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By On This Day in NYC's History

NEW AMSTERDAM BECAME NEW YORK CITY

On June 6, 1664: After the Second Anglo-Dutch War, Nieuw Amsterdam was reincorporated under English law as New York City, named after the Duke of York (later King James II).

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LENNON, ONO, ZAPPA AND THE MOTHERS

On June 6, 1971: John Lennon and Yoko Ono made a surprise appearance, joining Frank Zappa and The Mothers onstage at the Filmore East in Manhattan. Lennon joined in on performing a small number of songs with the band, and footage of the event can still be watched on Youtube.

 

COLIN QUINN

On June 6, 1959: Actor, comedian, and writer Colin Quinn was born in Brooklyn. Quinn was a featured member of the Saturday Night Live cast from 1997-2000. During his tenure, Quinn hosted the “Weekend Update” segment. After SNL, Quinn hosted Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, which aired on Comedy Central. He is also a frequent guest on the radio program, The Opie and Anthony Show.

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