New York's State Flag (Entered the Union on July 26, 1788, 11 state) ~ Origin of Name: In honor of England's Duke of York ~ State Motto: Ever upward ~ State Song: "I Love New York" ~ National Forest: 1; State Forest: 132; State Parks: 168 ~ Famous for: Niagara Falls, Broadway Musicals, Statue of Liberty, Baseball Hall of Fame, United Nations, NY Stock Exchange
Adolph "Dolph" Schayes (born May 19, 1928) is a retired American professional basketball player and former coach in the NBA. A top scorer and rebounder, he was a member of the 1955 NBA champion Syracuse Nationals and a 12-time All-Star. Schayes played his entire Hall of Fame career with the Nationals and their successor, the Philadelphia 76ers, from 1948 to 1964. In his 16-year career, he led the team into the post-season 15 times. High school and college He attended Creston Junior High…
Sugar Ray Robinson (born Walker Smith Jr.; May 3, 1921 – April 12, 1989) was an American professional boxer. Frequently cited as the greatest boxer of all time, Robinson's performances in the welterweight and middleweight divisions prompted sportswriters to create "pound for pound" rankings, where they compared fighters regardless of weight. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.
Pamela Lyndon Travers was an Australian-born British novelist, actress and journalist. She emigrated to England in 1924, where she wrote under the pen name P. L. Travers. She wrote a series of children's novels about the English nanny Mary Poppins, which some say sprung from her interest in the Russian mystic Gurdjieff. During World War II, she lived in Manhattan-where Roy Disney 1st contacted her about buying the Mary Poppins character for film use.