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January 4th In NYC History

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1877...Railroad magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt dies, leaving an estate of more than $100 million. Vanderbilt had built the New York Central Railroad and Grand Central Terminal.

1944...New Yorker Ralph Bunche becomes the first African-American in the U.S. State Department, when he joins the staff as a territorial studies expert. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP