May 7, 1915 in New York history

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106 years ago on May 7th, 1915

The RMS Lusitania sinks after being hit with a German torpedo

The ship sank off the coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 and leaving 761 survivors, after leaving New York six days earlier from Pier 54.


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🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 93°F in 2000
Record Low: 37°F in 1891


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