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5 Fun Facts About April 28 In New York History

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1. In 1789, George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States in New York City. This event took place on April 28.

2. On April 28, 1945, New York City's famed Times Square celebrated the end of World War II in Europe with a massive ticker-tape parade. Over two million people lined the streets to welcome home General Dwight D. Eisenhower, who had served as Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe.

3. The New York Times, one of the most influential newspapers in the world, was founded on September 18, 1851. However, on April 28, 1910, the newspaper moved into its iconic headquarters in Times Square, solidifying its position as a symbol of New York City's media world.

4. New York City's Madison Square Garden has hosted numerous high-profile events over the years, including major concerts, sporting events, and political rallies. On April 28, 1956, the Garden hosted one of boxing's biggest matches ever. In this match, Rocky Marciano defeated "Jersey" Joe Walcott to become the heavyweight champion of the world.

5. In New York City, April 28 is celebrated annually as Workers' Memorial Day, a day to honor workers who have died on the job. This day recognizes the contributions of working people to society and emphasizes the importance of workplace safety.
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