December 24th In NYC History
Updated: Updated 12/24/2012 01:00 AM
By: NY1 News
On this date in...
1931...The first Christmas tree goes up in Rockefeller Center. Workers building the new complex gather to collect their paychecks in front of the impromptu holiday tree at Fifth Avenue.
1963...Idlewild Airport in Queens is renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport in honor of the late president.
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