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On July 13 1977 to July 14th 1977 the New York blackout occurred. The blackout was caused by a lighting strike that hit two circuit breakers. The blackout caused looting, and vandalism between 31 neighborhoods, 134 stores were looted while 45 set on fire. 50 cars were stolen while 550 police men were injured and 4,500 looters were arrested. Many public places were closed down stores, and houses were broke into and many people were arrested in the end of the blackout.