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Madison Square Garden sports calendar, 1939

March 10, 2009

madisonsquaregardenHere’s what was on deck for the week of November 25, as reported in an MSG ad inĀ Cue magazine:

A bike race. A union meeting for musicians. Several hockey games featuring the New York Rangers as well as the New York Americans, a team that disbanded in the 1940s. A boxing match between Henry Armstrong and Lou Ambers.

And then there’s the “Mass Meeting for America.” This was a rally organized by various religious and patriotic groups.

The main speaker, Rep. Martin Dies of Texas, “denounced communism, fascism, and nazism as alien forces tearing at American unity,” The New York Times reported the next day. “[Dies] also made a strong plea for racial and religious tolerance.”