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By On This Day in NYC's History

COMMUNIST IN OUR MIDST?

On December 15, 1948: Alger Hiss, who was accused of being a Soviet spy, was indicted in New York City on two charges of perjury. Hiss was later found guilty of perjury after a second trial and served more than three years of a five-year prison sentence

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Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

HIT THE ROAD, JACK, VIA PORT AUTHORITY

On December 15, 1950: The south wing of the Port Authority Bus Terminal, between 8th and 9th Avenues and 40th and 41st Streets, opened. The north wing opened years later in 1979.

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Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

BORN ON THIS DAY: JEFF CHANDLER

On December 15, 1915: Actor Jeff Chandler, best known for his portrayal of Cochise in Broken Arrow, was born in Brooklyn.

Image courtesy of Bob Mirisch

Image courtesy of Bob Mirisch

 

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