First US Subway
By On This Day in NYC's History

FIRST SUBWAY

On February 27, 1870: The first pneumatic-powered subway line was opened to the public. The railway didn’t operate on its opening day because of an engine failure, but within a week, passengers enjoyed taking the short journey under Broadway from Warren to Murray Street and back.

First US Subway NYC Pneumatic 1870

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WTC BOMBED

On February 26, 1993: The World Trade Center was bombed by Islamic Extremists. The bomb killed six people and more than one thousand people were injured when a van exploded in the parking garage beneath the building.

Twin Towers 1997

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TOM SEAVER

On February 26, 1989: The New York Yankees announced Tom Seaver as their new TV sportscaster. He was a former pitcher and sportscaster for the Mets, making him one of the three regular announcers for both New York teams.

2011 Baseball Hall of Fame Tom Seaver Sportscaster

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