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RISING ABOVE

On April 30, 2012: One World Trade Center, though still under construction, reached a height of 1,240 feet –overtaking the Empire State Building as the tallest building in New York City.

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JILL CLAYBURGH

On April 30, 1944: Emmy and Oscar Award-nominated actress Jill Clayburgh was born in New York City. Many will recognize Clayburgh from her final film performance as Kristen Wiig’s character’s mother in the popular movie, Bridesmaids. Clayburgh passed away in 2010 after a long battle with Leukemia.

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HAIL TO THE CHIEF

On April 30, 1789: On the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City — the then U.S. capital — George Washington was sworn in as the first President of the United States of America.

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BURT YOUNG

On April 30, 1940: Actor Burt Young (real name Gerald Tommaso DeLouise) was born in Queens. He is best known for his role in the Rocky film series as Sylvester Stalone’s brother-in-law and best friend, Paulie. This performance earned him an Academy Award nomination.

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