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September 5th In NYC History

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On this date in...

1696...Pirate "Captain Kidd" sails from New York harbor seeking treasures in the West Indies.

1882...Workers demonstrate in Union Square for an eight-hour workday – an event that turns into the city's first Labor Day Parade.

1975...The MTA introduces kneeling buses to make access easier for passengers.

1994...In the largest heist ever at Tiffany's, daring theives make off with nearly $2 million worth of precious stones. A security boss is accused in connection with the crime, but is later acquitted.

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