Monthly Archives: "July 2017"

IDLE NO MORE On July 31, 1948: President Harry Truman dedicates a new airport in Queens. Built to relieve overcrowding at LaGuardia Airport, during development the airport was called Idlewild after the golf...

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STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN On July 29, 1973: The iconic band Led Zeppelin suffered a setback when over $200,000 in concert receipts were stolen out of their safety deposit box at the Drake Hotel...

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LORI LOUGHLIN On July 28, 1964: Actress Lori Loughlin was born in Queens. Loughlin is best known for her role as Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis on the ABC classic sitcom Full House. From 2008 to 2011,...

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A-ROD On July 27, 1975: Baseball player Alex Rodriguez was born in Washington Heights. After being drafted by the Seattle Mariners right out of high school, Rodriguez returned to New York when he...

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STANLEY KUBRICK On July 26, 1938: Film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, and editor Stanley Kubrick was born in NYC. Kubrick’s earliest films were made on a shoestring budget, with his first Hollywood production, Spartacus,...

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