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By On This Day in NYC's History

ELLA BAKER PASSED AWAY

On December 13, 1986: Civil Rights activist Ella Baker, who worked behind-the-scenes for the NAACP, SCLC, and SNCC and whose career spanned five decades, died on her 83rd birthday in New York City.

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Image courtesy of Biography

THE ULTIMATE NYC RIDE

On December 13, 1989: Rich Temple, Phil Vanner, and Tom Murphy completed the Subway Challenge, by navigating the entire New York City subway system – all 466 stations –  in under 30 hours.

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Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

BORN ON THIS DAY: NENE LEAKES

On December 13, 1968: Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes was born in Queens.

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Image courtesy of Boss Chicks

 

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