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October 3rd In NYC History

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1910...A thankful multitude welcomes Mayor Gaynor back to City Hall after his three-week recuperation from an assassin's bullet in the neck.

1946...An American Overseas Airlines Douglas D4, en route to Berlin from New York, explodes over Newfoundland, killing all 39 people aboard in the worst commercial airline accident to that point in history.

1951...Bobby Thomson's miracle home run gives the Giants the 1951 pennant.

1965...President Lyndon Johnson signs an immigration bill abolishing nation-of-origin immigration quotas at the Statue of Liberty.

1967...Legendary folk singer Woody Guthrie dies in New York at the age of 55.

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