From The Writer’s Almanac for 11 March (thanks to blueVicar for the reference):
“It was on this day in 1818 that Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was published. Shelley was only 19 years old when she wrote the novel, and the first edition was published anonymously with a preface written by her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelly. She revised the novel and published it under her name own name in 1823. The story of Frankenstein’s monster was first staged as a play in 1823 in London and was followed shortly thereafter by a musical burlesque. Today there are more than 80 films that carry ‘Frankenstein’ in their title.”
According to Wikipedia, “The original version of Berlin’s song included references to the then-popular fad of well-dressed but poor black Harlemites parading up and down Lenox Avenue. Berlin later revised the lyrics to apply to affluent whites strutting ‘up and down Park Avenue’.” Lenox Avenue is now co-named Malcolm X Boulevard.