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By On This Day in NYC's History

CATCHING CORRUPT COPS

On May 21st, 1970: The Knapp Commission was appointed by John Lindsay to investigate the charges against the NYPD of corruption.

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INTRODUCING THE BIKE!

On May 21st, 1819: The first bicycles in the United States, swift walkers, were introduced in New York City.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: MARCIE BLANE

On May 21st, 1944: Singer Marcia Blank, also known as Marcie Blane, was born.  Blane is known for her bubbly pop music and for her hit song Bobby’s Girl. Happy birthday Marcie!

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