New York City in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 840

  • 1863-07-13 Anti-draft mobs lynch blacks in NYC; about 1,000 die
  • 1863-10-01 5 Russian warships welcomed in NYC
  • 1864-11-25 Confederate plot to burn New York city fails
  • 1865-01-04 The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City.
  • 1866-02-26 New York Legislature forms NYC Metropolitan Board of Health
  • 1867-07-02 1st US elevated railroad begins service, NYC
  • 1868-03-21 1st US professional women's club, Sorosis, forms in NYC
  • 1868-11-11 1st American amateur track & field meet (NYC)
  • 1869-04-08 American Museum of Natural History opens (NYC)
  • 1870-02-10 YWCA (Young Women's Christian Association) forms (NYC)
  • 1870-04-13 Metropolitan Museum of Art forms in NYC
  • 1871-06-16 Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of Mystic Shrine founded, NYC
  • 1871-11-21 Moses F Gale patents a cigar lighter (NYC)
  • 1871-11-24 National Rifle Association organized (NYC)
  • 1871-12-19 Albert L Jones (NYC), patents corrugated paper
  • 1872-05-10 Victoria Woodhull becomes 1st woman nominated for US presidency by Equal Rights Party at Apollo Hall, NYC
  • 1872-09-26 The first Shriners Temple (called Mecca) was established in New York City.
  • 1872-12-26 4th largest snowfall in NYC history (18")
  • 1873-10-20 P T Barnum Hippodrome featuring "Greatest Show on Earth" opens (NYC)
  • 1873-10-30 P T Barnum's circus, "Greatest Show on Earth", debuts (New York City)

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1873-11-19 William Magear Tweed "Boss Tweed", of Tammany Hall (NYC) convicted of defrauding city of $6M, sentenced to 12 years' imprisonment

Politician Boss Tweed
Politician
Boss Tweed
  • 1873-12-30 American Metrological Society forms (NYC) weights, measures & money
  • 1874-01-01 New York City annexes the Bronx
  • 1874-01-13 Battle between jobless & police in NYC, 100s injuried
  • 1874-03-22 Young Men's Hebrew Association organizes in NYC
  • 1875-04-25 Latest date for measurable snow in NYC (3")
  • 1875-07-19 Emma Abbott, a floating hospital for sick kids, makes trial trip, NYC
  • 1875-11-13 National Bowling Association organized in NYC
  • 1875-12-04 William Magear Tweed "Boss Tweed" (Tammany Hall, NYC) escapes from jail
  • 1876-06-04 An express train called the Transcontinental Express arrives in San Francisco, California, via the First Transcontinental Railroad only 83 hours and 39 minutes after having left New York City.
  • 1877-02-07 1st Guernsey Cattle Club organizes (NYC)
  • 1877-09-20 Chase National Bank opens in NYC (later merges into Chase Manhattan)
  • 1879-01-16 January record 13" of snow falls in NYC (broken Jan 7, 1996)
  • 1879-02-12 1st artificial ice rink in North America (Madison Sq Garden, NYC)
  • 1879-05-30 Gilmore Garden (NYC) renamed Madison Square Garden
  • 1880-02-16 American Society of Mechanical Engineers forms (NYC)
  • 1882-02-21 NYC's 24 hour race begins, winner with most mileage in 24 hours
  • 1882-02-22 With 120 miles James Saunders wins NYC's 24 hour race & $100 prize
  • 1882-03-25 1st demonstration of pancake making (Dept store in NYC)
  • 1882-06-06 Electric iron patented by Henry W Seely, NYC
  • 1882-09-05 10,000 workers march in 1st Labor Day parade in NYC
  • 1883-10-22 Original Metropolitan Opera House (NYC) grand opening (Faust)
  • 1884-08-05 Cornerstone for Statue of Liberty laid on Bedloe's Island (NYC)
  • 1884-10-22 Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds NYC to determine baseball champion
  • 1884-10-27 Architect Henry Hardenberghs Dakota-complex opens in NYC
  • 1885-06-17 Statue of Liberty arrived in NYC aboard French ship `Isere'
  • 1885-09-04 1st cafeteria opens (NYC)
  • 1886-03-06 1st US nurses' magazine, The Nightingale, 1st appears, NYC

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1886-10-28 Statue of Liberty dedicated by US President Grover Cleveland, celebrated by first confetti (ticker tape) parade in New York City

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • 1886-12-22 1st national accountants' society in US formed (NYC)
  • 1887-11-23 Opera "Trumpeter of Säckingen" 1st American production (NYC)
  • 1888-03-14 Second largest snowfall in NYC history (21")
  • 1889-10-10 Barnard College is founded in New York City after Colubmia refuses to accept women
  • 1889-10-18 1st all NYC World Series NY Giants (NL) play Bkln (AA)
  • 1890-01-22 Jose Marti forms La Liga (Union of Cuban exiles) in NYC
  • 1890-06-06 United States Polo Association forms, NYC
  • 1890-12-31 Ellis Island (NYC) opens as a US immigration depot
  • 1891-08-17 1st public bathhouse with showers opens in NYC (People's Bath)
  • 1891-09-14 "Empire State Express" train goes from NYC to East Buffalo, a distance of 436 miles, in a record 7H6M
  • 1891-10-18 1st international 6-day bicycle race in US (Madison Square Garden, NYC) begins
  • 1892-03-15 1st escalator patented by inventor Jesse W Reno (NYC)
  • 1892-08-27 NYC Metropolitan Opera House catches fire
  • 1892-12-27 Foundation Stone of Cathedral of St John laid (NYC)
  • 1894-09-04 In NYC, 12,000 tailors went on strike protesting sweat shops
  • 1894-12-22 United States Golf Association forms (NYC)
  • 1895-01-31 Jose Martí & others leave NYC for invasion of Spanish Cuba
  • 1895-05-20 1st commercial movie performance (153 Broadway, NYC)
  • 1895-09-09 American Bowling Congress forms (NYC)
  • 1896-01-04 AFL charters Actors' National Protective Union, NYC
  • 1896-01-18 1st demonstration of an X-ray machine in US (NYC)
  • 1896-03-08 Volunteers of America forms (NYC)
  • 1896-04-23 Vitascope system of movie projection 1st shown at Koster & Bial's Music Hall (NYC)
  • 1896-05-30 1st car accident occurs, Henry Wells hits a cyclist in NYC
  • 1896-08-29 Chop suey invented in NYC by chef of visiting Chinese Ambassador
  • 1897-02-11 White Rose Mission opens on East 97th Street, NYC
  • 1897-04-22 NYC Jewish newspaper "Forward" begins publishing (still active)
  • 1897-12-31 Brooklyn's last day as a city, it incorporates into NYC (1/1/1898)
  • 1898-03-17 1st practical submarine 1st submerges, NYC (for 1 hour 40 minutes)
  • 1898-03-25 Intercollegiate Trapshooting Association formed in NYC
  • 1899-02-12 1st 2-man team 6-day bicycle race in US begins, Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1899-03-17 Windsor luxury hotel in NYC catches fire, 92 die
  • 1900-03-24 New York City Mayor Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground "Rapid Transit Railroad" that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.
  • 1900-05-22 Associated Press organizes in NYC as non-profit news cooperative
  • 1900-10-30 First-ever US auto show opens in Madison Square Garden in NYC
  • 1900-11-03 First US automobile show opens at Madison Square Garden (NYC)
  • 1902-01-27 5 workers killed on explosion during IRT subway construction (NYC)
  • 1902-02-06 Young Women's Hebrew Association organizes in NYC
  • 1902-07-30 Anti-Jewish rioters attack funeral procession of Rabbi Joseph (NYC)
  • 1902-12-28 1st indoor pro football game, Syracuse beats Philadelphia 6-0 (Madison Square Garden, NYC)
  • 1903-01-09 Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchase the American League's Baltimore baseball franchise for $18,000 and move it to NYC (later the NY Yankees)

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1903-03-02 Martha Washington Hotel, catering to women only, opens in NYC

1st US First Lady Martha Washington
1st US First Lady
Martha Washington
  • 1903-04-14 Dr Harry Plotz discovers vaccine against typhoid (NYC)
  • 1903-07-06 George Wyman arrives in NYC by motorcycle 51 days out of SF
  • 1903-10-09 11" (28.4 cm) rainfall in 24 hrs (NYC)
  • 1903-11-24 Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter
  • 1904-08-16 NYC begins building Grand Central Station
  • 1904-09-09 Mounted police 1st used in NYC
  • 1904-09-28 Woman arrested for smoking a cigarette in a car on 5th Avenue, NYC
  • 1904-12-31 First New Year's Eve celebration held in Times Square (then Longacre Square), in New York City
  • 1905-04-12 Hippodrome arena opens (NYC)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,092

  • 1897-09-25 Teddy Hart, American actor (3 Men on a Horse), born in NYC, New York
  • 1897-10-06 Jerome Cowan, American actor (Mr Dithers-Blondie, Tab Hunter Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1898-01-07 Art Baker, American TV host (You Asked For It), born in NYC, New York
  • 1898-04-01 Nita Naldi [Anita Donna Dooley], American actress (Blood & Sand), born in NYC, New York
  • 1898-05-21 Armand Hammer, American millionaire industrialist (Occidental Petroleum), born in NYC, New York
  • 1898-05-25 Gene Tunney, American boxer, world heavyweight boxing champion (1926-30), born in New York City (d. 1978)
  • 1898-06-01 Edgar "Cookie" Fairchild, American bandleader (Jerry Colonna Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1898-06-01 Molly Picon, American Yiddish actress (Milk & Honey), born in NYC, New York

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1898-08-30 Shirley Booth, American actress (Hazel), born in NYC, New York

Actress Shirley Booth
Actress
Shirley Booth
  • 1898-09-08 Queenie Smith, American actress/dancer (Funny Side), born in NYC, New York
  • 1898-09-09 Frank "Fordham Flash" Frisch, American baseball player (NL MVP 1931), born in NYC, New York
  • 1899-04-21 Randall Thompson, American composer (Trip to Nahant), born in NYC, New York
  • 1899-06-01 Werner Janssen, American conductor/composer (New Years Eve in NY), born in NYC, New York
  • 1899-07-05 Anna Arnold Hedgeman, social activist (NYC cabinet)

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1899-07-17 James Cagney, American actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy), born in New York City

  • 1899-11-16 Mary Margaret McBride, radio personality (WOR-AM, NYC), born in Paris, Missouri

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1899-12-25 Humphrey Bogart, American actor (Casablanca - "Here's looking at you, kid"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1957)

  • 1899-12-25 Raphael Soyer, Russian-born american artist (Depression Scenes in NYC), born in Borisoglebsk, Tambov (d. 1987)
  • 1900-01-31 Betty Parsons, American artist and art dealer, born in NYC, New York City (d. 1982)
  • 1900-05-14 Billie Dove, [Lilian Bohny], American actress (Black Pirate, Stolen Bride), born in NYC, New York
  • 1900-06-19 Laura Hobson, American TV writer/panelist (I've Got a Secret), born in NYC, New York
  • 1900-08-15 Estelle Brody, American actress (Safari, Kitty, Plaything), born in NYC, New York
  • 1900-08-16 Walter Kinsella, American actor (Martin Kane Private Eye), born in New York City (d. 1975)
  • 1900-09-19 Ricardo Cortez [Jacob Krantz], American actor and director (The Maltese Falcon), born in NYC, New York
  • 1900-10-03 Jay Irving, American cartoonist (Draw Me a Laugh), born in NYC, New York
  • 1901-02-16 Chester Morris, American actor (Diagnosis: Unknown), born in NYC, New York
  • 1901-02-25 [Herbert] Zeppo Marx, American comedian/actor (Marx Brothers), born in NYC, New York
  • 1901-07-14 George Tobias, American actor (Abner Kravitz-Bewitched), born in NYC, New York
  • 1901-08-27 Roger Pryor, American actor (Belle of the Nineties, Identity Unknown), born in NYC, New York
  • 1901-09-26 George Raft, American actor (Each Dawn I Die, Scarface, Some Like It Hot), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1901-09-28 Ed Sullivan, TV variety show host/gossip columnist (Ed Sullivan Show), born in New York City
  • 1901-11-02 James Dunn, American actor (Tree Grows in Brooklyn, It's a Great Life), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)
  • 1901-11-27 Ted Husing, American sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), born in NYC, New York
  • 1901-12-19 Oliver [Hazard Perry] La Farge, American anthropologist/novelist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1902-02-19 Nydia Westman, American actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins), born in NYC, New York
  • 1902-04-11 Quentin Reynolds, American newscaster (Its News to Me)/author (FBI), born in NYC, New York
  • 1902-04-27 Kitty Kelly, American actress (Ladies of the Jury, Behind Office Doors), born in NYC, New York
  • 1902-05-03 Jack Larue, American actor (Lights Out, Mouthpiece, My Favorite Brunette), born in NYC, New York
  • 1902-07-15 Raymond Hackett, American husband of Blanche Sweet/actor (Faithless Lover), born in NYC, New York
  • 1902-08-03 Judson Laire, American actor/singer (Papa-Mama, Adm Broadway Revue), born in NYC, New York
  • 1902-12-28 Mortimer J Adler, American author (Encyclopedia Brittanica), born in NYC, New York
  • 1903-04-08 Ilka Chase, American actress (Masquerade Party, Trials of O'Brien), born in NYC, New York
  • 1903-04-29 Frank Parker, American singer (Arthur Godfrey Show, Masquerade Party), born in NYC, New York
  • 1903-05-04 Luther Adler, American actor (Dr Bernard Altman-Psychiatrist), born in NYC, New York

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1903-06-19 Lou Gehrig [Henry Louis Gehrig], American first baseman (NY Yankees), nicknamed "The Iron Horse", born in NYC, New York (d. 1941)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1903-06-23 Anthony Veiller, American writer (Night of Iguana, Moulin Rouge), born in NYC, New York
  • 1903-07-14 Ken Murray, American comedian (Ken Murray Show, Judy Garland Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1903-08-31 Arthur Godfrey, American radio/TV host (Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scout), born in NYC, New York
  • 1903-12-08 Adele Simpson, American fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1946), born in NYC, New York
  • 1904-01-08 Peter Arno, American cartoonist (New Yorker), born in NYC, New York

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1904-01-22 George Balanchine, Russian-American ballet composer and choreographer who founded the New York City Ballet, born in St. Petersburgh, Russian Empire (d. 1983) [OS=Jan 9]

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
  • 1904-02-07 Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), born in New York City (d. 1988)

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1904-04-22 Robert Oppenheimer, American theoretical physicist known as the father of the atomic bomb (Manhattan Project), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)

Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb Robert Oppenheimer
Physicist and Father of the Atomic Bomb
Robert Oppenheimer

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1904-05-21 Fats Waller [Thomas Wright], American jazz singer and composer (Ain't Misbehavin'), born in New York City (d. 1943)

Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller
  • 1904-06-03 Jan Peerce, [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], American tenor (NY Met Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • 1904-09-02 Vera Vague, [Barbara Jo Allen], American actress (Follow the Leader), born in NYC, New York
  • 1904-11-06 Selena Royale, American actress (Date With Judy, Misleading Lady), born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1904-11-14 Marya Mannes, American author (The Reporter), born in NYC, New York
  • 1904-11-19 Nancy Carroll, [Ann V LaHiff], American actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1904-12-17 Paul Cadmus, etcher/painter (Sailors & Floozies), born in NYC, New York
  • 1905-03-18 John Kirkpatrick, American pianist (Concord Sonata), born in NYC, New York
  • 1905-03-18 Mollie Parnis, American fashion designer (Mollie Roberts Collection), born in NYC, New York
  • 1905-04-26 Charles K Feldman, [Gould], American producer (Casino Royale), born in NYC, New York
  • 1905-05-01 Leila Hyams, American actress (Big House, Ruggles of Red Gap), born in NYC, New York
  • 1905-05-20 John Emery, American actor (Ship Ahoy, Kronos), born in New York City (d. 1964)
  • 1905-07-10 Thomas Gomez, American actor (Force of Evil, Key Largo, Kim, Sellout), born in NYC, New York

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1905-09-03 Carl David Anderson, American physicist (1936 Nobel Prize for physics), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)

Nobel Laureat Physicist Carl David Anderson
Nobel Laureat Physicist
Carl David Anderson
  • 1905-09-18 Agnes De Mille, American choreographer (Oklahoma), born in NYC, New York
  • 1905-10-22 Constance Bennett, American actress (Easiest Way, Ladies in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • 1906-01-14 William Bendix, American actor (Lifeboat, Babe Ruth Story, Life of Riley), born in NYC, New York
  • 1906-02-25 Warren Hymer, American actor (Girl From Havana, Meet the Mob), born in NYC, New York
  • 1906-03-20 Abraham Beame, (Mayor-D-NYC), NYC's 1st Jewish mayor
  • 1906-04-04 Bea Benaderet, American actress (Kate-Petticoat Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • 1906-06-14 Margaret Bourke-White, photographer,1st female LIFE staff photographer, born in New York City (d. 1971)
  • 1906-07-01 Frank Parker, American actor (Shawn-Days of our Life), born in NYC, New York

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1906-07-01 Estée Lauder, CEO (Estée Lauder cosmetics) (d. 2004), born in New York City

Cosmetics Company Founder Estée Lauder
Cosmetics Company Founder
Estée Lauder
  • 1906-08-19 June Collyer, American actress (Before Midnight, Charley's Aunt), born in NYC, New York
  • 1906-08-30 [Rose] Joan Blondell, American actress (Grease, The Blue Veil), born in NYC, New York
  • 1906-10-23 Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (Olympic-gold-1924), born in NYC, New York

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1906-11-18 George Wald, American physiologist and biologist (eye, Nobel 1967), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)

Scientist George Wald
Scientist
George Wald
  • 1906-11-22 Lee Patrick, American actress (Henrietta-Topper, Maltese Falcon), born in NYC, New York
  • 1906-12-12 William C Pahlmann, interior decorator (4 Season restaurant, NYC)

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1907-02-15 Cesar Romero, American actor (Joker-Batman, Ocean's 11), born in NYC, New York

  • 1907-02-22 Sheldon Leonard, American actor/director (Danny Thomas Show, Big Eddie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1907-03-03 Canada Lee, American actor (Lost Boundaries), born in NYC, New York
  • 1907-03-19 Kent Smith, American actor (Peyton Place, Invaders), born in NYC, New York
  • 1907-04-21 Beatrice Kay, American singer/actress, Sister Sue-Calvin & Col), born in NYC, New York
  • 1907-04-25 Paula Trueman, American actress (Gran-Billy), born in NYC, New York
  • 1907-06-29 Paul O'Dwyer, President of City Council (D-NYC)
  • 1907-07-25 Jack Gilford, American actor (Save the Tiger, Cocoon, Arthur 2), born in NYC, New York
  • 1907-08-07 Ben Carter, American actor (Dark Alibi, Dressed to Kill), born in NYC, New York
  • 1907-08-08 Benny Carter, American musician/composer (Easy Money, King Carter), born in NYC, New York
  • 1907-08-20 Alan Reed, American actor (Mr Adams & Eve)/voice (Fred Flintstone), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1907-10-01 "Slapsie" Maxie Rosenbloom, Light heavyweight boxing champion (1930-34) and actor, born in NYC, New York (d. 1976)
  • 1908-03-13 Paul Stewart, American actor (Top Secret USA, Deadline), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908-03-29 Arthur O'Connell, American actor (Mr Peepers, Second Hundred Years), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908-06-18 Bud Collyer, American TV emcee (Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908-07-12 Milton Berle, Harlem comedian (Uncle Miltie, Mr Television), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908-07-22 Amy Vanderbilt, American authority on etiquette (Complete Book of Etiquette, Complete Cook Book), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908-09-02 Barbara Jo Allen, American actress (Ice Capades Revue, Rosie the Riveter), born in NYC, New York

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