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October 4th In NYC History

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On this date in...

1937...Queens College opens as a four-year college, with 400 students and a staff of 56.

1955...In a dramatic seventh game, the Dodgers defeat the Yankees in the World Series.

1958...The first trans-Atlantic passenger jetliner service is begun by the British Overseas Airways Corporation, with flights between London and New York.

1977...U.S. President Jimmy Carter stands alongside Mayor Abe Beame in the Morrisania section of the South Bronx and pledges to make federal dollars available for a large-scale rebuilding of the decaying neighborhood.

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