January 5th In NYC History
Updated: Updated 01/05/2013 01:00 AM
By: NY1 News
On this date in...
1818...The sailing ship James Monroe sets off from New York for Liverpool at exactly 10 a.m., marking the beginning of international shipping run on a set schedule – a revolutionary idea in its day.
1957...Jackie Robinson, who integrated the Major Leagues in 1947, announces his retirement from baseball just weeks after the Dodgers trade him to the rival Giants.
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