5,000 YEARS IN THE MAKING
On September 23, 1938: The Westinghouse time capsule was deposited 50 feet below Flushing Meadows Park, the site of the 1939 World’s Fair. The capsule is to opened in the year 6939. Items stowed away include a woman’s shirt, a man’s hat, and microfilm.
MUSIC TO OUR EARS
On September 23, 1962: The Philharmonic Hall opened as the first unit of Lincoln Center and as the home of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. The venue was later renamed to honor Avery Fisher in 1973 after his $10.5 million donation to the orchestra.
BORN ON THIS DAY: MICKEY ROONEY
On September 23, 1920: One of the last surviving actors who worked in the silent film era, Mickey Rooney was born in Brooklyn. Rooney began performing at 17-months-old and sustained a successful career spanning over 90 years.
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