MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY
On December 24, 1931: The first Christmas tree went up at Rockefeller Center. Workers who were constructing Rockefeller Center decorated the 20 foot balsam fir with strings of cranberries, garland, and tin cans.
JETTING OUT OF JFK
On December 24, 1963: Idlewild Airport in Queens was renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport in honor of the late president, one month after his assassination.
BORN ON THIS DAY: NEIL TURBIN
On December 24, 1963: Thrash medal vocalist known for being the first lead vocalist for Anthrax, Neil Turbin was born in Brooklyn.
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