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By On This Day in NYC's History


On February 19, 1674: The Netherlands and England signed the Treaty of Westminster to end the Third Anglo-Dutch war. During the war, the Dutch briefly occupied New York City and named it New Orange, but after the peace treaty was signed, the city was given to the English and the name was reverted back to New York.

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On February 19, 1992: The Broadway musical Crazy For You opened at the Shubert Theater for 1,622 performances. The musical was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman, and won a Tony Award for Best Musical in 1992.

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On February 19, 1963: Soapstar Jessica Tuck was born in New York City. She is best known for her role as Megan Gordon Harrison on One Life to Live and also starred in Judging Amy and True Blood.

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