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NY PUBLIC LIBRARY OPENED ITS DOORS

On May 23rd, 1911: On Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, the New York Public Library was opened and dedicated by President Taft.

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NY’S SIXTH ARCHBISHOP

On May 23rd, 1939: New York’s sixth Archbishop, Francis Spellman, was installed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: KAREN DUFFY “DUFF”

On May 23rd, 1962: MTV Video Jockey, model and actress Karen Duffy, aka Duff, was born.  She modeled and worked for MTV throughout the early 90’s and appeared in a number of television shows and films such as House of Tiny Terrors. Happy 51st birthday Duff!

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