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On this date in...

1971...Legendary jazz trumpeter Louie Armstrong dies in his sleep at his home in Corona, Queens, at the age of 71. A week later, thousands pay tribute to "Satchmo" at his wake in Manhattan.

1999...A dangerous heatwave leads to a blackout in upper Manhattan, leaving thousands without power.

Today's New Yorker birthdays include former First Lady Nancy Reagan, born in Queens in 1921.

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