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By On This Day in NYC's History


ED KOCH

On February 1, 20113: Former Mayor of New York City, Ed Koch, died in Manhattan. He was mayor for three consecutive years and his administration was credited with recusing the City from the edge of financial ruin. Koch died at 88 years old of heart failure.

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FIRST TV BROADCAST

On February 1, 1940: NBC performed its first intercity television broadcast from its station in New York City to another in Schenectady, New York. This was done by General Electric relay antennas, which later began transmitting programs on an irregular basis to nearby cities.

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SUPREME COURT MEETS

On February 1, 1790: In the Royal Exchange building formerly located on Broad Street, the Supreme Court of the United States met for the first time and Chief Justice John Jay of New York presided. Today, the Supreme Court is arguably the most powerful judicial body in the world, as it plays a definitive role in resolving great issues.

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