BRT CRASHED IN FLATBUSH
On November 1, 1918: Over ninety people died in a Brooklyn Rapid Transit elevated train derailment at Malbone Street in Brooklyn. The accident, the worst in US history, became known as the Malbone Street Wreck and the street was later renamed Empire Boulevard in the wake of the tragedy.
JETS’ LUCKY NUMBER 13
On November 1, 1987: New York Jets retired Don Maynard’s jersey, #13. Maynard played wide receiver for the team from 1960 to 1972.
BORN ON THIS DAY: JESSICA VALENTI
On November 1, 1978: Jessica Valenti, founder of Feministing, was born in New York City.
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