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5 Fun Facts About September 25 In New York History

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1. In 1789, the first Congress of the United States passed 12 amendments to the Constitution, 10 of which became the Bill of Rights. September 25 marked the day that Congress formally transmitted the amendments to the states for ratification.

2. In 1956, the Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field. The iconic baseball stadium had been home to the Dodgers since 1913, and its closure marked the end of an era for both the team and Brooklyn.

3. On September 25, 1830, the first passenger railroad in the United States opened between Albany and Schenectady, New York. The 16-mile journey took just over half an hour and ushered in a new era of transportation for the country.

4. In 1783, George Washington and the Continental Army, having just won the Revolutionary War, marched in a triumphal parade down Broadway in New York City. The event is considered one of the first military parades in American history.

5. September 25, 1978 marked the opening of the first leg of the New York City Subway's 63rd Street Line. The line, which stretches from Manhattan to Queens, features advanced technology such as automated train control and a new type of tunnel lining.
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