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By On This Day in NYC's History

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On January 6, 1963: Oliver!, based on Dickens’ Oliver Twist, premiered on Broadway at the Imperial Theater. The production ran for over 700 performances. Originally shown in London, the Broadway revival won ten Tony Award nominations. The book, its Broadway productions, and its film adaptations are all celebrated to this day.

 

JULIE CHEN

On January 6, 1970: Host, news anchor, and producer Julie Chen was born in Queens. Chen has been the host of CBS’ Big Brother, moderator of The Talk, and co-anchor of The Early Show. 

THE OLD LION PASSED AWAY

On January 6, 1919: The only New York City native to ever become president, Teddy Roosevelt, died at his home in Cove Neck, Long Island. Leader of the Republican Party and founder of the Progressive Party, Roosevelt changed the course of our nation’s history.

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