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January 29th In NYC History

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1798...The Park Theater opens on Park Row with a production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It." It's the first building in America designed specifically for theater.

1845...Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" is published in The New York Evening Mirror.

1980...Entertainer Jimmy Durante, a product of the Lower East Side, dies at age 86.

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