The Rockefellers were one of the most famously wealthy families in history. But they were in deep trouble. And to get them out of it, they turned to the man who would eventually become the longest-serving prime minister in Canadian history.
The Roosevelt Hotel, New York City. It’s been sitting amid the chaos of midtown Manhattan since it opened in the early 1920s, a luxury hotel that still attracts visitors from all over the world. And it was right here at the Roosevelt in 1929 that a Canadian changed the way Americans celebrate New Year’s Eve.