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Aug. 25, 1954: Sticking out of the East River, a plane owned by E. Roland Harriman, banker and president of the American Red Cross, failed to pick up him and his wife on a flight upstate. Although they were waiting at 23rd Street, the Harrimans did not see the plunge, according to The Times. A tugboat, en route to Flushing, Queens, saved the day, as a deckhand dived in and retrieved the pilot, who returned with the police to inspect the plane. Photo: Robert Walker/The New York Times

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White River - Scarlett Parade