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NORAH JONES

On March 30, 1979: Musician Norah Jones was born in Brooklyn. Jones has garnered 16 Grammy Award nominations, of which she has won nine, including Album of the Year for her debut Come Away With Me, and Record of the Year for her song “Don’t Know Why” from the same album.


CUTTING THE RIBBON ON THE QUEENSBORO

On March 30, 1909: The Queensboro Bridge, linking Manhattan and Queens, opened to the public followed by a ceremonial grand opening on June 12, 1909. At the time, it was considered one of the greatest cantilever bridges in the world.

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LIVE FOR THE APPLAUSE

On March 30, 1970: The Broadway musical Applause opened at the Palace Theater for 896 performances. It received 11 Tony Award nominations, of which it won four, including Best Musical and Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for Lauren Bacall.

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