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MILLROSE GAMES

On January 28, 1914: The first Millrose Games was held at Madison Square Garden. This annual track and field meet took place at MSG from 1914 to 2011, making it the oldest continuous sporting event held there, but it now takes place at the Armory in Washington Heights.

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HELLO DOLLY!

On January 28, 1996: The Broadway show, Hello Dolly! closed at Lunt-Fontanne Theater after 118 performances. The show was one of the most enduring musical theater hits, with three Broadway revivals and international success. 

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NY GIANTS

On January 28, 1949: Before moving to San Francisco, the New York Giants signed their first black players, Monte Irvin and Ford Smith. Irvin played outfield and starred for the Giants, but Smith, a pitcher, did not make the major leagues.

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