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On this date in...
1919...The first issue of The New York Daily News hits the stands.
1927..."The Cyclone" rollercoaster blows into Coney Island. For 25 cents New Yorkers experience a whirlwind ride that is still popular today.
1994...Thousands parade down Fifth Avenue on the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall Riot.
2012...Celebrated writer-director Nora Ephron dies in Manhattan at age 71.