New York City in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 840

  • 1907-02-14 1st US foxhound association forms in NYC
  • 1907-05-31 Taxis 1st began running in NYC
  • 1907-08-13 1st taxicabs operate in New York City, imported by Harry N. Allen
  • 1907-09-12 Lusitania arrives in NYC after 5 day crossing of Atlantic (record)
  • 1908-04-24 Mr & Mrs Jacob Murdock become 1st to travel across US by car, they leave LA in a Packard & arrive in NYC in 32d-5h-25m
  • 1908-06-12 Lusitania crosses Atlantic in record 4 days 15 hours (NYC)
  • 1908-07-06 Robert Peary's expedition sails from NYC for north pole
  • 1908-11-04 Brooklyn Academy of Music opens in NYC
  • 1909-02-16 1st subway car with side doors goes into service (NYC)
  • 1909-05-31 1st NAACP conference (United Charities Building, NYC)
  • 1909-12-11 Colored moving pictures demonstrated at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • 1910-03-18 1st opera by an US composer (Converse) performed at the Met, NYC
  • 1910-05-12 2nd NAACP conference (NYC)
  • 1910-05-31 Glenn Curtiss flies from Albany to NYC
  • 1910-08-06 NYC Mayor Wm J Gaynor seriously wounded during assassination attempt
  • 1910-12-28 Opera "Konigskinder" is produced (NYC)
  • 1911-03-20 National Squash Tennis Association forms (NYC)
  • 1912-03-01 Isabella Goodwin, 1st US woman detective, appointed, NYC
  • 1912-04-18 The Cunard liner RMS Carpathia brings 705 survivors from the RMS Titanic to New York City.
  • 1912-07-12 1st foreign feature film exhibited in US-"Queen Elizabeth"-NYC

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1912-08-24 NYC ticker tape parade for Jim Thorpe & victorious US Olympians

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • 1913-01-11 1st sedan-type car (Hudson) goes on display at 13th Auto Show (NYC)
  • 1913-02-02 NYC's Grand Central Terminal opens
  • 1913-02-15 1st avant-garde art show in America opens in NYC
  • 1913-02-18 French painting "Nude Descending a Staircase" displayed in NYC
  • 1913-03-25 Home of vaudeville, Palace Theatre, opens (NYC) starring Ed Wynn
  • 1913-04-24 Skyscraper, the Woolworth Building in New York City is opened - world's tallest building at the time
  • 1913-05-26 US Actors' Equity Association forms (NYC)
  • 1913-11-26 Phi Sigma Sigma is founded at Hunter College in New York City.
  • 1914-01-28 1st Millrose Games (athletics) held (NYC)
  • 1914-02-13 American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers-ASCAP forms in NYC
  • 1914-05-30 The new and then largest Cunard ocean liner RMS Aquitania, 45,647 tons, sets sails on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
  • 1914-07-28 Foxtrot 1st danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden (NYC, by Harry Fox)
  • 1914-07-29 1st transcontinental phone link made between NYC & SF
  • 1914-11-04 Vogue holds 1st model show ("Fashion Fete", NYC)
  • 1915-07-15 The head of German propaganda in the US, Dr Heinrich Albert, loses his briefcase on a subway in New York City; an examination of its content reveals an extensive network of German espionage and subversion across the US
  • 1915-10-23 25,000 women march in New York City demanding right to vote
  • 1916-01-17 Rodman Wanamaker organises a lunch to discuss forming a golfers association (later the PGA) at the Taplow Club, Martinique Hotel, New York City
  • 1916-03-25 Jess Willard fights Frank Moran to no decision in 10 for heavyweight boxing title in NYC
  • 1916-04-10 The Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) is founded in New York City.

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1917-07-28 Silent Parade organised by James Weldon Johnson of 10,000 African-Americans who march on 5th Ave in NYC to protest against lynching

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson
  • 1918-11-01 102 die in a NYC BMT subway derailment at Malbone Street Brooklyn
  • 1919-02-27 American Association for Hard of Hearing forms (NYC)
  • 1919-05-04 1st legal Sunday baseball game in NYC (Phillies beat Giants 4-3)

Conference meetingConference of Interest

1919-07-08 US President Woodrow Wilson returns to NYC from Versailles Peace Conference

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson

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1919-09-10 NYC welcomes home Gen John J Pershing & 25,000 WW I soldiers

US WW1 Commander John J. Pershing
US WW1 Commander
John J. Pershing
  • 1920-01-31 1st Ukrainian daily newspaper in US (NYC) begins publication
  • 1920-08-02 Marcus Garvey presents his "Back To Africa" program in NYC
  • 1920-09-08 US Air Mail service begins (NYC to SF)
  • 1920-10-12 Construction begins on Holland Tunnel connecting NJ & NYC

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1920-12-14 Jack Dempsey KOs Bill Brennan in 12 for heavyweight boxing title in NYC

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey
  • 1920-12-24 Enrico Caruso gives his last public performance (NYC)
  • 1921-02-23 1st US transcontinental air mail flight arrives in NYC from San Francisco

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1921-04-02 Albert Einstein lectures in New York City on his new "Theory of Relativity"

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • 1921-05-23 "Shuffle Along" 1st black musical comedy, opens in NYC
  • 1922-02-20 WOR-AM in New York City begins radio transmissions
  • 1922-03-18 The first public celebration of Bat mitzvah, for the daughter of Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, is held in New York City.
  • 1922-07-25 AT&T begins broadcasting on WBAY (NYC-later WEAF, WNBC, WRCA & WFAN)
  • 1922-08-16 AT&T radio station WBAY becomes WEAF (NYC)
  • 1922-08-28 WEAF in NYC airs 1st radio commercial (Queensboro Realty-$100 for 10 mins)
  • 1922-09-01 NYC law requires all "pool" rooms to change name to "billiards"
  • 1922-10-14 1st Thom McAn shoe store opens on Third Avenue NYC
  • 1922-10-14 1st automated telephones-Pennsylvania exchange in NYC
  • 1922-11-28 Capt Cyril Turner (RAF) gives 1st skywriting exhibition (NYC) Turner spelled out "Hello USA. Call Vanderbilt 7200." 47,000 called
  • 1922-12-03 First successful technicolor movie (Tall of the Sea), shown in NYC
  • 1923-03-13 Lee de Forest demonstrates his sound-on-film moving pictures (NYC)
  • 1923-03-31 1st dance marathon-NYC-Alma Cummings sets record of 27 hrs
  • 1923-04-07 1st brain tumor operation under local anesthetic performed (Beth Israel Hospital in NYC) by Dr K Winfield Ney
  • 1923-04-07 Workers Party of America (NYC) becomes official communist party
  • 1923-04-24 General harbor strike begins in NYC

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1923-06-12 Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight jacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above ground in NYC

Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician & Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • 1923-10-29 Gibbs/Grey/Wood's revue "Runnin' Wild" (introducing Charleston) opens on Broadway, New York City
  • 1924-03-21 1st foreign language course broadcast on US radio (WJZ, NYC)
  • 1924-09-02 Rudolf Friml's "Rose Marie" opens to rave reviews in NYC
  • 1924-10-05 1st Little Orphan Annie-strip appears in NYC Daily News
  • 1924-11-27 In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
  • 1924-11-30 1st photo facsimile transmitted across Atlantic by radio (London-NYC)
  • 1925-12-09 Pro football a hit in NYC; Grange & Bears beat Giants before 73,000
  • 1926-11-15 AT&T sells WEAF radio to RCA (NYC)
  • 1927-04-07 Using phone lines TV is sent from Washington, D.C. to NYC

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1927-06-13 Ticker-tape parade welcomes Charles A Lindbergh to NYC

  • 1927-08-21 4th Pan-African Congress meets (NYC)
  • 1927-09-18 The Columbia Broadcasting System goes on the air. with 18 stations (and WOR as NYC affiliate)
  • 1928-03-04 "Bunion Run" race from LA to NYC begins; It is won by Andy Payne
  • 1928-03-29 Yeshiva College (now University) chartered (NYC)

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1928-04-09 Mae West's NYC debut in a daring new play "Diamond Lil"

Actress Mae West
Actress
Mae West
  • 1928-08-27 16 die in a NYC subway's 2nd worst accident
  • 1929-01-08 CBS radio network buys WABC in NYC
  • 1929-05-21 Automatic electric stock quotation board installed, NYC
  • 1929-05-28 1st all color talking picture "On With the Show" exhibited (NYC)
  • 1929-06-27 1st color TV demo (NYC)
  • 1929-09-02 WOR (NYC) ends affiliation with CBS radio network
  • 1929-11-07 NYC Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building
  • 1929-12-05 1st US nudist organization (American League for Physical Culture, NYC)
  • 1930-02-26 1st red & green traffic lights installed (Manhattan NYC)
  • 1930-03-24 1st religious services telecast in US (W2XBS NYC)

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1930-05-27 The 1,046-foot (319-meter) Chrysler Building in New York City, the tallest man-made structure at the time, opens to the public

Founder of Chrysler Walter Chrysler
Founder of Chrysler
Walter Chrysler
  • 1930-08-06 Supreme Court Justice John Force Crater disappears in NYC
  • 1930-08-20 Dumont's 1st TV broadcast for home reception (NYC)
  • 1930-09-08 NYC public schools begin teaching Hebrew

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 1,094

  • 1908-09-14 Bernie Green, American orchestra leader (Arthur Godfrey Show, Garry Moore Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908-10-10 John Waldo Green, American composer (Body & Soul, Guy Lombardo's arranger), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908-11-04 Stanley Cortez, American cinematographer, born in New York City
  • 1908-12-11 Elliott Cook Carter Jr, American composer (Tom & Lily), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1909-01-15 Elie Siegmeister, American composer (Plough & the Stars), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909-03-04 Harry B Helmsley, American billionaire builder (Empire State Building), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1909-03-08 Claire Trevor, [Wemlinger], American actress (Marjorie Morningstar), born in NYC, New York

Actress Claire Trevor
Actress
Claire Trevor
  • 1909-03-25 Jay Blackton, American conductor/arranger (Guys & Dolls), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909-04-05 Alberto Romero "Cubby" Broccoli, American film producer (James Bond), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909-05-26 Richard Maibaum, American screenwriter (Goldfinger), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909-06-24 Milton Katims, American conductor/violist (WOR-NYC), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909-07-01 Madge Evans, Manhattan TV panelist (Masquerade Party), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909-07-12 Joey Faye, American comedian (Joey Faye's Follies), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909-09-26 Helen Giuliani, mother of Rudy (Mayor-R- 1994-2002), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909-10-01 Everett Sloane, American actor (Patsy, Citizen Kane, Enforcer), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1909-10-25 Whit Bissel, American actor (Time Machine, General Kirk-Time Tunnel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909-12-09 Douglas Fairbanks Jr, American actor (Ghost Story), born in NYC, New York
  • 1909-12-23 Barney Ross, American Welterweight Boxing Champ (1934), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910-02-17 Marc Lawrence, actor (Man With Golden Gun), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910-02-25 Millicent Fenwick, American (Rep-R-NJ 1975-82) (Doonesbury), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910-04-20 Robert F. Wagner Jr., Mayor of New York City (Democrat: 1954-65), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1910-05-23 Artie Shaw, [Arthur Arshawsky], American bandleader (Come'on my House), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910-05-26 Laurance S Rockefeller, American CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910-06-11 Carmine Coppola, composer/conductor (The Godfather II, Apocalypse Now), born in New York City
  • 1910-08-02 Lou Zara, American writer (Stump the Authors), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910-08-04 William Schuman, American composer (Amer Festival Overture, Juilliard), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1910-09-28 Fran Lee, American actress (Ms Wong-Major Dell Conway), born in NYC, New York
  • 1910-12-15 John H. Hammond, music producer, critic and activist, discovered Billie Holiday, born in New York City (d. 1987)
  • 1910-12-30 Paul Bowles, writer (The Shelting Sky), born in Queens, New York City (d. 1999)

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1911-01-01 Hank Greenberg "Hammerin' Hank", Hall-of-Fame 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), born in New York City (d. 1986)

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg
  • 1911-01-15 Cy Feuer, Broadway producer (Feuer & Martin-Chorus Line), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1911-03-14 Pete Piute, [Morris Kaufman], American comedian (Village Barn), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911-04-10 Martin Denny, musician (Exotica), born in New York City (d. 2005)
  • 1911-04-18 George Huntington Hartford II, American heir (A&P), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911-04-21 Leonard Warren, American baritone (Met-1939-60) who died on stage, born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • 1911-05-30 Douglas Fowley, American actor (Grandpa-Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911-06-29 Bernard Herrmann, American composer (The Devil and Daniel Webster, Taxi Driver), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911-08-08 Rosetta LeNoire, American actor (Grandma Winslow-Family Matters), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911-10-19 George Cates, American orchestra leader (Lawrence Welk Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911-11-17 William Tannen, American actor (Jailhouse Rock, Sitting Bull), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911-12-08 Lee J Cobb, actor (Virginian, 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911-12-20 Hortense Calisher, American novelist (Arts & Letters 1967), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911-12-28 Sam Levenson, American humorist (Sam Levenson Show, Masquerade Party), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912-01-26 Cora Baird, American puppeteer (Kukla, Fran & Ollie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912-02-05 Willard Parker, American actor (Kiss Me Kate, What A Woman), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912-03-04 John Garfield, American actor (Air Force, Destination: Tokyo, Juarez), born in NYC, New York (d. 1959)
  • 1912-05-05 Alice Faye [Ann Leppert], American actress (Barricade, State Fair), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912-05-06 Bill Quinn, American actor (Rifleman, Van Ranseleer-All in the Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912-05-15 Arthur Victor Berger, American composer (Ideas of Order), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912-05-16 Studs Terkel, American author/host (Stud's Place, Working), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912-05-20 Joseph Proce, 3rd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
  • 1912-05-31 Barbara Pepper, American actress (Doris Ziffel-Green Acres, Rogue Tavern), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912-07-16 Ray Barr, American pianist (Vincent Lopez Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912-08-02 Ann Dvorak [McKim], American actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1912-08-10 Richard Reeves, American actor (Murph-Date With an Angel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912-08-29 Barry Sullivan, American actor (Duffy's Tavern, Man Called X, Tall Man), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912-09-08 Leo Cherne, American economist/commentator (All Star News), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912-09-16 Jerry Wald, American producer (Mildred Pierce, Johnny Belinda), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912-11-22 Doris Duke, multi-millionaire (American Tobacco heiress), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912-12-22 Doris Duke, heiress (American Tobacco Co), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913-01-06 Tom Brown, American actor (Ed-Gunsmoke, Lt Rovacs-Mr Lucky), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913-01-13 Jeff Morrow, American actor (Bart-Union Pacific, Temperatures Rising), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913-01-24 Norman Dello Joio, [Dello Ioio], American composer, born in NYC, New York

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1913-03-13 William J. Casey, American head of the CIA during the Iran-contra scandal (1981-87), born in New York City (d. 1987)

CIA Director William Casey
CIA Director
William Casey
  • 1913-03-21 Max Youngstein, American producer (United Artists), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913-05-06 Carmen Cavallaro, American actor (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913-07-29 Stephen McNally, American actor (Split Second, 30 Seconds over Tokyo), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913-08-10 Noah Beery Jr, actor (Rockford Files, Quest, Doc Elliot), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913-09-29 Stanley E Kramer, American producer/director (Inherit the Wind), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913-10-08 Walter Schumann, American choral director (Ford Show)/composer (Rhenish), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913-10-16 Alice Pearce, American comedienne/actress (Gladys Kravitz-Bewitched), born in NYC, New York

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1913-11-02 Burt Lancaster, American actor (From Here to Eternity, Elmer Gantry), born in NYC, New York

  • 1913-11-05 John McGiver, American actor (Patty Duke Show, Jimmy Stewart Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913-11-08 Robert Strauss, American actor (Sgt Gruzewsky-Mona McCluskey), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913-12-06 Eleanor Holm, American 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1932), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913-12-13 Jimmy Carroll, American pianist (Most Important People), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914-02-26 Robert Alda, American actor (Dan Lewis-Supertrain, By Popular Demand), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914-03-27 Budd Schulberg, novelist and screenwriter (On the Waterfront), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914-05-10 Charles McGraw, American actor (Michael-Falcon, Smith Family), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914-06-11 Gerald Mohr, American actor (Christopher-Foreign Intrigue), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914-08-05 David Brian, American actor (Accussed of Murder, Dawn at Sorocco), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914-08-10 Jeff Corey, American actor (Getting Straight, Superman & Mole Men), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914-09-14 Kay Medford, American actress (Dean Martin Show, To Rome With Love), born in NYC, New York
  • 1914-10-02 Charles Drake, Bayside actor (Air Force, Glenn Miller Story), born in NYC, New York

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1914-10-28 Jonas Salk, American medical scientist who created the polio vaccine, born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk
  • 1914-11-11 Howard Fast, American screenwriter (Rachel & the Stranger, Spartacus), born in NYC, New York
  • 1915-01-09 Anita Louise, American actress (My Friend Flicka), born in NYC, New York
  • 1915-01-21 Alan Hewitt, American actor (Det Brennan-My Favorite Martian), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1915-01-26 William Hopper, American actor (Paul Drake-Perry Mason), born in NYC, New York

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1915-02-05 Robert Hofstadter, American atomic physicist and Nobel laureate (electron scattering in atomic nuclei), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)

  • 1915-03-31 Henry Morgan, American comedian/TV panelist (I've Got a Secret, Arena), born in NYC, New York
  • 1915-05-02 Van Alexander, composer and orchestra leader (Gordon MacRae Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1915-05-27 Herman Wouk, American novelist (Caine Mutiny, Winds of War), born in NYC, New York
  • 1915-06-01 John Randolph, American actor (King Kong, Lucan, Lucas Tanner, Angie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1915-06-02 Walter Tetley, American animation voice (Sherman-Bullwinkle Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1915-08-04 Irving Fields, Composer and pianist (Ilona Massey Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1915-09-10 Edmond O'Brien, American actor (Sam Benedict, Johnny Midnight), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1915-09-25 Ethel Rosenberg, American Communist, born in New York City, New York

Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg
  • 1915-10-13 Cornel Wilde, American actor (High Sierra, 5th Musketeer), born in NYC, New York

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1915-10-17 Arthur Miller, American playwright (Death of a Salesman, Crucible), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller

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