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5 Fun Facts About March 25 In New York History

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1. In 1664 on March 25, the British took over New Amsterdam and renamed it New York after the Duke of York.

2. New York's first royal governor, Colonel Thomas Dongan, arrived on March 25, 1683, and was sworn in as governor on April 2, 1683.

3. The New York Stock Exchange was founded on March 25, 1817, in a rented room on Wall Street. The NYSE became the world's largest stock exchange, with a total market capitalization of over $30 trillion.

4. On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire occurred in New York City, killing 146 garment workers, mostly young women. This tragic event led to major reforms in workplace safety regulations and labor rights.

5. On March 25, 1975, a bomb exploded in the historic Fraunces Tavern in New York City, killing four and injuring 60 others. The blast was linked to a Puerto Rican nationalist group that had been fighting for independence from the United States.
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