Happy Canada Day - Joyeux Fête du Canada! From the N-YHS collection: Thomas Davies, Niagara Falls from Above, 1766. Watercolor, brown and black ink, gouache, and graphite with selective glazing on paper; 13 1/2 x 20 3/4 inches. New-York Historical Society Museum purchase, Traveller's Fund, James S. Cushman, and Foster-Jarvis Fund, 1954.2
Today in 1809, Thomas Paine, whose pamphlet Common Sense helped convince the American public to fight for independence from Great Britain in 1776, dies in poverty and relative
obscurity in Greenwich Village.
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Today in 1647: Peter Stuyvesant arrives in New Amsterdam, 10 months after being appointed to the governorship of New Netherlands colony by the Dutch States-General. Image: Hendrick Couturier, Peter Stuyvesant (1592-1672), ca. 1660. Oil on wood. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Robert Van Rensselaer Stuyvesant
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Today in 1831 William Cullen Bryant, editor of the New York Evening Post, assaults William L. Stone with a whip for publishing insults against him in the Commercial Advertiser; Stone retaliates with his cane until the two are pulled apart.
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New banner up on our building for Lincoln and New York!
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Spring cleaning in New York's attic... get the dust off of Napoleon's fauteuil and Marie Antoinette's chaise!