August 17th In NYC History
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1807...Robert Fulton's steamboat, the Clermont, sets off from Manhattan to Albany, signalling a revolution in water transportation.
1992...Filmmaker Woody Allen admits he is romantically involved with former partner Mia Farrow's adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn. Allen and Previn are married five years later.
Today's New Yorker birthdays include actor Robert De Niro, born in 1943.