The First Use of the Term “The Big Apple”

The term “The Big Apple” was first used on this day – May 3rd, 1921.

John J. Fitz Gerald, a sports writer for the New York Morning Telegraph was the first to use the term in print. Its popularity since the 1970s is due in part to the promotional campaign spearheaded by the New York tourist authority.

In February of 1924, John J. Fitz Gerald, a columnist covering horseracing for the New York Morning Telegraph, debuted a new column he called: Around the Big Apple, further popularizing the term.

In it, Fitz Gerald wrote “The Big Apple, the dream of every lad who ever threw a leg over a thoroughbred and the goal of all horsemen. There’s only one Big Apple, that’s New York.”

Journey to Better Health | AWARE for All – NYC

WHAT:                Join this free community event, hosted by The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), to learn more about clinical trials and hear personal experiences from those who are involved in them. Free health screenings provided by Harlem United and free dinner will be available at the event. The first 50 people to register and attend will receive a $20 Walgreens gift card. Pfizer, Harlem United, New York Academy of Medicine, Mount Sinai’s Tisch Cancer Institute, and other organizations will be exhibitors. 

WHEN:                Thursday, May 19, 2022

5 PM – 8 PM EST

WHERE:              The New York Academy of Medicine

                             1216 5th Ave

New York, NY 10029

WHO:                  The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP)

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