A ROYALE AFFAIR
On January 11, 1927: The Royale Theatre, designed by architect Herbert J. Krapp, opened with a production of the musical Piggy. In 2005, the venue was renamed for longtime Shubert Organization president Bernard B. Jacobs.
BANG! BANG! BANG!
On January 11, 1943: Carlo Tresca, a labor organizer who ardently opposedthe infiltration of fascism, Stalinism, and Mafia into the labor movement, was assassinated by a gunman while crossing Fifth Avenue at 13th Street.
BORN ON THIS DAY: MARY J. BLIGE
On January 11, 1971: Singer-songwriter, producer, and actress Mary J. Blige was born in the Bronx. Below Mary J. belts out “Be Without You.”
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