Today in History for May 1st

President George W. Bush announces major combat has ended in Iraq; U2 spy plane shot down over Soviet Union; Empire State Building dedicated. (May 1)

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Empire State Building shines red and white to honor healthcare workers | AFP

New York’s Empire State Building, seen behind the Calvary Cemetery in Queens, shines white and red while a siren is displayed on its mast to honor healthcare workers battling the coronavirus pandemic.

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NYC honors Big Bird puppeteer, Sesame Street at 50

Big Bird threw the switch Friday to symbolically light up the Empire State Building in green and yellow to mark Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary. Puppeteer Caroll Spinney was honored with a proclamation marking ‘Caroll Spinney day’. (Nov. 8)

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Empire State Building observatory reopens with new 360-degree view | AFP

Views of Lower and Midtown Manhattan from the 102nd floor of the Empire State Building, known as the “top deck,” which reopens with a new 360-degree perspective on the Big Apple following a 10-month renovation.

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New viewing deck opens at Empire State Building

The world-famous observatory atop the Empire State Building has a dizzying new look with floor-to-ceiling, 360-degree windows 102 floors above New York City. The new obsevation floor opens to the public on October 12th. (10 Oct.)

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Today in History for July 28th

Highlights of this day in history: Outbreak of World War One; Troops disperse ‘Bonus Army’ marchers; A U.S. Army bomber crashes into the Empire State Building; Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and author Beatrix Potter born. (July 28)

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Today in History for May 1st

President George W. Bush announces major combat has ended in Iraq; U2 spy plane shot down over Soviet Union; Empire State Building dedicated. (May 1)

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Miss America atop the Empire State Building

(12 Sep 2018) The first woman to win the Miss America crown without having to don a swimsuit says that while she was skeptical of the change at first, she’s now glad she didn’t have to. (Sept. 12)

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Today in History for July 28th

(28 Jul 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Outbreak of World War One; Troops disperse ‘Bonus Army’ marchers; A U.S. Army bomber crashes into the Empire State Building; Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and author Beatrix Potter born. (July 28)

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Today in History for July 28th

(28 Jul 2018) Highlights of this day in history: Outbreak of World War One; Troops disperse ‘Bonus Army’ marchers; A U.S. Army bomber crashes into the Empire State Building; Former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and author Beatrix Potter born. (July 28)

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Today in History for May 1st

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President George W. Bush announces major combat has ended in Iraq; U2 spy plane shot down over Soviet Union; Empire State Building dedicated. (May 1)

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AP Top Stories February 14

Here’s the latest for Wednesday February 14th: Multiple deaths in Florida school shooting; President Trump Has broken silence on Porter; Porn star feels free to discuss alleged sexual encounter with Trump; Top U.S. dog visits Empire State Building. (Feb. 14)

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America’s Top Dog Visits Empire State Building

Flynn the Bichon Frise and his handler visited the top of New York’s Empire State Building on Wednesday following their win at the Westminster Kennel Club. (Feb. 14)

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Couples Marry Atop Empire State Building

Eleven couples exchanged wedding vows on Valentine’s Day, atop the Empire State Building in New York. (Feb. 14)

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Here’s the latest for Thursday, February 8th: Pence in South Korea ahead of Olympics; North Korea holds military parade; Senate leaders announce budget deal; Runners race up Empire State Building stairs.

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Runners Race Up New York’s Empire State Building

Runners braved 86 flights of stairs in the Empire State Building Run-Up in New York. Australian Suzy Walsham won her ninth women’s race. Colombian Frank Nicolas Carreno won the men’s competition for the first time. (Feb. 8)

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Empire State Building evacuated after fire breaks out in basement

One of New York City’s most iconic landmarks, the Empire State Building, was evacuated on Friday after fire broke out in the basement. No one was injured and no significant damage was caused, reports say

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‘French Spiderman’: Urban climber scales Paris skyscraper without harnesses

Urban climber Alain Robert, better known as the ‘French Spiderman’, scaled an 185 metre (600 foot) high skyscraper in the business district of La Defense, outside Paris. It took him 55 minutes to climb the outside of the Engie skyscraper.

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