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March 13th In NYC History

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1885...The Statue of Liberty's pedestal is fully financed, after New York World publisher Joseph Pulitzer promises to print the names of everyone who contributes.

1888...New Yorkers walk across the frozen East River as the "Great Blizzard" continues to blow.

1964...Kitty Genovese, 28, is stabbed to death near her apartment in the Kew Gardens section of Queens. The case becomes a symbol of urban apathy after reports of 38 witnesses who do nothing to help, but those reports are later disputed.

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