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It Happened Today in New York City

01-18 EasternOn January 18, 1991, employees of Eastern Airlines came to work for the last time, the company ceasing operations at midnight, leading into the following day, after 62 years of service. With its hub in Miami, the airline’s demise led to the greatest loss of jobs there and in New York City, where Eastern had pioneered shuttle service to Boston and Washington. During the airline’s heyday, under the leadership of WWI hero, Col. Eddie Rickenbacker, its headquarters had been at 10 Rockefeller Plaza, where it was the primary tenant.

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