On this date in...
1842...The Croton Reservoir opens at 42nd Street and Fifth Avenue, the site of today's Public Library.
1912...Teddy Roosevelt is shot in the chest by a Manhattan man while campaigning in Milwaukee. The "Rough Rider" goes on with a scheduled speech despite his wound.
1990...Conductor Leonard Bernstein dies at his Upper West Side apartment of pneumonia at the age of 72, just five days after retiring from the New York Philharmonic due to ill health.