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By On This Day in NYC's History

BIRTH CONTROL NOW IN BROOKLYN

On October 19, 1916: Margaret Sanger opened the first ever family planning and birth control clinic at 46 Amboy Street in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. Sanger was later arrested for breaking a NY state law that prohibited the distribution of contraceptives.

Image courtesy of Crisis Magazine

Image courtesy of Crisis Magazine

READ ALL ABOUT IT

On October 16, 1963: The last edition of the New York Daily Mirror, a tabloid newspaper, was published.

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Image courtesy of pan2fla.blogspot.com

BORN ON THIS DAY: ALICE PEARCE

On October 16, 1917: Actress Alice Pearce was born in New York City. You may know Pearce as Gladys Kravitz on the TV series Bewitched, a role she played for two years before she died in 1966.

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Image courtesy of Aveleyman

 

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