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February 4 in New York History


📝 On This Day 📝

Tuesday, February 4, 1992 — 27 years ago

Area code 917 is introduced, originally used only for cell phones. It was the first area code to be introduced overlapping an existing area code, and although primarily used for cell phones and pagers, it is now occasionally assigned to landlines in Manhattan due to the shortage of 212 numbers.


🌎 World History 🌏

Library of Congress  •  New York Times  •  BBC  •  Wikipedia


🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 68°F in 1991
Record Low: 0°F in 1886


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