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By On This Day in NYC's History


On March 15, 1971: CBS announced that it was going to cancel the Ed Sullivan Show. The show featured performers, dancers, and comedians, and was known for its wide range of acts and musical performances. It ran for 23 years, making it the longest-running show in history.

Ed Sullivan 100 years

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On March 15, 1989: New York Rangers retired goalie Eddie Giacomin’s #1 jersey. He spent 10 years of his 13-year career as a Ranger, played in six NHL All-Star Games, and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1987.

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On March 15, 1892: Inventor Jesse Reno patented the escalator in New York City. He called it an incline elevator, and two years later, also created a new novelty ride at Coney Island — a moving stairway that elevated passengers on a conveyor belt at a 25-degree angle. Reno’s success made him the escalator designer and founder of Reno Electric Stairways and Conveyor Company.

Piccadilly Tube Escalator

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