Updated 04/08/2013 01:00 AM
April 8th In NYC History
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1880...After they are unable to get box seats at the Academy of Music on 14th Street, millionaires Cornelius Vanderbilt and Jay Gould join other wealthy New Yorkers to form another company – The Metropolitan Opera.
1992...Tennis great Arthur Ashe announces in New York that he has contracted the AIDS virus from a blood transfusion. He dies a year later.