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January 21st In NYC History

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1784...The state legislature meets for the first time at City Hall on Wall Street. New York City remains the state capital until 1796, when Albany is chosen as the new site.

1908...The city's first "No Smoking" law is passed – but it only applies to women, forbidding them to smoke in public. Mayor George McClellan soon vetoes the measure. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP