STATEN ISLAND & MANHATTAN MADE IT OFFICIAL
On October 23, 1905: The official Staten Island ferry, with service between Manhattan and Staten Island, opened. At the time, it competed with unregulated ferry services.
WE’VE GOT MAGIC TO DO
On October 23, 1972: Pippin, directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, premiered at the Imperial Theater. This original Broadway production ran for over 1,000 performances.
BORN ON THIS DAY: GERTRUDE EDERLE
On October 23, 1905: Olympic champion swimmer Gertrude Ederle, “The Queen of the Waves,” was born in New York City. Ederle was the first woman to swim across the English Channel.
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