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By On This Day in NYC's History


SUPPORTING U.S. POLICIES

On May 20th, 1970: 100,000 construction workers marched to City Hall in support of President Nixon’s Vietnam War policies.

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FIRST SCHOOL FOR SLAVES

On May 20th, 1704:  Elias Neau formed the first school for slaves in New York.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: BUSTA RHYMES

On May 20th, 1972: Rapper, songwriter and actor Busta Rhymes was born. Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., the rapper’s legal name, was given his alias by Public Enemy’s Chuck D., after NFL wide receiver George “Buster” Rhymes.  He has released a ‘number of albums including The Coming and When Disaster Strikes. Happy 41st birthday!

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