November 29th In NYC History
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1825...Grand opera comes to America when an Italian troupe performs Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" at the Ornate Park Theater on Park Row.
1976...The Yankees sign free-agent slugger Reggie Jackson to a five-year, $3 million contract. The future Hall Of Famer goes on to become the 14th Yankee player to have his number retired.