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On January 30, 1973: KISS performed for the very first time for an audience of only a handful of people at the Popcorn Club, which was later renamed Coventry, in Queens.

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On January 30th, 1981: Roughly two million New Yorkers flooded lower Broadway for a parade in celebration of the 52 Americans freed after 444 days of captivity at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran during the Iranian Hostage Crisis.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: HAROLD PRINCE

On January 30, 1929:ย Broadway producer and director Hal Prince was born in New York City. Prince was won an impressive twenty-one Tony awards.

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