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On this day: March 14

Published On: Mar 08 2013 01:54:35 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 14 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

America's first town hall meeting is held, Eli Whitney patents his cotton gin, Pan Am is incorporated, and JFK's body is moved to a permanent memorial, all on this day.

OTD March 14 - The Mikado
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1885: "The Mikado" a light opera by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, has its first public performance at the Savoy Theatre in London, England. It would run at the theater for 672 performances, the second longest run for any work of musical theater and one of the longest runs of any theater production up to that time.

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