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By On This Day in NYC's History

REV THOSE ENGINES IN BROOKLYN

On October 9, 1915: Gil Andersen, driving a Stutz vehicle, won the first Astor Cup Race at the Sheepshead Bay Speedway in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

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Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

THE BATHING BEAUTY BALLET

On October 9, 1947: High Button Shoes premiered on Broadway at the New Century Theatre. The musical, about a family’s comedic interactions with two Atlantic City con men, ran for 727 performances closing in 1949.

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Image courtesy of songbook1

BORN ON THIS DAY: SEAN LENNON

On October 9, 1975: Musician, singer-songwriter, and only son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon was born in New York City on his father’s 35th birthday.

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Image courtesy of Biography

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