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5 Fun Facts About October 11 In New York History

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1. In 1887, the boxing championship match between John L. Sullivan and Jake Kilrain took place in Richburg, New York. The match lasted for 75 rounds before Sullivan emerged as the winner.

2. In 1910, the first-ever air freight shipment was made from Mineola, New York to Chicago. The flight was operated by the Wright brothers, who transported silk and lace onto their biplane for the journey.

3. October 11, 1940, was the day when the Brooklyn Dodgers manager Leo Durocher was suspended by Major League Baseball for "conduct detrimental to baseball". This was a landmark event in the sporting history of New York.

4. In 1968, the New York Jets played their first-ever Thursday night football game against Boston Patriots. The Jets won 47-31 in the match held in Boston.

5. On October 11, 2012, Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York unveiled the New York City Bike Share program. The program aimed to provide residents with a fast, easy, and sustainable mode of transportation around the city. It was one of the largest bike-sharing programs in the world.
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