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BILL WHITE

On February 10, 1971: Baseball player Bill White became the first black baseball announcer. For 18 years, he served as a play-by-play man and analyst for New York Yankees television and radio broadcasts. In 1989, White was hired to be President of the National League until he retired in 1994.

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SINGING TELEGRAM

On February 10, 1933: In an effort to save the Postal Telegraph Company of New York City, the singing telegram was introduced. The idea was 50 years ahead of its time, but not good enough to save its telegraph business. Today, the idea lives on re-emerged as a multimillion dollar business.

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JOHN LENNON

On February 10, 1986: The posthumous album, John Lennon: Live in New York City was released under Yoko Ono’s supervision. The album was recorded on August 30, 1972 as his second official live album.

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