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By On This Day in NYC's History

WHAT’S A LIBRARY WITH NO BOOKS?

On January 9, 1854: The Astor Library, developed through the collaboration of John Jacob Astor and Joseph Cogswell, opened to the public. Visitors were welcome but no books were actually in the library yet! The use of books began on the first of February.

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Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

PURCHASE OF THE PINSTRIPES

On January 9, 1903: Frank J. Farrell and William S. Devery purchased the Baltimore Orioles for $18,000 and moved the franchise to New York City. The team was renamed the Highlanders and eventually became the Yankees.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: ANGIE MARTINEZ

On January 9, 1971: Radio personality Angie Martinez, “the Voice of New York,” was born in the Bronx.

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Image courtesy of Zimbio

 

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