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PUCKER UP!

On December 30, 1948: Cole Porter’s musical, Kiss Me, Kate, opened on Broadway at the New Century Theater. It ran for over 1,000 performances and took home the first Tony Award presented for Best Musical in 1949.

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WHAT DID YOU ASSAY?

On December 30, 1982: The US Assay Office in lower Manhattan closed. The office collected gold, burned damaged paper money, melted damaged coins, and recovered precious metals from scrap.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: AL SMITH

On December 30, 1873: Al Smith, a statesman who was elected Governor of New York four times and was the Democratic U.S. presidential candidate in 1928, was born in the Fourth Ward on the Lower East Side.

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