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By On This Day in NYC's History

BEFORE THERE WAS SUDOKU…

On December 21, 1913: The very first crossword puzzle, created by Arthur Wynne, was published in the New York World. Find the original puzzle below:

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SUBWAY BOMBING AT FULTON

On December 21, 1994: Edward Leary firebombed a crowded 4 train at Fulton Street, injuring more than 40 people. Six days prior, Leary firebombed a 3 train at 145th Street. Leary was sentenced to 94 years in prison for both attacks.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: JANE FONDA

On December 21, 1937: Actress, activist, and fitness guru Jane Fonda was born in New York City.

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