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Feb 7 in NYC History

Posted: Feb 7, 2013 | 10:46 AM

1784:  The first mayor to serve New York after the American Revolution, wealthy attorney James Duane is appointed mayor.  He is honored by a street name, which is the namesake of Duane Reade stores.  

1932:  Writer Gay Talese born.

1964:  Beatlemania in the USA.  Thousands of fans greet the Beatles at JFK airport for their first American visit.

1983:  Jazz great Eubie Blake born in Brooklyn.  He was born in 1883.

1995:  Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the conceiver of the 9/11/01 attacks (Project Bojinka or Operation Bojinka), was arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.  Ramzi Yousef's uncle Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks.

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