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By On This Day in NYC's History

MSG IV

On February 11, 1968: The fourth Madison Square Garden — the one we know today — officially opened. It was built after the above ground portions of the original Penn Station were torn down, and houses 20,000 seats.

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BROADWAY

On February 11, 1979: The Broadway musical, They’re Playing Our Song, opened at Imperial Theater for 1,082 performances. The musical was directed by Robert Moore and starred Robert Klein and Lucie Arnaz.

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NHLPA

On February 11, 1957: The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) was formed in New York City. It was formed by hockey players, Ted Lindsay of the Detroit Red Wings and Doug Harvey of the Montreal Canadiens after the league refused to release pension plan financial information.

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