Northeast Blackout, 1965

In November 1965, some 30,000 square miles in New York, New England and areas to the northwest were affected. Nine months later, doctors reported a significant increase in the number of births in New York City. The blackout was later the setting for the 1968 Doris Day comedy, "Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?" In this picture, a harried Consolidated Edison manager in NYC talks to his crew during the blackout.

In November 1965, some 30,000 square miles in New York, New England and areas to the northwest were affected. Nine months later, doctors reported a significant increase in the number of births in New York City. The blackout was later the setting for the 1968 Doris Day comedy, "Where Were You When the Lights Went Out?" In this picture, a harried Consolidated Edison manager in NYC talks to his crew during the blackout.

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