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5 Fun Facts About October 14 In New York History

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1. On October 14, 1890, the National American Woman Suffrage Association was founded in New York City. This organization played a major role in securing women's right to vote in the United States.

2. In 1924, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade took place on October 14th, featuring giant balloons and floats winding through the streets of Manhattan.

3. On October 14, 1947, Major Charles E. Yeager became the first person to break the sound barrier in an experimental aircraft over the Mojave Desert. Yeager was born in Myra, West Virginia and attended Hamlin High School before becoming an iconic figure in aviation history.

4. The New York Yankees won their 27th World Series championship on October 14, 2009, defeating the Philadelphia Phillies in a six-game series. This victory made the Yankees the winningest franchise in all of professional sports.

5. On October 14, 2018, the New York Giants football team earned their second win of the season with a 34-13 victory over the Washington Redskins. This victory was notable for being the first in the NFL for Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley, who went on to win Rookie of the Year honors.
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