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BUILDING THE BILTMORE

On December 7, 1925: The Biltmore Theatre at 251 West 47th Street, now the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, opened on Broadway with the play Easy Come Easy Go. It was designed by Herbert J. Krapp for impresario Irwin Chanin.

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GORBACHEV AT THE UN

On December 7, 1988: Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev delivered his famous speech at the United Nations General Assembly announcing unilateral arms cuts in New York City.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: PATRICE O’NEAL

On December 7, 1969: Comedian Patrice O’Neal, who passed away in 2011 from complications after a stroke, was born in New York City.

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