August 18th In NYC History
Updated: Updated 08/18/2012 01:00 AM
By: NY1 News
On this date in...
1896...A family dynasty begins when Adolph Ochs purchases the faltering New York Times for $$75,000. Within four years, the struggling newspaper is in the black.
1943...The Betty Smith novel "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn" is first published.
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