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This Day in the Yesteryear: THE FIRST UNDERGROUND LINE OF THE NEW YORK CITY SUBWAY OPENS (1904)


The First Underground Line of the New York City Subway Opens (1904)

Now an integral part of New York City culture, the NYC subway opened its first underground line in 1904—about 35 years after service began on the first elevated line. The subway’s early popularity was highlighted in songs like “Take the ‘A’ Train” and publicity contests like “Miss Subways.” Millions of people now ride the city’s subways every day, consistently crowding some trains well beyond capacity. What 1888 natural disaster boosted support for the creation of an underground transit system? More… Discuss

 

A Word Each Day: DISCOMBOBULATE


discombobulate 

Definition: (verb) To throw into a state of confusion.
Synonyms: befuddleconfoundconfusefoxbedevilfuddlethrow
Usage: The student’s surprising question discombobulated the teacher, who found herself tongue-tied for the first time in her career. Discuss.