On this date in...
1843...The Jewish organization B'nai B'rith is founded by German immigrants meeting at Sinsheimer's Cafe on Essex Street.
1970...Black militant Angela Davis is arrested at a Midtown motel on kidnapping and murder charges.
1974...Television legend Ed Sullivan dies in Manhattan at age 73.
1996...The Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 to clinch the American League pennant, before going on to capture their first World Series title in nearly two decades.
Today's New Yorker birthdays include songwriter Paul Simon, born in 1941.