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By On This Day in NYC's History


TOUCH THE SKY

On September 27, 1889: New York City welcomed its first steel skeleton skyscraper, the whopping 13 story Tower Building at 50 Broadway. The building, designed by architect Bradford Gilbert, was demolished in 1914.

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 HEAVYWEIGHTS AT YANKEE STADIUM

On September 27, 1950: Reigning heavyweight champ Ezzard Charles outpointed his idol, former heavyweight champ Joe Louis, during their match at Yankee Stadium. After his win, Charles became recognizes as the heavyweight lineal champion. You can watch the first part of the fight below:



BORN ON THIS DAY: ALEXIS STEWART

On September 27, 1965: TV and radio host Alexis Stewart, daughter of Martha Stewart, was born in New York City.

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