RIDING THE 4th AVE RAILS
On November 14, 1832: The first street railway debuted in New York City; it used horse-drawn cars with metal wheels that ran on a metal track. The route was on 4th Avenue (what’s now Park Avenue) between Prince and 14th Street, and it cost passengers 12 cents.
AROUND THE WORLD IN 72 DAYS
On November 14, 1889: New York World journalist Nellie Bly (real name: Elizabeth Jane Cochrane) boarded the Augusta Victoria steamship, beginning her attempt to travel around the world in less than 80 days, as inspired by Jules Verne’s character Phileas Fogg. She returned 72 days later in January.
BORN ON THIS DAY: REV RUN
On November 14, 1964: Hip hop artist and practicing minister Joseph Simmions, aka Rev Run, was born in Hollis, Queens.
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