On this date in...
1892...A statue of Christopher Columbus is mounted atop the column that stands in what is now Columbus Circle.
1938...The Yankees defeat the Chicago Cubs in the World Series for their seventh world championship.
1975...In a televised news conference, President Gerald Ford restates his opposition to a federal bail-out of New York City during the city's financial crisis.
1985...Yoko Ono dedicates Strawberry Fields, a memorial garden in Central Park, to her late husband, Beatle John Lennon.