May 23, 1845 in New York history

📝 On This Day 📝

179 years ago on May 23rd, 1845

The Municipal Police Act takes effect, establishing the NYPD

The formation came after a year-long debate over who would appoint the officers. The transition was not smooth, with state-appointed and city-appointed officers fighting for control in front of City Hall years later.


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🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 94°F in 1964
Record Low: 43°F in 1963

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