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January 5th In NYC History

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1818...The sailing ship James Monroe sets off from New York for Liverpool at exactly 10 a.m., marking the beginning of international shipping run on a set schedule – a revolutionary idea in its day.

1957...Jackie Robinson, who integrated the Major Leagues in 1947, announces his retirement from baseball just weeks after the Dodgers trade him to the rival Giants.

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