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5 Fun Facts About September 7 In New York History

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1. In 1776, during the American Revolutionary War, the Battle of Kip's Bay took place in New York City on September 7th. British forces landed on the shore and quickly overwhelmed American troops, resulting in a hasty retreat from the city.

2. On September 7th, 1857, notorious outlaw John Wesley Hardin was born in Bonham, Texas. He gained infamy for his numerous murders and became known as one of the deadliest gunmen of the Old West.

3. The New York Stock Exchange opened its first permanent headquarters on September 7th, 1865. The location at 10 Broad street would go on to become an iconic symbol of American finance.

4. In 1968, the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center opened its doors for the first time on September 7th. The grand building with its distinctive red and gold facade quickly became a cultural landmark in New York City.

5. September 7th, 2008, marks the final day of operation for the original Yankee Stadium, which opened in 1923. The historic ballpark had seen legendary players such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Mickey Mantle, and was replaced by a new stadium next door for the 2009 season.
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