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January 29th in NYC History

Posted: Jan 29, 2013 | 1:54 AM

1798:  The Park Theater, America's
first building built solely for theatre,
opened on Park Row with Shakespeare's "As You Like It."


1845: 
The New York Evening Mirror published "The Raven," by then local man, Edgar Allen Poe.  The poem was enthusiastically received.


1874:  John D. Rockefeller, Jr. born.


1923:   "Paddy" Chayefsky, playwright,
novelist, and three-time Academy Award winning screenwriter born in the Bronx.  He died in 1981 in NYC.


1936:  The Baseball Writer's Association of America elects the first five to the Baseball Hall of Fame, including Babe Ruth
.


1958:  They met in NYC:  Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward wed in Las Vegas.


1962:  Greenwich Village's Peter, Paul, and Mary signed by Warner Brothers.


1968:  New York City's pride, actor Edward Burns born.


1980: 
The Lower East Side's pride, entertainer Jimmy Durante died at 86.


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