The infamous New York City blackout of 1977

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The 1977 blackout that hit New York was a crisis that came amidst a sweltering heat wave, a financial downturn, rising poverty and inequality and an atmosphere of gloom that had already settled on the city. The 25 hour outage began around 9:30 p.m. on July 13th, after a bolt of lightning struck an electrical […]

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