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OLD SCHOOL LOLZ

On December 12, 1897: The comic strip The Katzenjammer Kids, created by Rudolph Dirks, debuted in American Humorist, the Sunday supplement of William Randolph Hearst’s New York Journal.

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END OF AN ERA

On December 11, 1976: Quarterback Joe Namath played his last game as a New York Jet.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: ED KOCH

On December 12, 1924: Ed Koch, the 105th Mayor of New York City, was born in the Bronx. Koch passed away in February 2013 at age 88.

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