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TODAY IN HISTORY
On April 7, 1915, jazz singer-songwriter Billie Holiday, also known as “Lady Day,”
was born in Philadelphia.
In 1927, the image and voice of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover were transmitted live from Washington to New York in the first successful long-distance demonstration of television.
In 1957, shortly after midnight, the last of New York’s electric trolleys completed its final run from Queens to Manhattan.