Stuyvesant High School is a New York City public high school that
specializes in math and science. The school opened in 1904 on
Manhattan's East Side and moved to a new building in Battery Park City
in 1992. The school is noted for its famous alumni, including four
Nobel laureates, its strong academic programs, and the large
percentage of its graduates who attend prestigious universities.
Together with Brooklyn Technical High School and Bronx High School of
Science, Stuyvesant is one of the three original Specialized High
Schools of New York City. These schools are operated by the New York
City Department of Education and are open, with no tuition fee, to all
residents of New York City (only). Admission is by competitive
examination only. There has been a long-standing friendly rivalry
between Stuyvesant and Bronx Science over the Intel Science Talent
Search, with both schools claiming dominance at various times.
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The Bank of Montreal, Canada's oldest chartered bank, opened in
Arthur Balfour issued the Balfour Declaration, proclaiming British
support for Jewish settlements in Palestine.
BBC Television Service, the oldest regular high-definition television
station in the world, was launched.
Howard Hughes flew Spruce Goose, the largest flying boat ever built,
on its maiden flight in Long Beach, California.
The first crew arrived at the International Space Station.
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It is quite certain that in seeing the people who treat us so well
despite their own misfortune, we are more obliged than ever to work
hard for their happiness. -- Marie Antoinette