Lenny+Kravitz
By On This Day in NYC's History

GAMBLERS COULD LEGALLY MAKE IT RAIN

On May 26th, 1887: Racetrack betting was legalized in New York State. It is assumed that many people were a little light when it came to paying that month’s rent.

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Image Courtesy of Colin’s Ghost

GEORGE WILLIG PULLED A SPIDER-MAN

On May 26th, 1977: Queens resident and mountain climber George Willig made Spider-Man proud when he climbed the South Tower of the World Trade Center. It took him 3.5 hours to climb the tower, and was mistaken as a jumper during the attempt.

BORN ON THIS DAY: LENNY KRAVITZ

On May 26th, 1964: Musician, songwriter, and actor Lenny Kravitz was born. Kravitz’s music incorporates elements of rock, funk, R&B, reggae, soul, and even psychedelic rock. He won the Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance four years in a row from 1999 to 2002.

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