On this date in...
1792...A precursor to the New York Stock Exchange take shape when an office for trading opens at 22 Wall Street.
1910...A strike by garment workers is settled, but the split between organized labor and management continues to grow.
1984...Broadway diva and Astoria, Queens, native Ethel Merman dies at age 76.
1995...Baseball's spring training opens without major league players, who had walked off the job at the end of the 1994 season prior to the World Series. Big league wannabees flock to Florida to try out for their moment in the sun, but their fame is short-lived as the strike is called off and the season gets underway as scheduled on April 2.