On this date in...
1643...The first fire wardens are appointed in New Amsterdam.
1988...Rookie police officer Edward Byrne is gunned down while guarding the house of a drug witness in South Jamaica, Queens.
1993...A bomb rocks the World Trade Center, killing six people and wounding more than 1,000 in a stunning terrorist attact. The ensuing investigation will eventually pin the blame on a group of Islamic fundamentalists.