May 17th in New York history

πŸ“ On This Day πŸ“

135 years ago on May 17th, 1884

P.T. Barnum leads a parade of 21 elephants across the Brooklyn Bridge

80 years ago on May 17th, 1939

The first televised sporting event takes place at Columbia University

51 years ago on May 17th, 1968

A second round of protests take place at Columbia University, lasting for five days and resulting in 177 arrests

43 years ago on May 17th, 1976

The Roosevelt Island Tram opens for business, becoming the first commuter aerial tramway in North America


⏰ AGBC Rewind ⏰

7 years ago
Memorial For Beastie Boy Adam 'MCA' Yauch This Saturday In Union Square

3 years ago
May 17 in History: The First Televised Sporting Event

2019
AGBC News Episode 23: Terrorism Arrests, Hands Across America, and a Stan Lee Statue


🌎 World History 🌏

Library of Congress  •  New York Times  •  BBC  •  Wikipedia


🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 92Β°F in 1974
Record Low: 39Β°F in 1956


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