March 19th In NYC History
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On this date in...
1831...A staggering $250,000 is stolen from a bank on Wall Street in the city's first reported bank robbery.
1956...Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Johnny Podres, hero of the 1955 World Series, is drafted into the Navy.
1984...John J. O'Connor succeeds the late Terrence Cardinal Cooke as the eighth Catholic Archbishop of New York.