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December 27th In NYC History

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1657...In response to Governor Peter Stuyvesant's persecution of the Quakers in Flushing, the local sheriff issues the Flushing Remonstrance calling for religious tolerance for all.

1892...The cornerstone is laid for the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

1932...It's opening night for Radio City Music Hall as thousands crowd the richly-decorated Art Deco theater to enjoy a gala evening of music, dance and film.

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