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By On This Day in NYC's History


ROSS IS BORN

On November 2, 1966: Actor David Schwimmer was born in Flushing, Queens. He worked as an actor and director and is best known for his iconic role as Ross in the TV sitcom Friends. He’s still a New York resident and has recently been recognized for his work in the Madagascar film series.


READY, SET, NEVER MIND, DON’T GO

On November 2, 2012: Mayor Bloomberg announced the cancellation of the New York City Marathon in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  The move was considered a historic one as the marathon had occurred every year without interruption since 1970.

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 LAUREN VELEZ

On November 2, 1964: Actress Lauren Vélez was born in Brooklyn. She is best-known for her roles in the television series Dexter, as Cpt. María LaGuerta and in Ugly Betty, as love-interest Elena. Vélez has also done work on Fox’s New York Undercover as well as HBO’s Oz.