By On This Day in NYC's History

HEAR YE, HEAR YE, NYC’S THE CAPITAL

On September 13, 1788: New York City became the temporary capital of the United States.

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ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO

On September 13, 1970: Gary Muhrcke won the first New York City Marathon, finishing with the time 2:31:38. Muhrcke was first of only 55 runners to cross the finish line in front of only one hundred spectators.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: FIONA APPLE

On September 13, 1977: Native Icon Fiona Apple was born in Manhattan. The singer-songwriter has released four albums and is known for her distinctive husky voice and jazzy, piano-driven music. Her Grammy-winning single “Criminal” is below:

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