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By On This Day in NYC's History

NUMBER 42 BOWED OUT

On January 5, 1957: Jackie Robinson announced his retirement from baseball, weeks after being traded from the Dodgers to the New York Giants.

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OFF TO SEE THE WIZ

On January 5, 1975: Charlie Smalls’ The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical opened on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre. The production took home several Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the film adaptation was released in 1978.

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Image courtesy of New York Times

BORN ON THIS DAY: LEONARD MARSH

On January 5, 1933: Leonard Marsh, co-founder of Snapple Beverage Corporation, was born in Brooklyn.

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