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By On This Day in NYC's History

WHY OH WHY OH WHY

On December 25, 1917: Jesse Lynch Williams’ Why Marry?, winner of the first Pulitzer Prize for Drama, premiered on Broadway.

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BEWARE THE GINGERBREAD WITCH

On December 25, 1931: A performance of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel became the first complete Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast performance.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: HUMPHREY BOGART

On December 25, 1899: Iconic actor Humphrey Bogart was born in Manhattan.

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