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SHERMAN SQUARE

On March 3, 1891: The rather small public space bounded by Broadway, Amsterdam Avenue and West 70th Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan was named Sherman Square, in honor of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman. Sherman once resided nearby.

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GETTING TECHY WITH IT

On March 3, 1885: The American Telephone and Telegraph Company, which you may know as AT&T, was incorporated in New York City.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: CANADA LEE

On March 3, 1907: Boxer-turned-actor Canada Lee was born Leonard Lionel Cornelius Canegata in New York City. Lee pioneered roles for African Americans and was a champion of civil rights in the 1930s and 1940s.

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