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It Happened Today in New York City

11-09 BlackoutOn November 9, 1965, a safety relay at an electrical generating station had been set too low and caused a massive power blackout throughout the northeast. New York City was dark by midway through the evening rush hour and over 800,000 subway riders were left stranded without light for more than 12 hours.

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1 Comment

  1. Marc L

    I remember…
    As a kid in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn at the time, waiting for my dad (obm) to come home.

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