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POP ART ARRIVES AT THE GUGGENHEIM

On March 20, 1963: Pop Art made its U.S. debut at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Arguably the most famous American Pop Artist, Andy Warhol spent the majority of his career living and working in New York City.

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FAREWELL TO THE KING

On March 20, 1954: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I ended its 1,246-performance run at the St. James Theatre. It won three Tony Awards, and resulted in numerous successful revivals, tours, international productions, and film adaptations.


BORN ON THIS DAY: A.J. JACOBS

On March 20, 1968: Editor at large of Esquire, A.J. Jacobs was born in New York City. He is also the author of the New York Times best-seller The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World.

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