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5 Fun Facts About November 10 In New York History

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1. On November 10, 1775, the United States Marine Corps was officially formed in Philadelphia. However, its roots can be traced back to New York, where the first ever Marine committee meeting was held at the Fraunces Tavern in Manhattan.

2. In 1846, the first ever Intercollegiate Football Game was played in New York City. The Princeton Tigers faced off against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on this day. Rutgers emerged victorious, winning 6-4.

3. November 10, 1928 saw the first ever Mickey Mouse cartoon with synchronized sound released. "Steamboat Willie" was premiered at the Colony Theater in New York City, and is considered a milestone in the history of animation.

4. In 1951, the first ever inside-out elevator was installed in New York City's Hotel Wellington. The innovation allowed the elevator doors to open simultaneously with the room doors, making it easier to load and unload luggage.

5. On November 10, 1995, a power outage in the Bronx left thousands of residents without electricity for several days. The outage was caused by a transformer explosion at a substation in the Hunts Point neighborhood, and highlights the importance of reliable energy infrastructure.
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