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1945...Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia reads the funnies on the radio during a long newspaper delivery strike, keeping New Yorkers up to date on the escapades of their favorite comic strip heroes.
1999...Yankee David Cone becomes only the 16th player in the history of Major League Baseball to pitch a perfect game, as the Bronx Bombers blank the Montreal Expos 6-0.
2007...A massive steam pipe explosion near Grand Central Terminal leaves one woman dead and dozens injured.