On this date in...
1863...Showman P.T. Barnum stages the wedding of Tom Thumb and Mercy Lavinia Warren at Grace Church on Broadway. The tiny newlyweds stand on a grand piano to greet their guests.
1897...The slogan "All the News That's Fit to Print" appears for the first time in the New York Times.
1897...Socialite Mrs. Bradley Martin throws a lavish masquerade ball at the Waldorf to promote business at the height of the Depression. But the glittering gala is slammed by the press as being too extravagant.
1992...Mike Tyson, the boxing champ from Brooklyn, is convicted of raping a black Miss America contestant in Indianapolis and sentenced to three years in prison.