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By On This Day in NYC's History

 LGA’s UP IN THE AIR

On October 15, 1939: LaGuardia Airport was dedicated as the New York Municipal Airport and opened for business weeks later in December.

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DRUNK AT THE SWITCH

On October 15, 1992: NYC subway motorman Robert Ray was convicted of manslaughter in the fatal Union Square subway crash that occurred on August 28, 1991. Ray was intoxicated while operating the train, had overshot the platforms, was running at 40 mph in a 10 mph zone, and derailed the train. Five riders were killed and 215 were injured.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: PENNY MARSHALL

On October 15, 1943: Actress, producer, and director Penny Marshall was born in St. Vincent’s Hospital in NYC. Marshall starred as Laverne DeFazio on Laverne & Shirley and directed the smash hits Big and A League of their Own.

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Image courtesy of Biography

 

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