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PORGY AND BESS

On October 10, 1935: The opera Porgy and Bess premiered at Alvin Theater. It was written by George Gershwin and is considered to be one of the most important pieces of American musical works of the 20th century. The opera featured a cast of classically trained African-American singers and ran for 124 performances.


YANKEES BEAT THE GIANTS

On October 10, 1937: In the 1937 World Series, the Yankees defeated the New York Giants four games to one. The game marked their sixth championship in 15 years. Lou Gehrig also hit his final home run during the game.

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