DEADLY FIRE IN BROOKLYN
On December 5, 1876: A catastrophic fire, known as the Brooklyn Theater Fire, broke out at the Brooklyn Theater and killed at least 278 people. It was one of the greatest fires in NYC history.
FIRST IN NATION, NO DISCRIMINATION
On December 5, 1957: New York City became the first city in the United States to legislate against racial and/or religious discrimination in the housing market by adopting the Fair Housing Practices Law.
BORN ON THIS DAY: CARRIE HAMILTON
On December 5, 1963: Actress Carrie Hamilton, daughter of Carol Burnett and Joe Hamilton, was born in New York City. Hamilton passed away in 2002 from cancer.
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