Saturday, June 28, 1969
In the early morning hours, police raided the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village. The closing of this well-known gay bar set off several nights of protest in the area in what has widely become known as a turning point in the growth of the gay pride movement.
Interestingly, a number of previously unknown and unpublished documents from these events have surfaced, including information culled from the official police reports as well as news photos from riots later in the week.
For more information, see Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution by David Carter.