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By On This Day in NYC's History

AN INSTITUTION OPENS ITS DOORS

On October 21, 1959: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opened its doors in its current location. The iconic cylindrical building which houses the museum was designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, making the museum itself as much of an attraction as the collection it houses.

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JUDGE JUDY

On October 21, 1942: Judith Sheindlin, also known as Judge Judy, was born in Brooklyn. Known for her tough manner and outspoken reputation on her eponymous television show, Judge Judy is possibly the most recognized daytime TV figure and is an American entertainment icon.

NJ TO NYC VIA THE GWB

On October 21, 1927: Groundbreaking for the construction of the George Washington Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, began. It is currently the world’s busiest motor vehicle bridge, carrying over 102 million vehicles per year.

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