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NYC SNAIL MAIL MECCA OPENS

On September 7, 1914: The New York Post Office Building, now dedicated in honor of James A. Farley, first opened to the public. The NYC landmark is famous for bearing the following inscription: Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

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MAKE MUSIC, NOT NUKES

On September 7, 1979: The five part MUSE concert series against nuclear energy opened at Madison Square Garden. MUSE, aka Musicians United for Safe Energy, was founded months earlier by Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, Harvey Wasserman, and John Hall.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: DIANE FARR

On September 7, 1969: Actress and author Diane Farr was born in New York City. Farr is most well known for her television roles on Numb3rs and Rescue Me. She has also written two books, The Girl Code and Kissing Outside the Lines.

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