On this date in...
1871...Henry Stanley, a reporter for the New York Herald, finds Dr. David Livingstone – we presume – in deepest Africa.
1949...Yankee slugger Joe DiMaggio wins the American League batting title with a .353 average.
1976..."The Greatest" is still the greatest as world heavyweight champion Muhammed Ali wins a unanimous 15-round decision over Ken Norton at Yankee Stadium.
1991...Jazz great Miles Davis dies of natural causes in California at age 65.
1993...There's no New York Post to read, as workers walk off the job in a labor dispute. The paper resumes publication three days later.