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1795...A site off Broadway in Lower Manhattan is set aside as a burial ground for African-Americans. Nearly 200 yeas later, in 1991, the remains are uncovered and the area is designated a landmark.

1949..."South Pacific," starring Mary Martin, debuts on Broadway.

1971...New York opens the country's first legalized Off-Track Betting system.

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