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By On This Day in NYC's History

 SHELLEY MORRISON

On October 26, 1936: Actress Shelley Morrison, known best for her portrayal of “Rosario” on Will & Grace, was born in NYC. Morrison also was a cast member on the television sitcom The Flying Nun, and likewise appeared in a recurring role in General Hospital. 

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

On October 26, 1958: Pan American Airways made the first commercial flight of the Boeing 707 aircraft from New York City to Paris, France. The 42nd Army Infantry Division Band came to play at the flight’s 7 pm departure and a band met the plane in Paris the next morning.

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COLONIAL BLUE LAWS

On October 26, 1656: A law was passed in New Amsterdam forbidding any work or amusement to take place on Sundays. Fortunately, things have since changed, and Sunday brunch has become a de facto part of New York City life.

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