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November 17th In NYC History

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1961...Governor Nelson Rockefeller and his wife Mary announce they are divorcing after 31 years of marriage. The shocking news casts a shadow over the governor's run for the presidency in 1964, and he loses the Republican nomination to Barry Goldwater.

Today's New Yorker birthdays include director Martin Scorcese, born in Flushing, Queens, in 1942; and former Met Tom Seaver, born in 1944.

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