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By On This Day in NYC's History

THE BILL OF RIGHTS CAME TO BE

On September 25, 1789: The first US Congress, which met in NYC, passed twelve amendments on to the States for ratification. The amendments were designed to protect the the rights of US citizens, guarantee freedom of expression, and delegate power to the States and the people. Ten of these amendments were later ratified as the Bill of Rights.

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AND THEY’RE OFF…

On September 25, 1866: Jerome Park, New York’s first posh thoroughbred racetrack, opened in what is now the Bronx. The park was named after Leonard W. Jerome, the Brooklyn financier who was an avid sportsman and horse racing enthusiast.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: CARL BRAUN

On September 25, 1927: New York Knicks legend Carl Braun was born in Brooklyn. Braun donned a Knicks uniform for 12 seasons and played in five NBA All-Star Games. Braun scored an incredible 10,625 points during his professional career and was a player-coach for the Knicks for two seasons.

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