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By On This Day in NYC's History

TAKE OFF AT LGA

On December 2, 1939: LaGuardia Airport opened for business after being dedicated months earlier in October. Despite being ranked by numerous customer surveys as the worst airport in the United States (Joe Biden infamously likened the airport to a third-world country), the transportation hub has served over 26 million passengers.

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ELEMENTARY

On December 2, 1968: Actress Lucy Liu was born in Jackson Heights, Queens. After breakout roles in both the television series Ally McBeal and the smash hit Charlie’s Angels film series, Liu currently stars in the CBS series Elementary. 

29 MILS AT THE PLATE

On December 2, 1991: Bobby Bonilla signed a record $29 million five year contract with the New York Mets. A New York Native, Bonilla had a .279 batting average and 1,173 runs batted in over his career.

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