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By On This Day in NYC's History

THE KING’S JEWEL

On November 10, 1958: New York native diamond merchant Harry Winston donated the Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian Institution.

Image courtesy of Smithsonian Science

Image courtesy of Smithsonian Science

RIP NORMAN MAILER

On November 10, 2007: Pulitzer Price-winning writer and innovator of creative non-fiction Norman Mailer died of acute renal failure in New York City.

Image courtesy of New Yorker

Image courtesy of New Yorker

BORN ON THIS DAY: BIG PUN

On November 10, 1971: Rapper Christopher Rios, aka Big Pun, was born in The Bronx. Pun died in 2000 at age 28 from a heart attack. RIP, Big Pun.

 

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