Robin Caparella Hoffman was born.
Marni Sugar was born.
Ian Harbison was born.
1931 - The George Washington Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, opened to traffic.
1945 - The United Nations officially came into being as its charter took effect.
1400 - Geoffrey Chaucer died in London.
1983 - The United States invaded the Caribbean nation of Grenada.
Maria Colon was born.
1825 - The Erie Canal, connecting Lake Erie to the Hudson River, opened.
2005 - The Chicago White Sox sweep the Houston Astros to win their first World Series in 88 years.
Kevin Brown was born.
1904 - New York City's first rapid transit subway, the IRT, opened.
1997 - The Dow Jones industrial average fell 554.26 points, forcing the stock market to shut down.
2004 - After an 86-year wait, the Boston Red Sox finally captured a World Series trophy.
1886 -The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland.
1940 - Italy invaded Greece during World War II.
Kim Jenkusky was born.
1929 - The New York Stock Exchange crashed on Black Tuesday, precipitating the Great Depression.
2012 – Hurricane Sandy.
Mark Dana was born.
1938 - Radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, starring Orson Welles, caused nationwide panic among listeners.
1974 - Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the eighth round of a 15-round bout in Kinshasa, Zaire (“rumble in the jungle”) to regain his world heavyweight title.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS