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5 Fun Facts About March 7 In New York History

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1. In 1765, the British Parliament passed the Quartering Act, which required colonists to provide housing and supplies to British soldiers. This law led to resentment and protests, including the famous "No taxation without representation" slogan that was used during the American Revolution.

2. In 1912, the New York City skyline changed forever when the Woolworth Building opened to the public. At the time, it was the tallest building in the world and the first to have a steel frame structure.

3. In 1965, civil rights activist and minister Malcolm X was assassinated at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem. The controversial figure was known for his outspoken views on race and politics and his role in the Nation of Islam.

4. In 1994, the New York Rangers honored former captain Mark Messier by retiring his jersey number 11. Messier had led the team to its first Stanley Cup championship in 54 years in 1994.

5. In 2017, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the launch of a $200 million initiative to support global efforts to reduce tobacco use. Bloomberg, a billionaire businessman and philanthropist, has been a vocal advocate for tobacco control measures and has funded anti-smoking campaigns around the world.
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