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Happy Birthday to Pluto, the Planet That Wasn't February 18 marks the “birthday” of Pluto, a celestial body that has given astronomers great difficulty over the past 83 years. A nameless mystery planet emerged as a theory in...
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12-02-2013 02-12-2013 No jwalsh 0

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Pluto General Library Astronomy, astrophysics, dwarf planet, Earth, Eris, gravity, history, Mickey Mouse, NASA, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, orbits, planets, Pluto, solar system, space, space exploration, United States, Uranus Jeremy Walsh
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Black History: All Aboard to Yaphank, the Great War, and Obscurity They stand looking at the camera, their faces neutral, their armbands reading “LIRR Jamaica.” These five men from Queens are draftees, waiting at the Jamaica Long Island Rail Road...
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08-02-2013 02-08-2013 No jwalsh 0

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Five young men from Jamaica, Queens wait for the train to take them to boot camp History Library Black History Month, Buffalo Soldiers, infuenza, Jamaica, LIRR, Long Island Rail Road, racism, World War I, WWI, Yaphank Jeremy Walsh
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Happy 100th Birthday, Grand Central Terminal! Grand Central Terminal will be celebrating its centennial all year long, and though the train station is located in Manhattan, there's a reason Queens buffs can share in the pride and...
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07-02-2013 02-07-2013 No MKearl 0

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Grand Central Terminal Statues in Long Island City Queens History Library archives, Grand Central, Grand Central Terminal, history, Long Island City, mythology, photographs, Queens, sculptures, trains Mary Kearl
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Black History Tour Landmark, The Archives at Queens Library Among the items in the Archives at Queens Library’s collection of original sources, documenting the history of the four counties of Long Island, are personal correspondence, financial...
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11-02-2013 02-04-2013 No MKearl 1

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1 Comment Black History Month Tour History Library Black History, Black History Month, Jamaica, Lewis Latimer, newspapers Mary Kearl
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Made in Queens: The Worst American Fighter Plane of World War II The New York Times reported that recently — just off the island of Midway, where the pivotal naval battle of the Pacific War was fought 71 years ago — archaeological divers discovered...
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History Library aviation, battle of Midway, Brewster Buffalo, dogfights, JetBlue, Long Island City, Marine Corps, Midway, WW II Jeremy Walsh
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