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FIRST BANK ROBBERY

On March 19, 1831: Two men, James Honeyman and William Murray, robbed City Bank on Wall Street. They made a set of homemade keys, approached the bank after hours, and emptied the vault and several safety boxes of $245,000 (equal to $52 million today). They were later caught and sentenced to five years at Sing Sing prison.

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FIGHTING IN COLOR

On March 19, 1954: The first color televised prize fight was broadcasted from Madison Square Garden. The fight was Joey Giardello against Willie Tory, and ended with Giardello knocking out Tory in round seven.

Madison Square Garden MSQ Black and White

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HARVEY WEINSTEIN

On March 19, 1952: Film producer and studio executive Harvey Weinstein was born.  Weinstein is one of the founders of Miramax Films, and he and his brother are co-chairmen of the Weinstein Company. He is the producer behind Gangs of New York, which was nominated for ten Academy Awards.

Harvey Weinstein

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