KRUSHCHEV IN THE WALDORF
On September 17, 1959: Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev got stuck in an elevator at the Waldorf Astoria during his stay in NYC while visiting the States for a frenzied 13 days. He called the incident a “capitalist malfunction”. Remember that phrase the next time you find yourself stuck in an elevator.
THE OCCUPATION PROCLAMATION
On September 17, 2011: Occupy Wall Street demonstrations began in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan. Protesters were eventually forced out of Zuccotti Park months later in November, but it didn’t stop the movement of the 99%.
BORN ON THIS DAY: CONSTANTINE MAROULIS
On September 17, 1975: American Idol contestant turned Broadway performer, Constantine Maroulis was born in Brooklyn. Maroulis earned a Tony nod for his lead role in Rock of Ages.
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