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On May 14, 1959: President Dwight Eisenhower broke ground for the new Lincoln Center on the West Side. During the ceremony, he stated that the center would act as “mighty influence for peace and understanding throughout the world.”

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On May 14th, 1971: Writer, actress, director, and producer Sofia Coppola was born in New York City. She won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2003 for Lost in Translation and was the first woman to win the Golden Lion, the top award at the Venice Film Festival, for her 2010 film Somewhere.



On May 14th, 1967: In the bottom of the seventh inning, with two outs, Yankees’ great Mickey Mantle hit his 500th home run against the Baltimore Orioles. Mantle would go on to hit another 36 home runs before his retirement, and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.