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FROM NYC TO BUFFALO IN SEVEN HOURS

On September 14, 1891: The Empire State Express train traveled from New York City to Buffalo in seven hours and 6 minutes, stops included. The ESE train was the first passenger train with scheduled speeds over 52 miles per hour and with a nonstop run over 140 miles.

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CHARLIE AND ALGERNON, YOU’RE ON!

On September 14, 1980:ย Charlie and Algernon, a musical written by David Rogers and music by Charles Strouse, opened at the Helen Hayes Theatre. The musical was a nominee for the Tony Award for Best Original Score in 1981.


BORN ON THIS DAY: NAS

On September 14, 1973:ย Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, most commonly known as Nas, was born in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The rapper has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum records since 1994.

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