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By On This Day in NYC's History

KRUSHCHEV IN THE WALDORF

On September 17, 1959: Soviet leader Nikita Krushchev got stuck in an elevator at the Waldorf Astoria during his stay in NYC while visiting the States for a frenzied 13 days. He called the incident a “capitalist malfunction”. Remember that phrase the next time you find yourself stuck in an elevator.

Image courtesy of NY Daily News

Image courtesy of NY Daily News

THE OCCUPATION PROCLAMATION

On September 17, 2011: Occupy Wall Street demonstrations began in Zuccotti Park in Lower Manhattan. Protesters were eventually forced out of Zuccotti Park months later in November, but it didn’t stop the movement of the 99%.

Image courtesy of The Guardian

Image courtesy of The Guardian

BORN ON THIS DAY: CONSTANTINE MAROULIS

On September 17, 1975: American Idol contestant turned Broadway performer, Constantine Maroulis was born in Brooklyn. Maroulis earned a Tony nod for his lead role in Rock of Ages.

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