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BERNADETTE PETERS

On February 28, 1948: Actress and singer Bernadette Peters was born in Queens. She is among Broadway’s most critically acclaimed stars, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards and winning two. She has also won three Desk Drama Awards, and four of the Broadway cast albums on which she starred have won Grammy Awards.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL

On February 28, 1940: The first televised college basketball game was shown on station W2XBS. The game featured Fordham University and the University of Pittsburgh from Madison Square Garden.

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THE SPEED OF DARKNESS

On February 28, 1991: The Broadway play, The Speed of Darkness opened at Belasco Theater for 36 performances. The play was written by Steven Tesich and starred Stephen Lang, Len Cariou, Lisa Eichhorn, and Kathryn Erbe. Both Lang and Erbe received Tony nominations for Best Featured Actor and Actress in a Play.

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