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The Wonder City Almanac: May 30, 2013

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May 30, 1883: Six days after the Brooklyn Bridge opens to traffic, a strange noise prompts someone to shout that the bridge is collapsing. A stampede ensues in the panic crushing and killing twelve people and injuring many more. 

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May 30, 1896: The city’s first car accident occurs when a motorist from Massachusetts, Henry Wells, hits a man on a bicycle. He suffers a broken leg and Wells spends a night in jail.  

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