February 2, 1653 in New York history

📝 On This Day 📝

371 years ago on February 2nd, 1653

The Dutch settlement "New Amsterdam" is officially named as a city, beginning what would grow from the tip of Manhattan to become New York City

Just 11 years later, the English would take control of the city and rename it New York.


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🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 59°F in 1988
Record Low: -3°F in 1881

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