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By On This Day in NYC's History

THE GODFATHER

On April 25, 1940: Iconic actor Al Pacino of The Godfather, was born in Harlem. Pacino has won numerous awards over the course of his impressive career, including an Oscar, two Emmys, four Golden Globes, and two Tonys.

ROAD TRIP

On April 25, 1901: New York became the first state in the U.S. to require license plates for automobiles, charging vehicle owners a $1.00 fee to purchase the license. In 1903, Massachusetts became the first state to have government-issued plates.

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HANK AZARIA

On April 25, 1964: Emmy Award winning actor and voice talent, Hank Azaria was born in Queens. Azaria is well-known for providing the voices of several characters on the popular animated series, The Simpsons. He has also appeared in numerous films, including The Birdcage, Mystery Men, Along Came Polly, and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.

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