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CLOSED FOR BUSINESS

On March 6, 1965: The Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business closed at 46th Street after 1,415 performances. Based on a book by Abe Burrows, it won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, and since then, has seen two Broadway revivals.

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EYE IN THE SKY

On March 6, 1940: The first airborne telecast took place on a plane flying low over New York City. Ray Forrest, a TV announcer for NBC, was the onboard announcer.

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BABE RUTH

On March 6, 1922: New York Yankee Babe Ruth signed a three-year contract at $52,000 a year. At the time, this was the largest sum ever paid to a ballplayer and it represented 40 percent of the team’s player payroll.

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