May 15, 1903 in New York history

πŸ“ On This Day πŸ“

121 years ago on May 15th, 1903

New York becomes the first state to require vehicle registration numbers

The law superseded a 1901 law that required drivers to put their initials on the back of their cars. Today, New York offers dozens of options for license plates, including September 11th remembrance plates, a custom New York City design, and even a $60 option to personalize your plate if you'd still like to use your initials instead of the randomly-assigned DMV code.


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🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 90Β°F in 1900
Record Low: 42Β°F in 1920

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