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On this date in...

1927...New York and New Jersey hold simultaneous groundbreaking ceremonies for the George Washington Bridge. The span opens to traffic four years later.

1959...The Guggenheim Museum opens on Upper Fifth Avenue. Some worry how long Frank Lloyd Wright's odd design can remain standing.

1960...John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon face off in their fourth and final presidential debate, televised from New York.

1988...Deposed Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and his wife, Imelda, are indicted in New York on fraud and racketeering charges.

Today's New Yorker birthdays include Yankee great Whitey Ford, born in 1928.

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