WHEN HELL FREEZES OVER…
On January 23, 1867: The East River froze solid. This, obviously, disrupted ferry service so resourceful New Yorkers crossed the river by foot. Talk about a morning commute.
MUSIC IS HOW HE LIVED
On January 23, 1943: Jazz great Duke Ellington played at the storied Carnegie Hall for the very first time. Ellington debuted his first extended piece, “Black, Brown, and Beige.” This began a four-year-long series of concerts at Carnegie Hall.
BORN ON THIS DAY: BOB MOSES
On January 23, 1935: Bob Moses, a leader in the Civil Rights Movement who later founded the U.S. Algebra Project, was born in Harlem.
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