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1861...Thousands line Broadway to cheer New York soldiers marching off to fight the Civil War.

1945...Rodgers' and Hammerstein's "Carousel" debuts on Broadway.

1965...New York City officially recognizes its architectural heritage with enactment of the Landmarks Law, designed to identify, designate and preserve historic buildings and districts. The preservation movement grew out of the destruction of the original Pennsylvania Station in 1963.

1989...A young investment banker is brutally raped and beaten while jogging in Central Park. Five teenagers are later convicted in the attack. The jogger remains anonymous for 14 years, until 2003 when Trisha Meili publishes her autobiography, "I Am The Central Park Jogger."

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