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By On This Day in NYC's History

SHIPS AHOY!

On November 16, 1841: Napoleon Guerin of New York City obtained a US patent for cork-filled life preservers. Constructed in jacket form, the life preservers contained between 18 and 20 quarts of rasped or grated cork.

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Image courtesy of Twicsy

DOE! A DEER

On November 16, 1959: The Sound of Music premiered on Broadway at the Lunt Fontanne Theater. The production ran for nearly 1,500 performances.

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Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

BORN ON THIS DAY: MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL

On November 16, 1977: Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal was born in New York City.

Image courtesy of Biography

Image courtesy of Biography

 

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