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By On This Day in NYC's History


On June 1, 1936: The Queen Mary completed her maiden voyage to America, arriving in New York City’s harbor. The ship retired in 1967 and is also known as the RMS Queen Mary. It weighs over 81,000 tons, is currently harbored in Long Beach, California, and is open as a museum.

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On June 1, 1922: Actress Joan Copeland was born. She is the stage actress and younger sister of playwright Arthur Miller, and she was best known for her work in theater. Her two most well-known roles were in Pal Joey and The American Clock. She also appeared in numerous soap operas including Search for Tomorrow and One Life to Live.