October 12th In NYC History
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1792...The city marks its first Columbus Day celebration, a tradition which becomes a legal holiday in 1909 and continues to this day.
1915...Speaking in New York, former president Teddy Roosevelt criticizes Americans who identify themselves by dual-nationalities, attacking what he calls "hyphenated-Americanism."
1944...Bobby-soxers riot over Young Blue Eyes when Frank Sinatra plays the Paramount Theater.
1960...Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev causes a scene at the United Nations when he bangs his shoe on his desk during an international dispute.
1978...Punk rocker Sid Vicious allegedly murders his girlfriend in the Chelsea Hotel. He dies of a heroin overdose before his trial.