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By On This Day in NYC's History

HEAR YE, HEAR YE, NYC’S THE CAPITAL

On September 13, 1788: New York City became the temporary capital of the United States.

Image courtesy of NYC Day Tripper

Image courtesy of NYC Day Tripper

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO

On September 13, 1970: Gary Muhrcke won the first New York City Marathon, finishing with the time 2:31:38. Muhrcke was first of only 55 runners to cross the finish line in front of only one hundred spectators.

Image courtesy of Runners World

Image courtesy of Runners World

BORN ON THIS DAY: FIONA APPLE

On September 13, 1977: Native Icon Fiona Apple was born in Manhattan. The singer-songwriter has released four albums and is known for her distinctive husky voice and jazzy, piano-driven music. Her Grammy-winning single “Criminal” is below:

Featured image courtesy of  NYC Gov Parks

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