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On this date in...
1670...In one of the first sweetheart deals, a monopoly on catching porpoises in the bay between Coney Island and Graves End is granted to Francis Bruizerand of Brooklyn.
1789...The U.S. House of Representatives meets for the first time at Federal Hall in New York.