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By On This Day in NYC's History

GIDDY UP, NYPD

On September 9, 1904: Mounted police were used for the very first time to protect and serve the residents of New York City.

Image courtesy of Documentarist

Image courtesy of Documentarist

EXPLOSION IN THE EAST RIVER

On September 9, 1932: The Steamboat SS Observation exploded in the East River, killing 71 people.

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Image courtesy of RareNewspapers.com

BORN ON THIS DAY: ADAM SANDLER

On September 9, 1966: Comedian, writer, and producer Adam Sandler was born in Brooklyn. Sandler rose to fame in the 1990s as a cast member of SNL and has since churned out hit movie after hit movie. Below, he performs his hit ode to the lunch lady:

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