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HIGH SCHOOLERS RODE THE SUBWAY SYSTEM IN RECORD TIME

On August 3, 1967: James Law and six of his high school friends rode the entire New York City Subway in just under a day (22 hours and 11 minutes, to be exact). Although there are few details available of this record-breaking ride, this time was reportedly cited in the Guinness Book of World Records.

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GARTH BROOKS PLAYED FOR THE PUBLIC

On August 3, 1997: Country music artist Garth Brooks played a free concert for HBO in Central Park. One of the most successful recording artists of all time, Brooks has released 19 records, sold nearly 69 million albums worldwide, and has won countless awards including two Grammys, 11 Country Music Awards, 17 AMAs. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2012, Brooks’ 1997 concert was held to promote his seventh studio album, Sevens.

FLY ME TO THE MOON

On August 3, 1926: Musician Tony Bennett was born in Astoria, Queens. Known for his many hit singles,  including Fly Me to the Moon, I Left My Heart in San Francisco, and The Way You Look Tonight, Bennett has had an illustrious career. Bennett has also found success as a painter, whose work is under the name Anthony Benedetto.

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