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1626...The Dutch West India Company is granted ownership of Manhattan when Peter Minuit strikes a deal with the Algonquin Indians to buy the island for $24 worth of trinkets.

1945...Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia announces he will not seek a fourth term.

Today's New Yorker birthdays include baseball great Willie Mays, born in 1931.

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