NEW YORK’S OLDEST CATHOLIC PARISH
On October 5, 1785: The cornerstone was laid for St. Peter’s Church, an NYC Landmark, at Barclay and Church Streets in Lower Manhattan. The first mass was celebrated in 1786.
WORLD SERIES ON THE RADIO
On October 5, 1921: The World Series was broadcast on the radio for the very first time. The Yankees took on the Giants and sportswriter Grantland Rice described the action on the field.
BORN ON THIS DAY: NEIL deGRASSE TYSON
On October 5, 1958: Astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson was born in Manhattan. Tyson is currently the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space and a research associate in the department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.
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