Early American patriot Marinus Willett, a key figure in the Revolutonary War at Fort Stanwix and Fort Plain in the Mohawk Valley who, according to New York City correspondent Jim Kaplan, later became Mayor of New York City.
A corset maker in Poland during the 1920s and 1930s who figures in Annette Libeskind Berkovits’ latest historical novel which tells the story of a courageous Jewish teen who was living in Warsaw Poland in the late 1920s and early ‘30s. The character is loosely based on Annette’s mother Dora.
WGY radio in Schenectady, NY, signed on in 1922. Violinist Ann-Marie Barker Schwarz explores the history of high quality music in the early days of radio.
The debate in America on whether the country should fight in World War I. Neil Lanctot is author of The Approaching Storm: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jane Addams and Their Clash Over America’s Future.
A new book by Bryan Jackson argues the Titanic was doomed before she was launched – doomed by her owner, designers and the men who sailed her.
And a proposal to celebrate New York State’s birthday on April 20th. Historian Bruce Dearstyne says the first New York State constitution was adopted April 20th, 1777 during a momentous year for the state during the Revolutionary War.
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