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Happy Skyscraper Appreciation Day! George B. Post was a pioneering architect who built some of the earliest skyscrapers in New York. For the now demolished Produce Exchange Building, he designed an...

Happy Skyscraper Appreciation Day! George B. Post was a pioneering architect who built some of the earliest skyscrapers in New York. For the now demolished Produce Exchange Building, he designed an...

Billie Holiday and her dog Mister, New York, ca. June 1946. Photo: William P. Gottlieb

Billie Holiday and her dog Mister, New York, ca. June 1946. Photo: William P. Gottlieb

Windsor Hotel Fire, March 17, 1899.  PR 063, Frederick Smyth Collection of Fire Photographs.  NYHS Image #82691d.

Windsor Hotel Fire, March 17, 1899. PR 063, Frederick Smyth Collection of Fire Photographs. NYHS Image #82691d.

September 9, 1850: California becomes the thirty-first state.  "Off for California," 1849, lithograph by Manning.  Caricature and Cartoon File, PR 010 1849-7. New-York Historical Society, 20550.

September 9, 1850: California becomes the thirty-first state. "Off for California," 1849, lithograph by Manning. Caricature and Cartoon File, PR 010 1849-7. New-York Historical Society, 20550.

February 18, 1885: Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is published in the United States. Mark Twain,1906, photograph by Jessie Tarbox Beals, PR 004. New-York Historical Society, 79215d.

February 18, 1885: Mark Twain's "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is published in the United States. Mark Twain,1906, photograph by Jessie Tarbox Beals, PR 004. New-York Historical Society, 79215d.

December 17, 1892: The first issue of Vogue was published.  Instructional fashion photographs, by Jessie Tarbox Beals, ca. 1905-1918,"The right way to: stand when walking; offer a seat; carry bag & umbrella; come down the stairs; sit in a chair," PR 004, NYHS image numbers 82231d-82235d.

December 17, 1892: The first issue of Vogue was published. Instructional fashion photographs, by Jessie Tarbox Beals, ca. 1905-1918,"The right way to: stand when walking; offer a seat; carry bag & umbrella; come down the stairs; sit in a chair," PR 004, NYHS image numbers 82231d-82235d.

January 3, 1870: Construction begins on the Brooklyn Bridge.  East River Bridge Towers under construction, view from Manhattan.  PR 065, Stereograph File.  NYHS image #49920.

January 3, 1870: Construction begins on the Brooklyn Bridge. East River Bridge Towers under construction, view from Manhattan. PR 065, Stereograph File. NYHS image #49920.

October 23, 1929: The New York Stock Exchange begins to show signs of panic, six days prior to Black Tuesday.  Shanty Town, 12th Avenue and 40th Street, undated photograph.  Browning Photograph Collection, PR 009. Gift of Irving Browning in the name of Irving and the late Sam Browning, July 29, 1959. New-York Historical Society, 66089.

October 23, 1929: The New York Stock Exchange begins to show signs of panic, six days prior to Black Tuesday. Shanty Town, 12th Avenue and 40th Street, undated photograph. Browning Photograph Collection, PR 009. Gift of Irving Browning in the name of Irving and the late Sam Browning, July 29, 1959. New-York Historical Society, 66089.

September 16, 1925: Riley B. King (B.B. King) was born in Berclair, Mississippi.

September 16, 1925: Riley B. King (B.B. King) was born in Berclair, Mississippi.

August 22, 1791: The Haitian Slave Revolution begins in Saint-Domingue.  "Revenge taken by the Black Army for the Cruelties Practised [sic] on them by the French," illustration by M. Rainsford, del., J. Barlow, sculp., from "An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti: Comprehending a View of the Principal Transactions in the Revolution of Saint Domingo..." by Marcus Rainsford, 1805.  Patricia D. Klingenstein Library.  NYHS Image #83954d.

August 22, 1791: The Haitian Slave Revolution begins in Saint-Domingue. "Revenge taken by the Black Army for the Cruelties Practised [sic] on them by the French," illustration by M. Rainsford, del., J. Barlow, sculp., from "An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti: Comprehending a View of the Principal Transactions in the Revolution of Saint Domingo..." by Marcus Rainsford, 1805. Patricia D. Klingenstein Library. NYHS Image #83954d.

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