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On this date in...
1668... 16 families settle in a wooded area that later will become the town of Fordham in the Bronx.
1744... The city's first sanitation code forces skinners, tanners and starch makers to stop pouring residual gunk into the streets.
1949... Giants manager Leo "The Lip" Durocher is reinstated after a five-day suspension for punching a fan at the Polo Grounds.