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By On This Day in NYC's History


BROOKLYN BRIDGE’S FIRST JUMPER

On May 19th, 1885: Swimming instructor Robert Odlum jumped from the Brooklyn Bridge on a dare and died, making him the first believed jumping death from the bridge.

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SAYING GOODBYE TO JACKIE O.

On May 19th, 1994: Native and wife of John F. Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died at her Fifth Avenue home at age 65.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: NORA EPHRON

On May 19th, 1941: Novelist, screenwriter, and director Nora Ephron was born. She has been nominated three times for the academy award for Best Writing for an Original Screenplay.  She is the author of a number of romantic comedies such as When Harry Met Sally…, Sleepless in Seattle, and Julie & Julia. Happy 62nd birthday Nora!

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