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March 27h in New York City History

Posted: Mar 26, 2013 | 9:26 AM
1879:  Edward Steichen, a Photo-Secession Group leader born.

Flatiron 1904

1884:  The first long distance telephone phone call between New York and Boston.

1899:  Gloria Swanson, film, stage and television actress, born.

1924:  Sarah Vaughan, jazz singer and pianist born.

We see where she was discovered on amateur night when she was a teenager: the Apollo Theater on Harlem tours.

1952:  "Singin' In the Rain" premiered.

1970:  Mariah Carey, singer, actress and philanthropist active in NYC, born in Long Island.

1983:  Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" opened on Broadway.

I saw it about three months later.  Former Mayor John Lindsay was at the performance.

Later that summer Matthew Broderick starred in "War Games."

Matthew Broderick is on Broadway today in 2013...

1998:  The Food and Drug Administration approved Pfizer's


2002:  Comedian Milton Berle died at 93

I saw him around 36th Street and Madison Avenue in the late 1990s.  I didn't bother to say hi to him because he always, friendily, denied that who he was.  He was a very tall man.

2007:  NFL owners made instant replay a permanent officiating tool.

That took only a few decades.


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