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August 23, 1858

On August 23, 1858, the play “Ten Nights in a Barroom” opened at the National Theater in New York City. It told the story of Sam, an ex-cricket player from Ireland who bought the bar and renamed it “What’s It To Ya”. He hired his old coach “Coach” to tend the bar and dispose nuggets … Continue reading

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August 11, 1996

On THIS DAY IN TWISTED-HISTORY in 1996, the play “Thousand Clowns,” closed at Criterion Theater NYC after 32 performances. The Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher recommended that the play be closed after tens and tens of cases of coulrophobia were diagnosed after each and every performance. Thomas Soche, who was diagnosed with coulrophobia after each … Continue reading

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June 29, 1613

On June 25, 1613 the first neighborhood insurance company is formed by the Garducci family, recent Sicilian immigrants to the Southwark Bridge Road Neighborhood. On June 28, Antonio Garducci went to the majority shareholders (brothers Richard and Cuthbert Burbage) of the “Lord Chamberlain’s Men” the company that owned the Globe Theatre. William Shakespeare, a minority … Continue reading

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