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Thursday, 29 March 2012

On This Day...

1951   The premier of the musical 'The King and I' by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, was held at the St James Theatre on Broadway, New York City.

1886   A new fizzy drink went on sale at a pharmacy in Atlanta, Georgia. "Esteemed Brain Tonic and Intellectual Beverage" will cure anything from hysteria to the common cold, claimed inventor , Dr John Pemberton.

1827   Ludwig van Beethoven was buried, in Vienna, mourned by a crowd of more than 10,000.

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