SKATE ON, MSG!
On February 12, 1879: The first artificial ice rink in North America opened at Madison Square Garden.
On February 12, 1924: Brooklyn native George Gershwin debuted his classic “Rhapsody in Blue” at Aeolian Hall in NYC.
BORN ON THIS DAY: DARREN ARONOFSKY
On February 12, 1969: Director, screenwriter, and producer Darren Aronofsky was born in Brooklyn. Aronofksy has directed five feature films, including the psychological thriller Black Swan (2010), the trailer of which is below: