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...race (he ended up losing in a landslide to Democrat Barack Obama). Actress Fay Wray, the damsel held atop the Empire State Building by the giant ape in "King Kong," died in New York City at age 96.Five years ago: Sonia Sotomayor was sworn...
The story behind Juneau's 'iron' throne

...general for the state of Alaska, and Voelkers, an architect, have built the Roman Pantheon, Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building - complete with a King Kong on the top, gripping a blonde doll - out of the wooden pallets. They've also done...
US advances to World Cup's 2nd round despite loss

...St. Louis Cardinals teammates last weekend. Actor Will Ferrell came to Recife for Thursday's match, and the Empire State Building was illuminated in red, white and blue."It translates into more fans, more casual fans, more kids that get...
Sheufelt in cycling race across America

...remaining.RAAM began in 1982 when four individuals raced from Los Angeles' Santa Monica Pier to New York City's Empire State Building. Teams were added in 1992 and have become the most popular component of the race. Riders come from around the...
A supertanker voyage through the Northwest Passage

Forty-six years ago, a ship long as the Empire State Building sailed with intention toward obstacles that captains usually avoid. The icebreaking tanker SS Manhattan was an oil company's...
This Day in History

...United Nations Charter by a vote of 89-2. A U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York's Empire State Building, killing 14 people. In 1965, President Johnson announced he was increasing the number of American troops in...
The view from New York City: It's not over yet

...several blocks away from the Empire State Building, she was much more composed...gesturing away from the Empire State Building. "Don't worry about what's...They found a bomb in the Empire State Building!" It was a false alarm...
Diptych Master

...images. He began tinkering with diptyches after taking a photo in the late 1980s from the observation deck of the Empire State Building. "I realized there were a couple points of interest, things that I could look at it and see that this is what...
This WeeK
7:50 am: World Trade Center collapses in terrorist attack; D.C. hit by coordinated attacks reported. In 1945, an Army Air Corps B-25, a twin-engine bomber, crashed into the 79th floor of the Empire State Building in dense fog. In Florida, Bush was reading to children in a classroom at 9:05 a.m. when his chief of staff...
This Day in History

...1893, the World's Columbian Exposition opened to the public in Chicago. In 1931, New York's 102-story Empire State Building was dedicated. In 1967, Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu in Las Vegas. (They divorced in 1973.) In...


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