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By On This Day in NYC's History

SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW

On January 21, 1902: The Wizard of Oz opened on Broadway after first premiering in Chicago the year prior.

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LIGHTIN’ UP NO LONGER

On January 21, 1908: The Sullivan Ordinance was passed in NYC by the board of aldermen, which made it illegal for women to smoke in public. The bill was later vetoed by Mayor George B. McClellan, Jr.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: JAM MASTER JAY

On January 21, 1965: Rapper Jam Master Jay, of Run DMC, was born Jason William Mizell in Brooklyn.

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Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

 

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