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February 8 in New York History

📝 On This Day 📝

Wednesday, February 8, 1956 — 63 years ago

Eastern Air Flight 663 swerves to avoid an oncoming aircraft and crashes near Jones Beach, killing all 84 people on board. The Douglas DC-7 was faced with an oncoming Boeing 707 and both aircraft banked right to avoid an apparent collision, with the crew of the 707 later reporting that the planes missed each other by somewhere between 200 and 500 feet. At the time, it was the fifth worst aviation disaster in the U.S.

Saturday, February 8, 1958 — 61 years ago

Friday, February 8, 2013 — 6 years ago

Winter Storm Nemo hits NYC. High winds whipped the heavy snowfall into a blizzard, dumping a total of 11.4 inches of snow in Central Park. The storm was rated a 3 out of 5 on the Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale, classifying it as a major winter storm. On parts of Long Island, snow totals over two feet were even recorded! Governor Cuomo declared a state of emergency in New York and commuter trains out of the city were largely canceled, with subway service within the city remaining operational.

⏰ AGBC Rewind ⏰

6 years ago
Winter Storm Nemo Hits NYC

One year ago
Vintage New York Travel Tips Featured in a 1977 Newspaper

🌎 World History 🌏

Library of Congress  •  New York Times  •  BBC  •  Wikipedia

🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 62°F in 2017
Record Low: -7°F in 1934

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