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GETTING REELY REAL AT MSG

On December 11, 1909: Colored moving images were demonstrated for the first time at Madison Square Garden.

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A BANK RUN IN THE USA

On December 11, 1930: The Bank of the United States, founded in 1913 by Joseph S. Marcus, was closed by the directors after a bank run at the Southern Boulevard branch in The Bronx a day earlier. This bank run is said to have started the collapse of banking during the Great Depression.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: FIORELLO LaGUARDIA

On December 11, 1882: Fiorello LaGuardia, the 99th Mayor of New York City, was born in Greenwich Village.

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