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April 18th In NYC History

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On this date in...

1831...New York University is incorporated.

1923..."The House that Ruth Built" opens. The Babe belts a grand slam as the Yankees beat the Red Sox in the first game ever played at the original Yankee Stadium.

1933...Flamboyant former mayor Jimmy Walker marries Betty Compton – his mistress while he was in office.

1976..."A Chorus Line" wins the Tony for Best Musical.

2008...Pope Benedict XVI arrives in New York City for a three-day visit that includes an address to the U.N. General Assembly and a stop at the Park East Synagogue on the Upper East Side.

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