On this date in...
1656...A new law in New Amsterdam forbids any work or amusement – including drinking, dancing and bowling – on Sunday. On the same day, Governor Peter Stuyvesant orders the first price-fixing law, setting the price of white bread at about 8 cents a loaf.
1825...New York becomes the nation's major port when the Erie Canal opens, linking the city with the Great Lakes and the Midwest.
1996...With a fly-out to Charlie Hayes, the Yankees win the World Series, beating the Atlanta Braves in Game 6 at Yankee Stadium. It's the team's first world championship in 18 years, and the first of what will become four titles over the next five seasons.