May 5, 1891 in New York history

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130 years ago on May 5th, 1891

The first performance is held at a newly-constructed music hall on 57th Street that would later be renamed Carnegie Hall

Although only initially named "Music Hall", board members for the performance space convinced Carnegie to allow the building to be named after him two years after opening since he funded its construction. For the grand opening performance, Russian composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky served as a special guest conductor.


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Record High: 90°F in 1980
Record Low: 34°F in 1891


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