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TODAY IN HISTORY

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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.

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