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December 7 in New York History


πŸ“ On This Day πŸ“

Friday, December 7, 1900 β€” 118 years ago

A new Ellis Island processing center opens after a fire destroyed the original wood buildings. These are the current brick and limestone structures seen on the island today.

Tuesday, December 7, 1993 β€” 25 years ago

A shooting on the LIRR kills six and injures 19 at the Merillon Avenue station on Long Island. The killer methodically shot people as they sat in the train car until passengers tackled him while he was reloading.

Wednesday, December 7, 1994 β€” 24 years ago

Howard Stern and a passing motorist save a man threatening to jump from the George Washington Bridge. The man called in to Stern's radio show from the middle of the GWB, intending to jump to his death. Stern kept him talking and Brooklyn resident Helen Trimble heard the broadcast, stopped her car on the bridge, found the man, and hugged him until police arrived.


⏰ AGBC Rewind ⏰

3 years ago
Forest Hills Fires, Air Quality Alert, and Holiday Harassment

2 years ago
Tour NYC's 2016 Christmas Window Displays with Google


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