Idlewild Field – aka JFK Airport – Dedicated

Prior to being renamed in honor of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, New York’s largest airport was called Idlewild Field.   Idlewild was officially dedicated on July 31, 1948 in a ceremony presided by President Harry S. Truman and other officials: The airport was officially named New York International Airport, Anderson Field. Anderson was …

The Day The Bronx Came To Be

On this date, back in 1639, a Danish farmer named Jonas Bronck purchased 50 acres of land just north of Manhattan. Describing his new home Bronck wrote: “The invisible hand of the Almighty Father, surely guided me to this beautiful country, a land covered with virgin forest and unlimited opportunities. It is a veritable paradise …