HEAR YE, HEAR YE, NYC’S THE CAPITAL
On September 13, 1788: New York City became the temporary capital of the United States.
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO
On September 13, 1970: Gary Muhrcke won the first New York City Marathon, finishing with the time 2:31:38. Muhrcke was first of only 55 runners to cross the finish line in front of only one hundred spectators.
BORN ON THIS DAY: FIONA APPLE
On September 13, 1977: Native Icon Fiona Apple was born in Manhattan. The singer-songwriter has released four albums and is known for her distinctive husky voice and jazzy, piano-driven music. Her Grammy-winning single “Criminal” is below:
Featured image courtesy of NYC Gov Parks