On this date in...
1911...In one of the worst factory fires in the city's history, 146 workers are killed when fire sweeps through the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Greenwich Village. The tragedy prompts reforms in workplace safety practices.
1977...The Long Island Press folds after more than 150 years in Queens.
1990...Eighty-seven people die in a fire at the Happy Land Social Club in the Bronx.