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CLOSED FOR BUSINESS

On March 6, 1965: The Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business closed at 46th Street after 1,415 performances. Based on a book by Abe Burrows, it won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, and since then, has seen two Broadway revivals.

"How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" Broadway Revival Daniel Radcliffe

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EYE IN THE SKY

On March 6, 1940: The first airborne telecast took place on a plane flying low over New York City. Ray Forrest, a TV announcer for NBC, was the onboard announcer.

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BABE RUTH

On March 6, 1922: New York Yankee Babe Ruth signed a three-year contract at $52,000 a year. At the time, this was the largest sum ever paid to a ballplayer and it represented 40 percent of the team’s player payroll.

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