On this date in...
1920...New Yorkers belly up to the bar for one last drink before Prohibition begins at the stroke of midnight.
1938...Benny Goodman makes jazz history when he and his swing orchestra appear at Carnegie Hall, traditionally the hub of high culture.
1964..."Hello Dolly," starring Carol Channing, makes it debut on Broadway.
1974...Yankee greats Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.