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Posted: May 8, 2013 | 10:53 PM
by Jared Goldstein

1668... 16 families settle in a wooded area that later will become the town of Fordham in the Bronx.

1744... The city's first sanitation code forces skinners, tanners and starch makers to stop pouring residual gunk into the streets.


1903  ?  Bing Crosby 5/3/1903 - 10/14/1977
American singer, actor and songwriter

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May Sarton 5/3/1912 - 7/16/1995
American poet, novelist and essayist60William Inge 5/3/1913 - 6/10/1973
American playwright; awarded Pulitzer Prize for "Picnic" in 195367Sugar Ray Robinson 5/3/1921 - 4/12/1989
American boxer; world champion six times between 1946 and 1960
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1920  Folk singer Pete Seeger 


1934Frankie Valli, ? Singer (The Four Seasons), turns 78


1936Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio made his major league debut with the New York Yankees.

1949... Giants manager Leo "The Lip" Durocher is reinstated after a five-day suspension for punching a fan at the Polo Grounds.


1960The musical "The Fantasticks" opened off-Broadway, beginning a record run of nearly 42 years.


2001The United States lost its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.


2010Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad was apprehended aboard a flight preparing to depart New York for Dubai.



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