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On this date in...
1925...Yankee great Lou Gehrig plays in the first of his 2,130 consecutive games – an Iron Man record that stands until Cal Ripkin Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles breaks it in 1995.
1967..."The Summer of Love" kicks off in the Big Apple with the release of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album.
1977...The revitalization of 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues gets a boost with the opening of Manhattan Plaza a complex which provides subsidized housing for people in the arts.
2012...Johann Santana pitches the first ever no-hitter for the Mets.