Start date: Mar 29, 1865
End date: Apr 09, 1865
Born: Nov 02, 1903 · Connecticut, United States
Died: May 23, 1994 · Waterbury, CTHighlights
- 1040: He planted his first bomb on November 16, 1940, leaving it on a window sill at the Consolidated Edison power plant at 170 West 64th Street in Manhattan.
- 1951: His first two bombs drew little attention, but the string of random bombings that began in 1951 frayed the city’s nerves and taxed the resources of the New York City Police Department (NYPD).
- 1957: Accompanied by Waterbury police, four NYPD detectives arrived at Metesky’s home with a search warrant shortly before midnight on Monday, January 21, 1957.
- 1957: On April 18, 1957, Judge Liebowitz committed Metesky to the Matteawan Hospital for the Criminally Insane at Beacon, New York.
- 1973: In 1973, the United States Supreme Court ruled that a mentally ill defendant cannot be committed to a hospital operated by the New York State Department of Correctional Services unless a jury finds him dangerous.
- 1994: George Metesky died on May 23, 1994 in Waterbury, United States.
Start date: Nov 01, 1955
End date: Apr 30, 1975
- extreme poverty; destitution; a cramping and oppressive lack of resources (as money); especially : severe poverty; extreme and often stingy frugality:
“he died in a state of virtual penury”
“lived in a time when single women like herself faced a lifetime of genteel penury”
extreme poverty · destitution · pennilessness · impecuniousness · impoverishment · indigence · pauperism · privation · beggary; destituteness, impecuniosity, necessity, need, neediness, penuriousness, poverty, poorness, want
affluence, opulence, richness, wealth, wealthiness; [near antonyms] luxury, prosperity
The exact meaning of “penury” (from Latin penuria, meaning “want”) can vary a bit from context to context. It sometimes has had a broad sense of “lack” or “scarcity,” as when one character remarks on another’s “penury of conversation” in Jane Austen’s Emma. It can also mean “frugality,” as in Edith Wharton’s description of an excessively thrifty hostess in The Age of Innocence: “Her relatives considered that the penury of her table discredited the Mingott name, which had always been associated with good living.” The most common sense of “penury,” however, is simply “poverty,” as in Shakespeare’s As You Like It: “Shall I keep your hogs, and eat husks with them? What prodigal portion have I spent that I should come to such penury?”
late Middle English: from Latin penuria ‘need, scarcity’; perhaps related to paene ‘almost.’
Middle English, from Latin penuria, paenuria want; perhaps akin to Latin paene almost
First Known Use: 14th century
Population: 864,816 (2015)
Area: 231.89 sq miles (600.59 km²)
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Nearby airports: San Francisco International Airport · Oakland International Airport
Mayor: Ed Lee
Date: Mar 28, 1979