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By On This Day in NYC's History

LIGHT ‘EM UP

On November 21, 1871: Moses Gale, of Brooklyn, obtained the first patent for a cigar lighter, described as an “improvement in cigar lighters”.

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BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! ON THE VERRAZANO

On November 21, 1964: The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, connecting the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn, opened to traffic.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: GEORGE ZIMMER

On November 21, 1948: Founder and former executive chairman of Men’s Warehouse, George Zimmer was born in New York City.

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Image courtesy of ABC News

 

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