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August 7th In NYC History

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1885...City Hall is draped in black as the funeral procession for former president Ulysses S. Grant marches up Fifth Avenue.

1912...After two terms as president, Teddy Roosevelt is nominated by the Progressive Party to run for a third presidential term. Roosevelt, the only New Yorker to serve as president, loses to Woodrow Wilson.

1919...New York actors and actresses walk out in a strike against theatrical producers.

1974...French stuntman Philippe Petit walks a tightrope between the twin towers of the recently-dedicated World Trade Center – 1,350 feet above the ground. The feat becomes known as the "Artistic Crime of the Century."

1998...A father and son from Queens are among the 250 killed when terrorists' bombs explode outside the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

2011...Former New York State Governor Hugh Carey dies at the age of 92.

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