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BIRTH CONTROL NOW IN BROOKLYN

On October 16, 1916: Margaret Sanger opened the first ever family planning and birth control clinic at 46 Amboy Street in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn. Sanger was later arrested for breaking a New York state law that prohibited the distribution of contraceptives.

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On October 16, 1963: The last edition of the New York Daily Mirror, a tabloid newspaper, was published. During its heyday, the paper had the second-highest circulation of any American daily newspaper. However, this fact was not enough to keep the paper afloat and the Mirror closed after the 1962-63 NYC newspaper strike.

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ALICE PEARCE

On October 16, 1917: Actress Alice Pearce was born in New York City. She was best known as Gladys Kravitz on the classic television series Bewitched, a role she played for two years before she died in 1966. For her performance as Kravitz, Pearce posthumously won a Primetime Emmy Award.