On this date...
1900...The nation's first Auto Show is held in Madison Square Garden on East 26th Street.
1925...Jimmy Walker wins the race for mayor in an election that features a new mechanical contraption called the voting machine.
1998...Republican Alphonse D'Amato's 18-year Senate career comes to a close when he's defeated by Democrat Charles Schumer.
2009...Having won a battle to overturn term limits, Michael Bloomberg is elected to a third term as mayor.