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 Detroit, Michigan, he learned to fly in Americus, Georgia, and made his career as… READ MORE
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 movies, you’re not alone, but let’s take a brief look at the man whose own espionage… READ MORE
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 own way. He started playing the instrument in the 1920s and his powerful, busy drumming… READ MORE
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’s auctioned off the piano used by the character Sam (Dooley Wilson) to play the movie’s… READ MORE