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By On This Day in NYC's History

BREAKING (INTO) THE BANK

On October 27, 1878: Thieves broke into the Manhattan Savings Institution at Broadway and Bleecker and stole almost $3 million. It was the greatest bank robbery of the 19th century.

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Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

RIDE THE UNDERGROUND RAILS

On October 27, 1904: The first underground New York City Subway line, called the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT), opened. It ran from City Hall up to 145th Street in Harlem. The City Hall station unexpectedly closed 41 years after it first opened to the public.

Image courtesy of NYC Subway

Image courtesy of NYC Subway

BORN ON THIS DAY: TEDDY ROOSEVELT

On October 27, 1858: The 26th President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt was born in a four-story brownstone at 28 East 20th Street, in the modern-day Gramercy section of Manhattan.

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Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

 

Featured image courtesy of Daily Mail UK

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