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May 5 in New York History

📝 On This Day 📝

Tuesday, May 5, 1891 — 128 years ago

The first performance is held at a newly-constructed music hall on 57th Street that would later be renamed Carnegie Hall after Andrew Carnegie, who funded its construction. For the grand opening performance, Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky served as a special guest conductor. Although only initially named "Music Hall", board members for the performance space convinced Carnegie to allow the building to be named after him two years after opening.

Monday, May 5, 1969 — 50 years ago

National Air Flight 91 is hijacked from LaGuardia en route to Miami and forced to fly to Cuba.

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🌎 World History 🌏

Library of Congress  •  New York Times  •  BBC  •  Wikipedia

🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 90°F in 1980
Record Low: 34°F in 1891

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