Monday, September 28, 2009
New York City Celebrates 400th Anniversary
VOANews: New York City Celebrates 400th Anniversary By Martin Phillips 26 September 2009
Four hundred years ago this month, Henry Hudson, looking for a sea route to Asia, sailed into what is now New York Harbor. His arrival is celebrated as the beginning of Dutch settlement in North America. A few years later, Dutch traders established New Amsterdam to trade animal furs with local Indians. Today that settlement is known as New York City.