March 13th In NYC History
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1885...The Statue of Liberty's pedestal is fully financed, after New York World publisher Joseph Pulitzer promises to print the names of everyone who contributes.
1888...New Yorkers walk across the frozen East River as the "Great Blizzard" continues to blow.
1964...In a murder that shocks the city, 28-year-old Kitty Genevese is stabbed to death at 3 a.m. near her apartment in Kew Gardens, Queens. Thirty-eight people hear her screams but do nothing to help, and the resulting media coverage paints many New Yorkers as callous and apathetic.