August 5th In NYC History
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On this date in...
1675...Wealthy British captain Christopher Billop stakes claim to a large parcel of land on Staten Island, on which he builds Billop Manor. Today, the stone house is an historic museum.
1979...Former New York Giants and Mets great Willie Mays is inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame.
2010...Manhattan native Elena Kagen is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court.