Today is July 7, and it's hot as hell. The world is still talking about Frank Ocean's important disclosure. Our president is Barack Obama. The New York Yankees play the Boston Red Sox. That's just a snapshot.

For glimpses into what July 7 looked like in the New York of years past, check out these photos. You'll catch Harry Houdini trying a risky stunt, a VD clinic in Red Hook, and much more. Enjoy your Saturday. It's almost history.