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May 2nd in NYC History

Posted: May 2, 2013 | 1:35 AM

1895Broadway lyricist Lorenz Hart was born in New York City


1898...William Randolph Hearst's "New York Journal" wins the newspaper wars with a record circulation of 1.6 million copies daily.



1932...Comedian Jack Benny's first radio show debuts from New York on NBC. The program runs for more than 20 years.


1939New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig's streak of 2,130 consecutive games played came to an end when the ailing slugger removed himself from the lineup.

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