spotted a “new world” later in October. In March of 1493 Columbus returned back to Spain. Upon his return, the Admiral of the Ocean Sea immediately wrote a …