May 1, 1947 in New York history

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77 years ago on May 1st, 1947

A woman jumps to her death from the Empire State Building observation deck

A spate of suicides throughout 1947 would prompt the installation of a mesh safety fence around the observation deck.


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Record High: 87°F in 2001
Record Low: 35°F in 1880

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