May 7, 1844 in New York history

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177 years ago on May 7th, 1844

New York state passes the Municipal Police Act, establishing the NYPD

Debate over who would appoint the officers delayed the process until a year later.


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Record High: 93°F in 2000
Record Low: °F in 1869


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