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By On This Day in NYC's History

CHRISTIAN SLATER

On August 18, 1969: Christian Slater was born in NYC. Appearing in numerous big budget films as well as in various smaller cult films, Slater also has a long history on Broadway, first appearing opposite Dick Van Dyke in a revival of The Music Man. He is perhaps best known for his role in the 1991  box office smash-hit Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. 

TIMOTHY GEITHNER

On August 18, 1961: Timothy Geithner was born in Brooklyn. Over the past decade and a half, Geithner has served as US Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs, he served as the 9th President of the Federal Reserve Bank, and served as the 75th United States Secretary of Treasury.

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A NEW NEW YORK TIMES

On August 18, 1896: Adolph Ochs bought the New York Times as a small and struggling entity. Ochs is known for having renewed the paper’s focus on objective journalism and for drastically reducing the daily sale price of the paper to keep it afloat. His daughter, Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger is also seen as a central figure to the paper’s history.

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