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 1,083

  • 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
  • 1898-08-30 Shirley Booth, American actress (Hazel), born in NYC, New York
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1904-02-07 Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), born in New York City (d. 1988)

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1904-04-22 [Julius] Robert Oppenheimer, head of Manhattan (A-bomb) Project, born in NYC, New York

Father of the Atomic Bomb Robert Oppenheimer
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
  • 1908-09-14 Bernie Green, American orchestra leader (Arthur Godfrey Show, Garry Moore Show), born in NYC, New York

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Famous Deaths