Monthly Archives: "May 2017"

BROOKE SHIELDS On May 31st, 1965: Actress Brooke Shields was born in New York City. Shields was a child model but became a star when she appeared in the controversial film Pretty Baby, where she played a...

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ONE FINAL NAME CHANGE On May 30, 1879: After the death of Commodore Vanderbilt, who owned the site, his grandson William Kissam Vanderbilt took back control of what was then known as Gilmore’s Garden, and renamed...

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CARMELO ANTHONY On May 29, 1984: Carmelo Anthony was born in Red Hook, Brooklyn. After moving to Baltimore at age eight, Anthony honed his basketball skills and played for Syracuse University, the Denver Nuggets, and currently...

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CHRISTA MILLER On May 28, 1964: Actress Christa Miller was born in Manhattan. Miller has starred on a number of very successful television shows that include The Drew Carey Show and Scrubs. She also starred in...

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CORNELIUS VANDERBILT On May 27, 1794: Cornelius Vanderbilt was born on Staten Island. Vanderbilt, the patriarch of one of the richest families in America, was the president of numerous railroads which helped him amass his enormous...

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