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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 278

1524-04-17 - Giovanni Verrazano, a Florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay
1609-07-29 - Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years
1653-02-02 - New Amsterdam becomes a city (later renamed New York)
1665-06-12 - New Amsterdam legally becomes an English colony and renamed New York after English Duke of York
1673-01-22 - Postal service between New York & Boston inaugurated
1683-11-01 - The English crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
French Explorer Samuel de ChamplainFrench Explorer Samuel de Champlain 1728-12-17 - Congregation Shearith Israel of New York purchases a lot on Mill Street in lower Manhattan to build the city's first synagogue
1755-09-08 - Battle of Lake George in the Province of New York: British army beats French
1755-09-18 - Fort Ticonderoga, New York opens
1774-07-04 - Orangetown Resolutions adopted in the Province of New York, one of many protests against the British Parliament's Coercive Acts
1777-04-20 - New York adopts new constitution as an independent state
1783-03-15 - In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'etat never takes place.
1786-09-24 - American American slave Jupiter Hammon makes his "Address to the Negroes of the State of New York" speech advocating emancipation at meeting of African Society in NY
First US President George WashingtonFirst US President George Washington 1787-10-27 - Federalist letters start appearing in New York newspapers
1790-10-28 - New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000
1792-05-17 - 24 merchants form New York Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street
1792-10-12 - First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York
1799-03-29 - New York passes a law aimed at gradually abolishing slavery in the state.
1801-11-16 - First edition of New York Evening Post
1808-04-08 - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore was promoted to an archdiocese, with the founding of the dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville) by Pope Pius VII.
1813-07-05 - War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin.
1817-03-08 - The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
1827-11-17 - The Delta Phi fraternity, America's oldest continuous social fraternity, was founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York.
Explorer of the New World Christopher ColumbusExplorer of the New World Christopher Columbus 1830-03-16 - New York Stock Exchange slowest day ever (31 shares traded)
1830-03-26 - The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York.
1833-09-03 - New York Sun begins publishing (1st daily newspaper)
1835-05-06 - James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald (price 1 cent).
1835-08-25 - New York Sun publishes Moon hoax story about John Herschel
1837-02-13 - Riot in New York due to a combination of poverty and increase in the cost of flour
1839-09-06 - Great fire in New York
1841-04-10 - New York Tribune begins publishing under editor Horace Greeley
1842-05-22 - Farmers Lester Howe and Henry Wetsel discover Howe Caverns in New York state when they stumble upon a large gaping hole in the ground.
1842-12-07 - New York Philharmonic's 1st concert
1847-06-27 - New York & Boston linked by telegraph wires
Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon BennettFounder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett 1851-09-18 - New York Times starts publishing (2 cents a copy)
1853-01-03 - Solomon Northup is freed after 7 illegal years in slavery with aid of Washington Hunt, Governor of New York
1853-07-14 - 1st US World's fair opens at New York's Crystal Palace
1855-07-04 - In Brooklyn, New York, the first edition of Walt Whitman's book of poems, titled Leaves of Grass, is published.
1856-02-20 - The steam packet-ship John Rutledge, en route from Liverpool to New York, struck an iceberg and sank with the loss of 120 passengers and 19 crew; only one survivor (Thomas Nye of New Bedford)
1857-12-08 - 1st production of Dion Boucicault's "Poor of New York"
1860-02-27 - Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.
1861-01-05 - 250 Federal troops are sent from New York to Ft Sumter
1864-04-29 - The Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
US President Abraham LincolnUS President Abraham Lincoln 1864-04-30 - New York becomes 1st state to charge a hunting license fee
1868-03-27 - The Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company is organized in Oswego, New York.
1868-09-08 - New York Athletic Club forms
1869-05-15 - National Woman Suffrage Association forms in New York, founded by Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
1870-01-03 - Construction begins on Brooklyn Bridge in New York; completed May 24, 1883
1871-10-13 - The Delphic Fraternity is founded as the Delphic Society at the State Normal School in Geneseo, New York.
1872-02-20 - New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art opens
1873-03-01 - E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter.
1876-02-02 - Baseball's National League forms with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, St Louis
4th US President James Madison4th US President James Madison 1879-05-31 - Madison Square Garden opens in New York, named after 4th President James Madison
1881-01-22 - Ancient Egyptian obelisk "Cleopatra's Needle" erected in Central Park, New York
1884-05-13 - Institute for Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) forms in New York
1888-09-07 - Edith Eleanor McLean is 1st baby to be placed in an incubator at State Emigrant Hospital on Ward’s Island, New York
1890-04-11 - Ellis Island, New York, designated as an immigration station
1890-08-06 - At Auburn Prison, New York murderer William Kemmler becomes first person to be executed by electric chair.
1890-10-13 - The Delta Chi fraternity is founded by 11 law students at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
1894-03-08 - The state of New York enacts the nation's first dog-licensing law.
1896-03-23 - The Raines Law is passed by the New York State Legislature, restricting Sunday sale of alcohol to hotels.
1899-01-03 - The first known use of the word automobile, was seen in an editorial in The New York Times.
1899-12-10 - The Delta Sigma Phi fraternity is founded at the City College of New York.
1900-10-26 - After 4 years of work, first section of New York subway opens
1901-04-25 - New York becomes 1st state requiring automobile license plates ($1 fee)
25th US President William McKinley25th US President William McKinley 1901-09-06 - US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York
1904-07-06 - The US Democratic Party nominates little known New York judge Alton B Parker for presidential nominee - virtually assuring the election of Theodore Roosevelt
1904-08-09 - Libanus McLouth Todd of Rochester, New York patents his check-writing machine, the Protectograph designed to protect against check forgers
1904-10-24 - First New York subway opens
1904-12-31 - The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square, then known as Longacre Square, in New York, New York.
1905-04-17 - The Supreme Court of the United States decides Lochner v. New York which held that the "right to free contract" was implicit in the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
1905-08-05 - First meeting of the Russian and Japanese peace commissioners takes place in US President Roosevelt's home at Oyster Bay, New York
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt26th US President Theodore Roosevelt 1906-01-08 - A landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people.
1907-06-15 - Researcher George Soper publishes the results of his investigation into recent typhoid outbreaks in the New York area and announces that Mary Mallon [Typhoid Mary] is the likely source of the outbreak
1907-11-07 - Delta Sigma Pi is founded at New York University.
1909-11-26 - Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.
1910-02-19 - Typhoid Mary [Mary Mallon] is freed from her first periods of forced isolation and goes on to cause several further outbreaks of typhoid in the New York area
1912-09-25 - Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York, New York.
1914-02-26 - New York Museum of Science & Industry incorporated
Cook Typhoid MaryCook Typhoid Mary 1914-11-28 - World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.
1915-03-27 - Typhoid Mary [Mary Mallon] is arrested and returned to quarantine on North Brother Island, New York after spending five years evading health authorities and causing several further outbreaks of typhoid
1915-08-19 - British liner "SS Arabic" sunk by German submarine without warning leaving Liverpool for New York; killing 44. Creates diplomatic incident
1917-03-17 - Delta Phi Epsilon is founded at New York University Law School.
1917-10-27 - 20,000 women march in a suffrage parade in New York, US
1917-11-06 - New York State adopts a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote in state elections
1920-11-27 - "The Mask of Zorro" directed by Fred Niblo and starring Douglas Fairbanks is shown in New York - 1st American superhero film
1924-07-01 - Dircet regular transcontinental airmail service between New York and San Francisco forms
1925-02-21 - 1st issue of "New Yorker" magazine published
Golfer Walter HagenGolfer Walter Hagen 1926-09-25 - 9th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Salisbury Golf Club in Westbury, New York
1928-01-13 - RCA and GE install three test television sets in homes in Schenectady, New York allowing American inventor E.F.W. Alexanderson to demonstrate the first home television receiver which delivered a poor and unsteady 1.5 square inch picture
1928-06-29 - The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York both opened.
1930-04-25 - "All Quiet on the Western Front", based on the novel by Erich Maria Remarque, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Louis Wolheim and Lew Ayres premieres in New York (Outstanding Production 1930)
1931-01-26 - "Cimarron" directed by Wesley Ruggles and starring Richard Dix and Irene Dunne premieres in New York. 1st western to win Best Outstanding Production/Picture (1931)
1931-10-01 - The second (and current) Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is opened in New York.
1932-03-29 - Jack Benny debuts on radio, on Ed Sullivan's New York interview program
1932-04-12 - "Grand Hotel" directed by Edmund Goulding and starring Greta Gabo and John Barrymore premieres in New York, includes the line "I want to be alone" (Best Picture/Production 1932)
1933-01-05 - "Cavalcade" based on the play by Noel Coward, directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Diana Wynyard and Clive Brook premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1934)
1934-07-10 - 2nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-7 at Polo Grounds, New York
Actor Clark GableActor Clark Gable 1935-11-08 - "Mutiny on the Bounty" directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1936)
1936-04-01 - Charles "Lucky" Luciano" is arrested in Arkansas on a criminal warrant from New York

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 497

1661-11-28 - Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, British Governor of New York and New Jersey (d. 1723)
1686-07-09 - Philip Livingston, Albany, New York, American businessman and politician (d. 1749)
1745-12-12 - John Jay, New York, NY, American statesman, 1st US Chief Justice
1754-10-16 - Morgan Lewis, Governor of New York (1804-07) (d. 1844)
1758-12-23 - Nathan Wilson U.S. Representative from New York
1782-12-05 - Martin Van Buren, Kinderhook New York, (D) 8th US president (1837-41)
1787-11-18 - Sojourner Truth [Isabella Baumfree], Swartekill, New York, US abolitionist/feminist
Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon BennettFounder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett (1795-09-01) 1795-09-01 - James Gordon Bennett, Sr., Keith Scotland, American newspaper publisher (New York Herald)
1800-09-11 - Daniel S. Dickinson, New York senator (d. 1866)
1801-11-09 - Gail Borden, Norwich New York, American Manufacturer and Inventor of condensed milk
1806-10-14 - Preston King, U.S. Senator from New York (d. 1865)
1808-07-10 - Solomon Northup, American abolitionist and author (12 Years a Slave), born Minerva, New York (or 10 Jul 1807) (d. 1863)
1811-10-27 - Isaac Merrit Singer, Pittstown New York, inventor (1st practical home sewing machine)
1819-05-31 - Walt Whitman, West Hills New York, American poet (Leaves of Grass)
1819-08-01 - Herman Melville, New York, author (Moby Dick, Billy Budd), (d. 1891)
1819-08-09 - Jonathan Homer Lane, Geneseo, New York, USA, American astrophysicist who mathmatically analyzed the Sun as a gaseous body.
Oil Industrialist John D. RockefellerOil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller (1839-07-08) 1839-07-08 - John D. Rockefeller, Richford New York, US capitalist/founder (Standard Oil), (d. 1937)
1841-02-01 - William H H Davenport, stage medium, born in Buffalo, New York
1843-08-29 - David B. Hill, Governor of New York (d. 1910)
1843-09-25 - Melville Reuben Bissell, Hartwick New York, American inventor (carpet sweeper)
1843-10-22 - Stephen Babcock, Oneida County New York, American Agricultural Chemist (Babcock test and father of scientific dairying)
1846-10-06 - George Westinghouse, Central Bridge, New York, entrepreneur and engineer (alternated US currency), (d. 1914)
1849-07-22 - Emma Lazarus, New York NY, poet ("New Colossus" - on the base of Statue of Liberty)
1853-12-09 - Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, pitcher (60-12 in 1884), born in Rochester, New York
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George EastmanFounder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman (1854-07-12) 1854-07-12 - George Eastman, Waterville New York, inventor (Kodak camera)
1856-12-22 - Frank Kellogg, US Secretary of State (1925-29), tried to outlaw war (Nobel 1929), born in Potsdam, New York (d. 1937)
1862-01-24 - Edith Wharton [-Jones], New York NY, Pulitzer prize-winning novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth), (d. 1937)
1867-01-21 - James Marcus, New York, American actor (The Eagle, The Lonely Trail)
1868-05-19 - John Fillmore Hayford, Rouses Point New York, American Geodesist who established the theory of isostasy and founded the modern science of geodesy (precise measurements of the shape of the earth)
1868-08-22 - Willis Rodney Whitney, Jamestown New York, American Chemist, founder of the General Electric research laboratory, and pioneer of industrial scientific research
1874-11-09 - Albert Francis Blakeslee, Geneseo New York, American Botanist
1876-05-19 - William King Gregory, Greenwich Village New York, American palaeontologist (mammalian teeth, evolutionary theory)
Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith WhartonPulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton (1862-01-24) 1876-09-15 - Frank E Gannett, newspaper publisher (Gannett), born in Rochester, New York
1878-01-16 - Harry Carey [Henry DeWitt Carey II], American actor (Aces Wild, Border Cafe, Air Force), born in The Bronx, New York
1879-06-30 - Walter Hampden, American actor (Five Fingers, Hunchback of Notre Dame), born in Brooklyn, New York
1881-11-08 - Frank Speck, American Anthropologist (Algonquin Tribes and Eastern Woodland Native Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York
1884-10-11 - Eleanor Roosevelt, [Anna], New York, 1st lady (1933-1945)/crusader (Nobel 1931), (d. 1962)
1886-03-18 - Edward Everett Horton, American actor/narrator (Bulwinkle Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
1887-05-02 - Eddie Collins, Hall of Fame baseball infielder (White Sox, A's) and manager, born in Millerton, New York (d. 1951)
1891-01-17 - Marjorie Gateson, American actress (One Man's Family), born in Brooklyn, New York
Baseball Legend Eddie CollinsBaseball Legend Eddie Collins (1887-05-02) 1891-10-13 - Irene Rich, [Luther], actress (Beau Brummell, Champ), born in Buffalo, New York
1891-12-26 - Henry Miller, American author (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Sexus), born in Manhattan, New York, (d. 1980)
1892-02-09 - Peggy Wood, American actress (One Life to Live, Mama), born in Brooklyn, New York
1892-03-13 - Janet Flanner, journalist (New Yorker)
1892-12-21 - Walter Hagen, PGA golfer (US Open 1914, 19), born in Rochester, New York
1893-08-17 - Mae West, New York, film and stage actress and singer (She Done him Wrong), (d. 1980)
1893-12-25 - Fred Hillebrand, American actor (Martin Kane), born in Brooklyn, New York
1894-06-16 - Norman Kerry, actor (Phantom of the Opera), born in Rochester, New York
Actress Mae WestActress Mae West (1893-08-17) 1894-06-26 - Bill Wirges, orchestra leader (Growing Paynes), born in Buffalo, New York
1894-10-04 - Cliff Hall, American actor (Crime Photographer), born in Brooklyn, New York
1896-12-30 - Tom Keene, actor (Our Daily Bread), born in Rochester, New York
1897-03-18 - Betty Compson, actress (Big City, Docks Of New York)
1897-06-19 - Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], American actor and comedian (The 3 Stooges), born in Brooklyn, New York
1897-11-08 - Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)
1898-06-25 - Kay (Katherine Linn) Sage, Albany New York, American painter and poet
1898-12-30 - Vincent Lopez, American orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), born in Brooklyn, New York
Gangster Al CaponeGangster Al Capone (1899-01-17) 1899-01-17 - Al Capone, American gangster (Chicago bootlegging), born in Brooklyn, New York
1900-06-11 - Lawrence E Spivak, American news panelist (Meet the Press), born in Brooklyn, New York
1900-10-17 - Jean Arthur, New York, American actress (Shane, Mr Smith Goes to Washington) (d. 1991)
1900-11-14 - Aaron Copland, American composer (Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring) (d. 1990), born in Brooklyn, New York
1901-02-02 - Connie Gilchrist, American actress (Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives), born in Brooklyn, New York
1901-06-30 - Willie Sutton, American bank robber, born in Brooklyn, New York
1901-09-05 - Florence Elridge, American actress (Long Days Journey into the Night), born in Brooklyn, New York
1901-09-28 - Ed Sullivan, New York NY, TV variety show host/gossip columnist (Ed Sullivan Show)
Bank Robber Willie SuttonBank Robber Willie Sutton (1901-06-30) 1902-02-14 - Thelma Ritter, American actress (Miracle on 34th Street), born in Brooklyn, New York
1903-05-06 - Toots Shor, New York restaurateur (d. 1977)
1903-09-29 - Ted Decorsia, American actor (Police Chief Hegedorn-Steve Canyon), born in Brooklyn, New York
1903-10-22 - Curly Howard (Jerome Lester Horwitz), vaudevillian actor and comedian (The Three Stooges), born in Brooklyn New York (d. 1952)
1904-05-15 - Clifton Fadiman, American TV host (Information Please, Quiz Kids), born in Brooklyn, New York
1904-05-20 - Russell Hardie, actor (Sequoia, In Old Kentucky), born in Buffalo, New York
1904-09-25 - Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, New Rochelle, New York, American oceanographer
1905-01-29 - Barnett Newmann, New York, US painter, (postpainterly abstraction)
1905-07-17 - William Gargan, American actor (Dynamite, Ellery Queen), born in Brooklyn, New York
Silent Screen Actress Clara BowSilent Screen Actress Clara Bow (1905-07-29) 1905-07-29 - Clara Bow, silent screen actress (It, Saturday Night Kid), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1965)
1906-04-16 - Marion Lloyd Vince, American fencer (National champ 1928, 31), born in Brooklyn, New York
1906-07-01 - Estée Lauder, New York, NY, CEO (Estée Lauder cosmetics) (d. 2004)
1906-07-04 - Vincent Joseph Schaefer, Schenectady New York, American Chemist and Meteorologist (cloud seeding)
1907-02-17 - Alec Wilder, composer (1973 ASCAP award), born in Rochester, New York
1907-03-17 - Sonny Werblin, former owner of the New York Jets (d. 1991)
1907-04-23 - Lee (Elizabeth) Miller, Poughkeepsie New York, American photographer
1907-07-01 - Bill Stern, sportscaster (Saturday Night Fights), born in Rochester, New York
Cosmetics Company Founder Estée LauderCosmetics Company Founder Estée Lauder (1906-07-01) 1907-12-25 - Cab[ell] Calloway, bandleader (Minnie the Moocha, Jazzball), born in Rochester, New York
1908-03-26 - Hank Sylvern, American orchestra leader (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in Brooklyn, New York
1908-07-23 - Karl Swenson, American actor (Lars Hanson-Little House on the Prairie), born in Brooklyn New York (d. 1978)
1908-09-10 - Raymond Harry Warnow Scott, American composer ('The Toy Trumpet'), born in Brooklyn, New York
1909-10-07 - Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (d. 1983)
1910-02-01 - Michael Kanin, director/writer/actor (Woman of the Year), born in Rochester, New York
1910-10-23 - Hayden Rorke, American actor (Dr Bellows-I Dream of Jeannie), born in Brooklyn, New York
1910-12-18 - Abe Burrows, American Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY), born in Brooklyn, New York
1911-01-06 - Joey Adams, American comedian/actor/columnist (ABC's Back That Fact), born in Brooklyn, New York
1911-05-20 - Gardner Fox, American sci-fi author (Atom, Hawkman, Zatanna), born in Brooklyn, New York
1911-07-04 - Mitch Miller, sing along with Mitch (Yellow Rose of Tx), born in Rochester, New York
1912-01-07 - Charles Addams, cartoonist (New Yorker, Addams Family)
1912-05-11 - Phil Silvers, American comedian (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
1912-06-19 - Jerry Jerome, American saxophonist (Words & Music), born in Brooklyn, New York
Economist Milton FriedmanEconomist Milton Friedman (1912-07-31) 1912-07-31 - Milton Friedman, economist (Nobel 1976), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
1912-11-24 - Garson Kanin, playwright/producer (Double Life), born in Rochester, New York
1913-01-18 - Danny Kaye, American UNICEF/comedian/actor (Danny Kaye Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
1913-02-06 - John Lund, actor (Wackiest Ship in the Army), born in Rochester, New York
1913-03-29 - Phil Foster, American comedian (Frank De Fazio-Laverne & Shirley), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 96 of 96

1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton (1780-12-14) 1780-12-14 - US founding father Alexander Hamilton (25) weds Elizabeth Schuyler (23) at Schuyler Mansion in Albany, New York
1807-02-21 - US President Martin Van Buren (24) weds highschool sweetheart Hannah Hoes (23) in Catskill, New York
1811-01-01 - Writer James Fenimore Cooper (21) weds Susan Augusta de Lancey in Mamaroneck, New York
1824-10-08 - Salt Lake City founder Brigham Young (23) weds first wife Miriam Angeline Works (18) in Port Byron, New York
1827-01-17 - Religious leader Joseph Smith Jr (21) weds church group movement leader Emma Smith (22) in South Bainbridge, New York
1838-09-14 - Newly escaped slave Frederick Douglass marries free woman Anne Murray in New York
1848-08-10 - Inventor Samuel Morse (57) weds Sarah Elizabeth Griswold in Utica, New York
1858-02-10 - US president Millard Fillmore (58) weds Caroline Carmichael (43) in Albany, New York
Founder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel GompersFounder of the American Federation of Labor Samuel Gompers (1867-01-28) 1867-01-28 - Labor union leader Samuel Gompers (17) weds co-worker Sophia Julian (16) in Brooklyn, New York
1867-08-08 - Engineer George Westinghouse (20) weds Marguerite Erskine Walker in Brooklyn, New York
1887-11-09 - Painter Grandma Moses (27) weds Thomas Salmon Moses in New York
1898-03-06 - Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar (25) weds political activist Alice Dunbar (22) in New York
1905-03-17 - Eleanor Roosevelt (20) marries Franklin D. Roosevelt (23) later 32nd US President in New York, & given away by her uncle, 26th President Theodore Roosevelt
1920-04-03 - Novelist and short story writer Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (23) weds novelist Zelda Sayre (19) at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral
1920-04-03 - Author F. Scott Fitzgerald (23) weds novelist Zelda Fitzgerald (19) at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York
1923-04-30 - Golfer champion Walter Hagen (30) weds Edna Straus at the Hotel Biltmore in New York
Baseball Player Lou GehrigBaseball Player Lou Gehrig (1933-09-29) 1933-09-29 - NY Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig (30) weds Eleanor Twitchell in New Rochelle, New York
1937-09-17 - Economist John Kenneth Galbraith (29) weds author Catherine Atwater (24) at the Reformed Church of North Hempstead in New York
1940-08-31 - Football player and coach Vince Lombardi (27) weds Marie Planitz at Our Lady of Refuge Church in Bronx, New York
1942-07-26 - Science fiction author Isaac Asimov (22) weds Gertrude Blugerman in Brooklyn, New York
1945-01-06 - US First Lady Barbara Bush (19) weds 41st president George H. W. Bush (20) at the First Presbyterian Church in Rye, New York
1946-07-24 - Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Howard Hanson (49) weds Margaret Elizabeth Nelson at the Chautauqua Institution in New York
1948-03-28 - Musician Nat King Cole (29) weds jazz singer Maria Hawkins (25) at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York
Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du BoisCivil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois (1951-02-27) 1951-02-27 - Activist W.E.B. Du Bois (83) weds award-winning author Shirley Graham (54) in Queens, New York
1953-06-15 - Sci-Fi author Arthur C. Clarke (35) weds Marilyn Torgenson in New York
1953-07-02 - Author Roald Dahl (36) weds stage actress Patricia Neal (27) at Trinity Church in New York
1953-12-27 - Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (22) weds Joan Heise at St. Frances de Chantal Parish in Wantagh, New York
1956-06-29 - Actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (30) weds for 3rd time playwright Arthur Miller (40) at White Plains Court House in White Plains, New York
1965-05-15 - Director Martin Scorsese (22) weds Laraine Brennan in New York
1977-11-26 - Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (53) weds businessman Arthur Hardwick Jr at the Sheraton Inn in Cheektowaga, New York
1980-11-11 - Novelist Norman Mailer (57) weds Norris Church (31) in Brooklyn, New York
Actress Jamie Lee CurtisActress Jamie Lee Curtis (1984-12-18) 1984-12-18 - Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (26) weds actor Christopher Guest (37) in New York
1990-02-05 - Actor Rowan Atkinson (35) weds Sunetra Sastry in New York
1993-03-20 - Talk show host Morton Downey Jr (59) weds producer Lori Krebs (29) in Bellmore, New York
1994-05-14 - Software salesman Todd Beamer (25) weds Lisa Brosious in Peekskill, New York
1994-07-03 - Actress Natasha Richardson (31) weds actor Liam Neeson (42) at a private ceremony in New York
1994-08-27 - TV executive Anthony Radziwill (35) weds Emmy Award-winning journalist Carole Di Falco (31) in East Hampton, New York
1996-04-27 - Soap opera actor Lorenzo Lamas (38) weds Playboy model and actress Shauna Sand (24) in Rockland County, New York
1996-05-11 - Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (39) weds retail store designer Bill Keenan (43) at Manhattan City Hall in New York
Actress Natasha RichardsonActress Natasha Richardson (1994-07-03) 1996-07-20 - Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters (48) weds investment adviser Michael Wittenberg (34) in Millbrook, New York
1996-12-21 - Famous singer Lionel Richie (47) weds clothing designer Diane Alexander (30) at Metropolitan Club in New York
1997-05-19 - Film and stage actor Matthew Broderick (50) weds Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker (47) in New York
1997-10-04 - MTV news anchor Tabitha Soren (30) weds "Liars Poker" author Michael Lewis (37) in Garrison, New York
1997-12-06 - ABC's World News Tonight news anchor Peter Jennings (59) weds Kayce Freed in Bridgehampton, New York
1998-05-03 - "Jekyll & Hyde" lead singer Linda Eder (37) weds composer Frank Wildhorn (38) at their new 8-acre estate in North Salem, New York
1998-05-31 - Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch (33) weds daughter of prominent Tibetan activists Dechen Wangdu in New York
Rocker Adam YauchRocker Adam Yauch (1998-05-31) 1998-10-03 - Dutch-born model Annette Roque (33) weds The Today show cohost Matt Lauer (41) at Presbyterian Church in Bridgehampton, New York
1999-06-13 - CNBC anchor-reporter Maria Bartiromo (31) weds son of multimillionaire financier Saul Steinberg, Jonathan Steinberg (34) in Long Island, New York
1999-06-25 - Business magnate Rupert Murdoch (68) weds businesswoman Wendi Deng (30) at the yacht Morning Glory in New York harbor
1999-07-10 - "It Could Happen To You" actress Rosie Perez (34) weds playwright and screenwriter Seth Zvi Rosenfeld (37) in Brooklyn, New York
1999-07-22 - Director Martin Scorsese (56) weds Helen Morris in New York
1999-09-26 - Actress-singer and former beauty queen Vanessa L Williams (36) weds Los Angeles Lakers' basketball player Rick Fox (30) at Church of the Holy Trinity in New York
2000-06-15 - "Murphy Brown" actress Candice Bergen (54) weds New York real estate magnate Marshall Rose (63) at a Manhattan synagogue
Film Director Martin ScorseseFilm Director Martin Scorsese (1999-07-22) 2001-06-09 - "Law & Order" actress and model Angie Harmon (28) weds New York Giant NFL player Jason Sehorn (30) at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas
2003-05-10 - "Ocean's Eleven" director and producer Steven Soderbergh (40) weds former fashion model Jules Asner (35) in Manhattan, New York
2003-06-07 - "Sidewalks of New York" actor-director Edward Burns (34) weds Calvin Klein model Christy Turlington (32) at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in San Francisco, California
2003-06-28 - Colombian American actor John Leguizamo (42) weds estate planner Justine Maurer (35) on a Catholic-Jewish ceremony in New York
2003-07-11 - "The Sopranos" actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler (22) weds her manager A.J. Discala at Brooklyn Botanical Garden in New York
2003-08-23 - "The Hours" actress Julianne Moore (42) weds "The Myth of Fingerprints" director Bart Freundlich (33) in New York
Actress Julianne MooreActress Julianne Moore (2003-08-23) 2004-09-09 - 'N Sync singer Joey Fatone (27) weds Kelly Baldwin (27) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York
2004-10-02 - "Piano Man" singer-songwriter Billy Joel (55) weds television food critic and chef Katie Lee (23) at 15-acre waterfront estate in Centre Island, New York
2004-10-28 - Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz (61) weds professor Anya Schiffrin (41) at the Municipal Building in New York
2005-01-29 - "New York Mets" catcher Mike Piazza (36) weds former "Baywatch" actress Alicia Rickter (32) at St. Jude Catholic Church in Miami, Florida
2005-08-27 - Actor Robert Downey Jr (40) weds producer Susan Levin (31) at the Windy Dune Estat in Amagansett, New York
2005-09-17 - Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (47) weds Bill Powers in Montauk, New York
2006-02-10 - "Creed" former lead singer Scott Stapp (32) weds Miss New York USA 2004 winner Jaclyn Nesheiwat (25) in Miami
Actor Robert Downey JrActor Robert Downey Jr (2005-08-27) 2006-03-17 - Publicist Lizzie Grubman (35) weds Chris Stern in New York
2006-11-04 - Radio and television journalist Alison Stewart (40) weds MSNBC vice-president of prime-time programming Bill Wolff (40) at the stylish New York restaurant Cipriani 23rd Street
2007-02-14 - Former Felicity actress Keri Russell (30) weds longtime boyfriend Shane Deary (30) in New York, New York
2007-11-09 - "Grey's Anatomy" actress Ellen Pompeo (38) weds music producer Chris Ivery (38) in New York, New York
2008-03-23 - France's former first lady Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz (50) weds Moroccan-born public relations executive Richard Attias (48) in Manhattan, New York
2008-04-04 - Singer-songwriter and actress Beyonce Knowles (30) weds rapper Jay-Z (43) at a 13,500-square foot penthouse apartment in New York
2008-04-19 - New York Giants NFL quarterback Eli Manning (27) weds Abby McGrew (24) at the One & Only Palmilla Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Radio shock jock Howard SternRadio shock jock Howard Stern (2008-10-03) 2008-10-03 - Radio personality Howard Stern (54) weds actress Beth Ostrosky (36) in Manhattan, New York
2009-05-04 - Two-time Tony winner singer-actress Bebe Neuwirth (50) weds Napa Valley's Destino vineyard founder Chris Calkins at the Players Club in New York
2009-10-25 - Socialite Ivanka Trump (27) weds New York Observer owner Jared Kushner (28) at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey
2009-12-19 - Actor-singer Kevin Jonas (22) weds Danielle Deleasa (23) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York
2010-07-31 - Daughter of former US President Bill Clinton Chelsea Clinton (30) weds investment banker Marc Mezvinsky (32) at Astor Courts in Rhinebeck, New York
2010-12-11 - Actress Joanna Garcia (32) weds New York Yankees` Nick Swisher (31) at Breakers Hotel & Resort in Palm Beach, Florida
2011-02-25 - Actor and comedian Kelsey Grammer (57) weds Kayte Walsh (29) at the Longacre Theater in Manhattan, New York
2011-04-17 - Actress and model Torrey Devitto (26) weds actor Paul Wesley (28) in New York
Actress Rachel WeiszActress Rachel Weisz (2011-06-22) 2011-06-22 - British actor best known as British secret agent "James Bond" Daniel Craig (43) weds film and theatre actress Rachel Weisz (41) at a private ceremony in New York
2011-06-27 - Actress America Ferrera (28) weds actor and director Ryan Piers Williams (31) in New York
2011-08-16 - Fashion designer Michael Kors (51) weds Lance LePere in Southampton, New York
2011-10-09 - Musician Paul McCartney (69) weds New Yorker Nancy Shevell (51) in a civil ceremony at Old Marylebone Town Hall, London
2012-01-07 - Lady Antebellum singer-songwriter Hillary Scott (26) weds drummer Chris Tyrrell (25) at the Appel Inn near Albany, New York
2012-06-09 - Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (50) weds Michelle Rounds in New York
2012-07-04 - "Grey's Anatomy" actress Sara Ramirez (36) weds TIMEC's business analyst Ryan Debolt in a private beachside ceremony in New York
Comedienne Rosie O'DonnellComedienne Rosie O'Donnell (2012-06-09) 2012-10-06 - Former "Private Practice" actress Audra McDonald (42) weds Broadway star Will Swenson (38) in Croton-on-Hudson, New York
2013-06-28 - Writer Josh Kilmer-Purcell (43) weds physician Brent Ridge in Sharon Springs, New York
2013-09-21 - US billionaire investor and active supporter of liberal political causes George Soros (83) weds health care and education consultant Tamiko Bolton (42) at his estate in Bedford, New York
2013-10-26 - Actress Christina Ricci (33) weds dolly grip James Heerdegen in Manhattan, New York
2014-06-21 - TV journalist Katie Couric (57) weds financier John Molner in East Hampton, New York
2014-06-28 - Socialite and actress Olivia Palermo (28) weds model Johannes Huebl in Bedford, New York
2014-07-05 - Writer and comedian John Mulaney (32) weds make-up artist Annamarie Tendler at the Onteora Mountain House in Boiceville, New York
2015-07-04 - Actress and singer Vanessa Williams (52) weds Jim Skrip in Buffalo, New York

Famous Divorces

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2008-07-07 - Cynthia Rodriguez (35) divorces New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (32) due to long period of infidelity and emotional abandonment after 6 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

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1744-08-13 - John Cruger, Dutch-born Mayor of New York (b. 1678)
1774-07-11 - Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, Irish-born New York pioneer
Father of American Music Stephen FosterFather of American Music Stephen Foster (1864-01-13) 1864-01-13 - Stephen Foster, American composer (My Old Kentucky Home), dies at 37 in New York
1872-06-01 - James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (New York Herald), dies at 76
1887-11-19 - Emma Lazarus, US poet ("Give us your tired & poor"), dies in New York at 38
1910-10-20 - David B. Hill, Governor of New York (b. 1843)
1944-03-04 - Louis Capone, New York organized crime figure (b. 1896) (executed)
1958-03-28 - William Christopher Handy, US conductor/composer (St Louis Blues), dies at 84 in New York
1959-07-17 - Billie Holiday, jazz singer, dies at Metropolitan Hospital in New York of cirrhosis of the liver at 44
1967-12-03 - Harry Wismer, American original owner of the New York Jets (b. 1913)
Jazz Musician Billie HolidayJazz Musician Billie Holiday (1959-07-17) 1970-08-01 - Frances Farmer, American actress ("The Toast of New York", "Come & Get It"), dies at 56
1972-11-06 - Billy Murcia, rocker (New York Dolls), chokes to death at 21
1972-12-23 - Abraham Joshua Heschel, Polish-born Jewish American rabbi and theologian dies in New York aged 65
1975-10-04 - Joan Whitney Payson, owner of New York Mets, dies at 72
1982-09-02 - Tom Baker, US actor, dies of a drug overdose in New York at 42
1983-05-28 - Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (b. 1909)
1984-11-14 - George Matthews, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Chick-Glynis), dies at 73
1985-10-01 - E. B. White, US author (New Yorker, Charlotte's Web), dies at 86
1991-03-09 - Jim Hardin, former Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves pitcher (b. 1943)
Writer E. B. WhiteWriter E. B. White (1985-10-01) 1992-12-08 - William Shawn, US editor-in-chief (New Yorker, 1952-87), dies at 85
1993-09-28 - Peter De Vries, cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at 83
1994-10-09 - Fred Lebow, US founder of New York Marathon, dies of cancer
1995-01-12 - George Price, cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at 93
1999-01-06 - French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York following a brief respiratory illness at age 36
2000-05-03 - John Joseph Cardinal O'Connor, Catholic Archbishop of New York (b. 1920)
2010-07-13 - George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the New York Yankees, dies from heart attack at 80
2011-12-15 - Andy Carey, third baseman for 1950s New York Yankees, dies at 80
2012-02-16 - Anthony Shadid, New York Times foreign correspondent and two time Pulitzer winner, dies from asthma at 43
New York Yankees Owner George SteinbrennerNew York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner (2010-07-13) 2015-01-01 - Mario Cuomo, American Democratic Party politician and the 52nd Governor of New York (1983-95), dies of a heart condition at 82
2015-02-12 - David Carr, American journalist (New York Times), dies of cancer at 58

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