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INVESTIGATION OF A POSSIBLE THREAT

On September 8, 2011: U.S. officials investigated a threat in NYC and Washington DC on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly increased patrol with bomb-sniffing dogs and ordered all illegally parked vehicles to be towed.

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ALAN FEINSTEIN

On September 8, 1941: Alan Feinstein was born in New York City. The actor is most well known for winning the 1983 Drama Desk Award for his work in Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge, which was adapted into a film. Feinstein’s special talent? He can voice act in ten different accents.

HEBREW IN NYC’S SCHOOLS

On September 8, 1930: New York City public schools began offering instruction in Hebrew. The United States has the second-larges Hebrew speaking population in the world, with most of its fluent speakers in the United States having come from Israel.

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