December 5th In NYC History
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1933...New Yorkers raise their glass to the end of Prohibition.
1955...At a meeting in Manhattan, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge to form the AFL/CIO. The group is headed by George Meany of the Bronx, and with 15 million members it's the world's largest labor federation.
1973..."Serpico," starring Al Pacino, opens in Manhattan. The film tracks real-life detective Frank Serpico's struggle to expose corruption in the NYPD in the late 1960s and early 1970s.