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January 3rd In NYC History

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1826...Wealthy auctioneer Philip Hone is sworn in as mayor. He later becomes famous for his diary, which chronicles mid-19th century New York.

1870...Ground is broken for the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. The iconic span opens 13 years later.

1973...Cleveland businessman George Steinbrenner heads a group that buys the Yankees from CBS for $10 million.

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