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Long Island
Long Island is an island located in the southeast part of the U.S. state of New York, just east of Manhattan. Stretching northeast into the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island contains four counties, two of which are boroughs of New York City , and two of which are mainly suburban...
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1840
1.13.1840
The steamship ''Lexington'' burns and sinks four miles off the coast of Long Island with the loss of 139 lives.
1927
5.20.1927
At 07:52 Charles Lindbergh takes off from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, New York, on the world's first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. He touched down at Le Bourget Field in Paris at 22:22 the next day.
1938
9.21.1938
The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.