On this date in...
1776...General George Washington arrives in New York to lead rebel forces against the British.
1968...Terrence Cooke is ordained as Archbishop of New York, succeeding the late Francis Cardinal Spellman.
1972...Former Harlem Congressman Adam Clayton Powell dies in Miami at age 63.
1973...After nearly seven years of construction, it's opening day for what will eventually become the city's most tragic landmark – the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.