The Original Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, now the site of The Empire State Building, started as two hotels, the 13-story Waldorf Hotel was opened in 1893 and the other, the Astoria Hotel was opened four years later in 1897, and was four stories higher.
Built in 1902, Macy’s at 151 West 34th Street in New York City was the first building in the world to have a modern-day escalator, and it was made of wood. You can see still see Macy’s wooden escalator in use today
On February 7th 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls, which date from around 150 BC – AD 68, were discovered in some caves near the Jordan River. The 900 scrolls, which are made of leather and papyrus, make up three types of documents – texts from the Hebrew Bible, books from the Old Testament and documents including some poems and a book of community rules. They are considered of great religious and historical significance and are now kept in Jerusalem.
First time public was aware of Hoarders. 1947: The Collyer brothers were wealthy and eccentric. Here their brownstone building is searched by NYC police after their bodies were found amid 130 tons of trash they had hoarded. It appeared that Langley had been crawling through their newspaper tunnel to bring food to his paralyzed brother & one of his own booby traps fell down & crushed him. Homer, blind, paralyzed & dependent on his brother, starved to death.
Babies strapped in seats in 747 Jumbo jet enroute Clark AB to LAX. Photo: Robert Stinnett / Oakland Tribune, April 12, 1975. This was part of the orphan airlift, called “Operation Babylift” from Vietnam to the US that took place in 1975, primarily by World Airways. Via The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California