April 28 in New York History
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Wednesday, April 28, 1937 — 82 years ago
The first animated electric sign debuts along Broadway, featuring 2,000 light bulbs that depict a cartoon scene, similar to how later neon signs would light up figures in sequence to show movement.
Sunday, April 28, 1940 — 79 years ago
'Pennsylvania 6-5000' is first recorded by the Glenn Miller Orchestra. The song would become a jazz standard and make one of New York's phone numbers internationally known. The title references the style of using a word to remember a phone number's first digits, with the PE from 'Pennsylvania' representing numbers beginning 73 in the area around Penn Station. Combined with Manhattan's area code, the number is 212-736-5000, which will still to this day connect you to the Hotel Pennsylvania!
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Evening Update for Thursday, April 28, 2016
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🌞 Weather Records 🌞
Record High: 90°F in 2009
Record Low: 31°F in 1874