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BRT CRASHED IN FLATBUSH

On November 1, 1918: Over ninety people died in a Brooklyn Rapid Transit elevated train derailment at Malbone Street in Flatbush, Brooklyn. The accident, the worst in US history, became known as the Malbone Street Wreck and the street was renamed Empire Boulevard in the wake of the tragedy.

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JESSICA VALENTI

On November 1, 1978: Jessica Valenti, founder of Feministing, was born in New York City. Called the “poster-girl for third-wave feminism,” Valenti penned various books, including Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters. 

 

JETS’ LUCKY NUMBER 13

On November 1, 1987: New York Jets retired Don Maynard’s #13 jersey. Maynard played wide receiver for the team from 1960 to 1972. He was a four-time NFL All Star and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987.

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