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5 Fun Facts About November 22 In New York History

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1. On November 22, 1783, John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the United States, was sworn in at the old City Hall in New York City, marking the creation of the federal judiciary system.

2. In 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, which had a significant impact on New York. Kennedy had a close relationship with Governor Nelson Rockefeller and was frequently in the city addressing the United Nations and other events. His death had a profound effect on the city and the nation as a whole.

3. On November 22, 1990, the New York Yankees appointed Buck Showalter as their new manager. Showalter went on to lead the team to its first playoff appearance in 14 years, setting the foundation for the team's successful run under Joe Torre.

4. In 1995, the Museum of Modern Art in New York opened its new sculpture garden, designed by Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi. The garden is home to works by Auguste Rodin, Pablo Picasso, and Constantin Brancusi, among others, and is a popular destination for art lovers.

5. On November 22, 2013, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the launch of "Citi Bike", a bike-sharing program that would provide New Yorkers with an affordable and eco-friendly way to get around the city. Today, Citi Bike remains a popular mode of transportation for people in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and Jersey City.
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