On this date in...
1871...Fifty people are killed when gunfire erupts during the Orange Society parade on Eighth Avenue celebrating the Protestant victory over Catholics in Northern Ireland.
1949...The American League downs the National League 11-7 at the 16th Annual All-Star Game at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.
1954...The Tap Dance Concerto, composed by Queens-born Morton Gould, premieres with the New York Philharmonic.
1976...The Democrats open their national convention in Madison Square Garden. Three days later, Georgia governor Jimmy Carter is nominated for president.
1984...Democratic presidential candidate Walter Mondale selects Queens Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate, making her the first female vice presidential candidate to represent a major American political party.