WANTED: BOSS TWEED
On November 19, 1873: William Marcy Tweed, the “boss”of Tammany Hall, was convicted on 204 of 250 counts of defrauding city of $6M and was sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment.
A MIGHTY WOMAN WITH A TORCH
On November 19, 1887: New York native poet Emma Lazarus, best known for her 1883 sonnet “The New Colossus” which lines appear on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, died in New York City most likely from Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
BORN ON THIS DAY: ROCCO DISPIRITO
On November 19, 1966: Celebrity chef and cookbook author Rocco DiSpirito was born in Jamaica, Queens.
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