BEATLEMANIA AT CARNEGIE HALL
On February 12, 1964: The first time The Beatles visited New York City, they performed twice at Carnegie Hall in one day. Their appearance caused a sensation among teens and paved the way for other rock artists at Carnegie Hall, like Billy Joel, The Rolling Stones, and Elton John.
NEW YORK TO PARIS
On February 12, 1908: American driver George Schuster won the New York to Paris auto race in a 1907 Thomas Flyer. The race started in New York City and took 88 days to complete.
FIRST ICE RINK
On February 12, 1879: The first artificial ice rink opened at Madison Square Garden. The rink was an innovation with over a mile of wrought iron pipes and four inches of water to freeze.