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AUG 14, 2013 - Business Insider

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Surreal Photos From The Day New York Went Dark

Ten years ago today, a few overgrown tree branches and a faulty, aging power grid led to the biggest blackout in North American history.  The blackout hit numerous big cities in the Northeast and Midwest, including Cleveland, Detroit, and Toronto. But none of the images were as striking and iconic as those emanating from blacked-out New York City.  The blackout struck the city just after the stock exchange had closed and the evening was about to begin in New York. Some traders watched as their monitors blinked off at their desks as they were about to leave the floor. Thousands of ... Read More

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