October 16, 1916 in New York history

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108 years ago on October 16th, 1916

Margaret Sanger opens the country's first family planning and birth control clinic in Brownsville, Brooklyn

She was arrested nine days later for providing contraceptives. The building, at 45 Amboy Street, is no longer standing, but a later location at 17 West 16th Street in Manhattan still exists and is known as the Margaret Sanger Clinic, which was purchased by the group in 1930.


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Record High: 87°F in 1897
Record Low: 34°F in 1876

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