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FIRST BANK ROBBERY

On March 19, 1831: Two men, James Honeyman and William Murray, robbed City Bank on Wall Street. They made a set of homemade keys, approached the bank after hours, and emptied the vault and several safety boxes of $245,000 (equal to $52 million today). They were later caught and sentenced to five years at Sing Sing prison.

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FIGHTING IN COLOR

On March 19, 1954: The first color televised prize fight was broadcaste from Madison Square Garden. The fight was Joey Giardello against Willie Tory, and ended with Giardello knocking out Tory in round seven.

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HARVEY WEINSTEIN

On March 19, 1952: Film producer and studio executive Harvey Weinstein was born.  Weinstein is one of the founders of Miramax Films, and he and his brother are co-chairmen of the Weinstein Company. He is the producer behind Gangs of New York, which was nominated for 10 Academy Awards.

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