Downton Abbey–and Green-Wood

No, Lord Grantham from Downton Abbey is not interred at Green-Wood. But there is something of a connection between Green-Wood and Downton Abbey. At least there is for me. Just about every year, in March, I drive down to Washington for an antique photo show. I have collected stereoscopic views of New York City, and … Read more

April 8: Fred Ebb

April 7: Fred Ebb, lyricist of the songwriting team of Kander and Ebb, who wrote “New York, New York,” Caberet, and Chicago, was born on this date in 1928.

April 7: Joey Gallo

April 7: On this day in 1972, mobster Joey Gallo celebrated his 43rd birthday at Umberto’s Restaurant in Little Italy; before the dinner was over, he was shot and killed.

April 5: Eastman Johnson

April 5: Famed painter Eastman Johnson, whose gravestone describes him simply as “ARTIST” and states “HIS WORKS ARE HIS MONUMENT,” died on this date in 1906.

April 4: Samuel Chester Reid

April 4: The Flag Act of 1818, which incorporated the proposal of War of 1812 hero Samuel Chester Reid, that another star be added to the American flag as a new state entered the Union, but that the original 13 stripes remain unchanged, was signed into law by President James Monroe on this date.