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 course it displaced....

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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 in Manhattan. When...

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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, she played the...

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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 was traded to...

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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, being a gigantic...

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