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INVESTIGATION OF A POSSIBLE THREAT

On September 8, 2011: United States officials investigated a threat in New York City and Washington, D.C. on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly increased patrol with bomb-sniffing dogs and ordered all illegally parked vehicles to be towed.

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ALAN FEINSTEIN

On September 8, 1941: Actor Alan Feinstein was born in New York City. He is well-known for winning the 1983 Drama Desk Award for his work in Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge, which was adapted into a film. He also has a special talent and that is the ability to voice act in ten different accents.


HEBREW IN NYC’S SCHOOLS

On September 8, 1930: New York City public schools began offering instruction in Hebrew. The United States has the second largest Hebrew-speaking population in the world, with most of its fluent speakers in the United States having come from Israel.

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