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By On This Day in NYC's History


SUPERMAN

On September 25, 1952: Actor Christopher Reeve was born in NYC. He is most known for his role as Superman on the big screen, which spawned multiple sequels and remakes. A lesser known fact is that Reeve has his pilot’s license.


 

THE BILL OF RIGHTS CAME TO BE

On September 25, 1789: The first U.S. Congress, which met in NYC, passed twelve amendments on to the States for ratification. The amendments were designed to protect the rights of U.S. citizens, guarantee freedom of expression, and delegate power to the States and the people. Ten of these amendments were later ratified as the Bill of Rights.

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AND THEY’RE OFF…

On September 25, 1866: Jerome Park, New York’s first posh thoroughbred racetrack, in Fordham, Westchester (which is now a part of the Bronx) opened. The park was named after Leonard W. Jerome, the Brooklyn financier who was an avid sportsman and horse racing enthusiast. The first Belmont Stakes was held at Jerome Park.

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