La Guardia

Probably the greatest mayor that New York ever had, Fiorello H. La Guardia was born to Italian parents, his father a lapsed Catholic, and his mother Jewish. His extraordinary career is described in the 'Brooklyn' chapter of New York.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
This month four hundred years ago, the famed Mayflower began its journey across the Atlantic. After abandoning its sister ship, the Speedwell, which was not seaworthy, the Mayflower finally set sail in September. The people on the Mayflower all belonged to an obscure sect called the Brownists. The founder, Brown himself, had already abandoned the sect and returned to the king’s Church of England. The Pilgrim fathers were woefully badly prepared for their journey, lacking proper farm implements and livestock. The miracle is that they survived at all!




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