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October 2nd In NYC History

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On this date in...

1890...Comedian Groucho Marx is born in a tenement on East 93rd Street.

1975...Mayor Abe Beame faces the grim possibility of a bankrupt city when Moody's Investors Service lowers its ratings for New York bonds.

1979...Pope John Paul II visits New York, where he addresses the United Nations and celebrates mass at Yankee Stadium.

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