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February 7th In NYC History

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1784...Wealthy attorney James Duane is appointed mayor. Now known more as the name of a street – as well as a New York City drugstore chain – Duane also is the first mayor to serve New York following the American Revolution.

1964...Beatlemania sweeps the city as thousands of screaming fans turn out at Kennedy Airport to greet the new British band as they arrive for their first U.S. tour.

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