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By On This Day in NYC's History


STATEN ISLAND & MANHATTAN MADE IT OFFICIAL

On October 23, 1905: The official Staten Island ferry, with service between Manhattan and Staten Island, opened. At the time, it competed with unregulated ferry services.

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WE’VE GOT MAGIC TO DO

On October 23, 1972: Pippin, directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, premiered at the Imperial Theater. This original Broadway production ran for over 1,000 performances.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: GERTRUDE EDERLE

On October 23, 1905: Olympic champion swimmer Gertrude Ederle, “The Queen of the Waves,” was born in New York City. Ederle was the first woman to swim across the English Channel.

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