January 17th In NYC History
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1934...Weeks after the repeal of Prohibition, evangelist Billy Sunday preaches the evils of drink in New York, hoping to reinstate the Dry Laws.
In 1944...Mobster Louie "Lepke" Buchalter, the leader of the notorious Brooklyn-based criminal enterprise dubbed "Murder Incorporated," is turned over to New York State by federal authorities after a New York jury convicts him of murder. He is executed later that year.