Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Follow NY1 News on Facebook Follow NY1 News on Google+ Subscribe to this news feed 

News

February 22nd In NYC History

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: February 22nd In NYC History
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

On this date in...

1877...The U.S. Congress approves Bedloe's Island as the home for the planned Statue of Liberty, which will be dedicated nine years later. In 1956 the island's name will officially be changed to Liberty Island, which is how it's known today.

1881...New York City accepts Cleopatra's Needle from Egypt. The 90-foot ancient obelisk still stands in Central Park.

1934...Stage and screen star Fannie Brice, a product of the Lower East Side, hams it up at a beauty contest with her fellow Zeigfeld Follies showgirls.

1951...Walt Disney's animated version of "Cinderella" premieres in New York.

10.11.12.245 ClientIP: 54.82.117.121, 69.192.3.22, 10.254.40.197 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP