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MACAULAY CULKIN

On August 26, 1980: Actor Macaulay Culkin was born in Manhattan. Culkin is know for his role as Kevin McCallister in the Home Alone series, and in films like Saved and Party Monster. He currently fronts a band called The Pizza Underground, with whom he often plays the kazoo.

 

FROM THE BRONX TO JERSEY

On August 26, 1971: The New York Giants announced their plans to leave the Bronx for their own dedicated stadium, to be built in New Jersey. Their namesake stadium opened in October of 1976  and was demolished in 2010. It was replaced by Met Life Stadium.

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LIVE FROM NEW YORK THE FIRST TELEVISED MLB GAME

On August 26, 1939: The MLB televised a game for the very first time, on W2XBS (now WNYC) — an experimental station in NYC — when the Brooklyn Dodgers took on the Cincinnati Reds for a doubleheader at Ebbets Field.

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