GIDDY UP, NYPD
On September 9, 1904: Mounted police were used for the very first time to protect and serve the residents of New York City.
EXPLOSION IN THE EAST RIVER
On September 9, 1932: The Steamboat SS Observation exploded in the East River, killing 71 people.
BORN ON THIS DAY: ADAM SANDLER
On September 9, 1966: Comedian, writer, and producer Adam Sandler was born in Brooklyn. Sandler rose to fame in the 1990s as a cast member of SNL and has since churned out hit movie after hit movie. Below, he performs his hit ode to the lunch lady:
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