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On this date in...
1754...King's College is founded in Manhattan. It's later renamed Columbia.
1871...Political boss William Tweed offers the New York Times a $5 million bribe not to publish documents revealing corruption at City Hall. The newspaper does not accept the offer.
1946...Mother Frances Cabrini of Manhattan is canonized as the first American saint. A high school and a boulevard in Upper Manhattan are named after her.