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On this day: the Northeast Blackout of 2003

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Photo by James Estrin

On this day in 2003 beginning at approximately 4:15 in the afternoon, the greater Northeast region of the United States and Ontario, Canada experienced an epic blackout. I was in New York City living and working in Midtown at the time and the Blackout of 2003 will always remain one of my favorite memories of this city. The New York Times Lens blog takes a look back at that memorable event. The Gothamist also had great comprehensive coverage of that day.