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Happy Birthday, Marine Parkway Bridge.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

A humble narrator is taking a short break this week, and single images will be greeting you through the July 4th Holiday week while I’m out shvitzing and photographing things.

Today is July 3rd, and just like the rest of the calendar, there’s always a series of events that occurred over the centuries which seems to suggest that history might not be all that random. Alternatively, it probably is, and it’s the nature of human beings to attempt to form ordered patterns out of chaos.

  • 1775 – American Revolutionary War: George Washington takes command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • 1819 – The Bank of Savings in New York City, the first savings bank in the United States, opens.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: The final day of the Battle of Gettysburg culminates with Pickett’s Charge.

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, July 3rd is the start of the Dog Days of Summer.


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Written by Mitch Waxman

July 3, 2018 at 11:00 am

Posted in Brooklyn

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