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Charles Lindbergh’s Extraordinary Life May 20 marked the 86th anniversary of the first nonstop solo transatlantic flight, made by American pilot Charles Lindbergh from New York to Paris. Lindbergh was not a child of New York. Born in...
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History Library aviation, Charles Lindbergh, crime of the century, Dwight Eisenhower, James Stewart, Spirit of St. Louis, transatlantic flights, World War II Jeremy Walsh
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Ian Fleming: Creator of James Bond (and Whimsical Flying Antique Cars) May 28 marks a birthday of a man whose life was almost as interesting as the immortal character he created: Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond novels. If you’re only familiar with the...
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Books Library 007, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, CIA, Cold War, Daniel Craig, Dick Van Dyke, espionage, Ian Fleming, James Bond, movies, Pierce Brosnan, Reuters, Roger Moore, Sean Connery, Soviet Union, spies, Timothy Dalton, World War II Jeremy Walsh
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Happy Birthday to a Legendary Percussionist January 15 marks the birthday of one of the greatest drummers of all time: Gene Krupa. Born in Chicago in 1909, Krupa had been groomed for the priesthood by his parents, but decided to go his...
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Gene Krupa Birthday Music Library Benny Goodman, big band, drummers, Gene Krupa, jazz, KISS, Martin Scorsese, Neal Peart, Peter Criss, Rush, Taxi Driver, World War II jwalsh
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"Casablanca" at 70: That Piano, That Song (And That Songwriter!) 2012 marked the 70th anniversary of the classic 1942 film Casablanca. We hope you made it out to one of Queens Library’s free screenings of the movie. You may know that recently, Sotheby...
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Music Library As Time Goes By, Broadway, Casablanca, Dooley Wilson, Herbert Hupfield, Humphrey Bogart, Ingmar Bergman, jazz standards, piano, songwriting, World War II, WWII Jeremy Walsh
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