mercoledì 22 luglio 2009

fiorello laguardia

NYC Mayor Fiorello Laguardia speaking at mtg. of Italian-American Labor Council re Italy's claim of port of Trieste; at Madison Square Garden. 01/1940 source

Fiorello La Guardia

Fiorello La Guardia, know in the United States as Little Flower, was born in New York in 1882 as son of Achille La Guardia and Irene Coen, a Trieste Jew of Hungarian origin.

Spends some years of his childhood and adolescence in Trieste and from 1901 to 1906 serves in consulates at Budapest, Trieste and Fiume. When returning to New York in 1906, La Guardia speaks fluently seven languages: English, Italian, French, German, Hungarian, Hebrew and Yiddish.

He is the first Italo-American to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1916 and becomes Mayor of New York City in 1933 for a duration of 12 years. Fiorello La Guardia dies in New York in 1947.


Dedicato ad un ex sindaco di New York, il Fiorello LaGuardia Airport è il più piccolo tra gli aeroporti dell'area di New York con un traffico annuo intorno ai 26.000.000 passeggeri. source video istrianet

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