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Day In History ► Manhattan Island Sold

Dateline June 10, 1610 – The most one-sided real estate deal in history as the Dutch think they are buying Manhattan Island from the Natives. Whenever possible I get my history from Stan Freberg. This is from his “Stan Freberg Presents The History of the United States of America, Volume One,” animated by Saul Bass & Art Goodman for the February 4, 1962 broadcast of “Stan Freberg Presents The Chun King Chow Mein Hour: Salute to the Chinese New Year.”