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By On This Day in NYC's History


On February 9, 2009: After years of denying use of steroids, New York Yankees player, Alex Rodriguez admitted he took banned substances from 2001 to 2003. During that time, he was playing for the Texas Rangers and confessed that he used because he was pressured to perform well.

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On February 9, 1964: News anchor Jim Jensen made his first appearance on WCBS-TV. He was the head anchor for 29 years, longer than anyone in New York television history, but as ratings started to decline, he was forced to retire. Jensen died in 1999 at the age 72. 

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On February 9, 1934: The coldest day in New York City was recorded at -14.3 degrees Fahrenheit. Six men died from exposure and hundreds of children, firefighters, and policemen suffered frostbite.

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