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5 Fun Facts About June 5 In New York History

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1. The first ever streetcar line in New York started operation on June 5, 1832. The line ran from City Hall to Harlem and revolutionized transportation in the city.

2. On June 5, 1956, Elvis Presley performed at the Paramount Theatre in New York City. The concert was a huge success and helped launch Presley's career to new heights.

3. The famous Hotel Pennsylvania, located in Midtown Manhattan, opened its doors for the first time on June 5, 1919. The hotel has played host to many famous guests over the years, including Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, and Joan Crawford.

4. The New York Jets football franchise was founded on June 5, 1959. The team has had a storied and sometimes tumultuous history, but they are still beloved by many New Yorkers.

5. On June 5, 1981, the first cases of what would later be identified as AIDS were reported in New York City. The epidemic would go on to claim thousands of lives in the city and have a profound impact on the LGBTQ community.
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