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By On This Day in NYC's History

HIGH SCHOOLERS RODE THE SUBWAY SYSTEM IN RECORD TIME

On August 3rd, 1967: James Law and six of his high school pals rode the entire New York City Subway in just under a day (22 hours and 11 minutes, to be exact). Although there are few details available of this record-breaking ride, this time was reportedly cited in the Guinness Book of World Records.

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GARTH BROOKS PLAYED FOR THE PUBLIC

On August 3rd, 1997: Country music artist Garth Brooks played a free concert for HBO in Central Park. One of the most successful recording artists of all time, Brooks has released 19 records, sold nearly 69 million albums worldwide, and has won countless awards including two Grammys, 11 Country Music Awards, 17 AMAs. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2012, Brooks’ 1997 concert was held to promote his seventh studio album, Sevens.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: GERALDO RIVERA

On August 3rd, 1943: Attorney, journalist, author, talk show host, and semi-nude selfie-taker Geraldo Rivera was born. Rivera is best known for hosting the newsmagazine program Geraldo at Large as well as for his regular appearances on Fox News Channel… well, actually, he was best known for his television ventures until just recently when he grabbed the media’s attention for a Tequila-induced Twitpic featuring the half-naked 70-year-old talk show host in pink sunglasses striking a pose in the bathroom mirror.

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