September 20, 1776 in New York history

📝 On This Day 📝

248 years ago on September 20th, 1776

Great Fire of 1776 begins near Whitehall Slip, and will end up destroying one third of early Manhattan

Residents suspected the British had intentionally set the fire, as there had been recent clashes with occupying British troops, but the true cause could never be discovered.


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🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 93°F in 1983
Record Low: 44°F in 1993

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