On this date in...
1652...The town's first speeding law is enacted. It outlaws galloping horses within the city, and calls for drivers to walk beside their horses on all streets except Broadway.
1969...Thousands pay respects to the late Judy Garland at a funeral home in Manhattan. The legendary singer died of a drug overdose days earlier.
1971...It's a sad day in rock history, as impresario Bill Graham's citadel, The Fillmore East, closes its doors.