New York in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 544

  • 1875-12-25 Lambs Club in New York forms
  • 1876-02-02 Baseball's National League forms with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, St Louis
  • 1879-02-22 1st 5 cent & 10 cent store opened by Frank W. Woolworth in Utica, New York (failed almost immediately)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1879-05-31 Madison Square Garden opens in New York, named after 4th President James Madison

4th US President James Madison
4th US President
James Madison
  • 1881-02-22 "Cleopatra's Needle", a 3,500-year-old Ancient Egyptian obelisk is erected in Central Park, New York
  • 1883-10-22 New York's original Metropolitan Opera House has its grand opening with a performance of the opera "Faust"
  • 1884-05-13 Institute for Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) forms in New York

Historic InventionBaby Incubator

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
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  • 1890-04-11 Ellis Island, New York, designated as an immigration station
  • 1890-08-06 At Auburn Prison in 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1891-05-05 Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in New York, Tchaikovsky is guest conductor

  • 1891-10-20 1st International 6 day bike race at New York's Madison Square Garden begins
  • 1892-03-15 New York State unveils automatic ballot booth (voting machine)
  • 1893-08-09 1st US bowling magazine, Gut Holz, published in New York
  • 1893-10-13 Vigilant (US) beats Valkyrie II (UK) in 9th America's Cup, in New York

  • 1893-12-16 Anton Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 "New World Symphony" premieres at Carnegie Hall, 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 1st known use of the word "automobile", appears in an editorial in The New York Times
  • 1899-05-20 First speeding infraction by a New York cabbie driving an electric car - 12mph down Lexington Street
  • 1899-12-10 The Delta Sigma Phi fraternity is founded at the City College of New York.
  • 1901-04-25 New York becomes 1st state requiring automobile license plates ($1 fee)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1901-09-06 US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York

25th US President William McKinley
25th US President
William McKinley
  • 1901-12-04 Anne Russell's play "'Girl and the judge" premieres in New York
  • 1902-07-02 John McGraw becomes manager of MLB New York Giants, 30 year tenure (1902-32)
  • 1903-04-22 Highlanders (Yankees) 1st game in New York at Hilltop Park vs Washington Senators, lose 3-1 before 11,950
  • 1903-05-16 1st transcontinental motorcycle trip began in San Francisco by George A. Wyman (arrives in New York July 6)
  • 1903-05-23 1st automobile trip across US leaves San Francisco for New York, (arrives July 26)
  • 1903-07-26 1st automobile trip across the United States (San Francisco to New York) completed by Horatio Nelson Jackson and Sewall K. Crocker

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

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

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
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
  • 1904-10-27 First section of New York subway - Lower Manhattan to Broadway Harlem, opened by Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT), fare one nickel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1904-11-07 Broadway musical "Little Johnny Jones" written by George M. Cohan, featuring the song "Yankee Doodle Dandy" opens in New York

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • 1904-12-31 First New Year's Eve celebration held in Times Square (then Longacre Square), in New York City
  • 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 Theodore Roosevelt's home at Oyster Bay, New York

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1905-11-24 Photographer Alfred Stieglitz opens the Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession in Manhattan, New York

Photographer Alfred Stieglitz
Photographer
Alfred Stieglitz
  • 1906-01-08 A landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people.
  • 1906-09-01 New York Highlanders win their 6th consecutive MLB game in 3 days from Washington Senators; sweep AL record 3 straight double headers
  • 1906-09-04 New York Highlanders beat Boston Pilgrims, 7 - 0 and 1 - 0 for their MLB record 5th straight doubleheader sweep

  • 1907-04-17 Ellis Island, New York records 11,745 immigrants

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1907-11-02 US banker J. P. Morgan locks over 40 bankers in his library to force them to find ways to avert New York banking crisis

Industrialist and Banker J. P. Morgan
Industrialist and Banker
J. P. Morgan

Meeting of InterestFoundation of Delta Sigma Pi

1907-11-07 Delta Sigma Pi, a professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities is founded at New York University.
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  • 1908-07-04 New York Giants pitcher George "Hooks" Wiltse no-hits Philadelphia Phillies, 1-0 in 10 inn
  • 1908-08-17 Booth Tarkington & Harry Leon Wilson's play "Man from Home" premieres in New York
  • 1909-02-28 1st National Woman's Day is observed in the United States. Organized by the Socialist Party of America in honor of the 1908 garment workers' strike in New York, where women protested against working conditions.
  • 1909-03-30 New York's Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan & Queens
  • 1909-05-31 National Conference on the Negro holds its first meeting in United Charities Building, New York (earlier form of the NAACP)
  • 1909-11-26 Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.

InventionHistoric Invention

1909-12-07 Inventor Leo Baekeland patents the first thermo-setting plastic, Bakelite, sparking the birth of the plastics industry

Chemist Leo Baekeland
Chemist
Leo Baekeland
  • 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
  • 1911-08-31 The "Sullivan Act" requiring New Yorkers to possess licences for firearms small enough to be concealed comes into effect
  • 1912-09-25 Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York City

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1913-02-18 French modernist painting "Nude Descending a Staircase" by Marcel Duchamp causes an uproar when shown in New York

Painter and Sculptor Marcel Duchamp
Painter and Sculptor
Marcel Duchamp
  • 1913-11-03 1st modern elastic brassiere is patented by New York socialite Mary Phelps Jacob
  • 1914-02-26 New York Museum of Science & Industry incorporated
  • 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
  • 1915-10-09 Gil Anderson races auto (165.1 km record) in Sheepshead Bay, New York

Historic CommunicationWomen's Suffrage March on Fifth Ave, New York

1915-10-23 An estimated 25,000 supporters in a women's suffrage march on New York's Fifth Ave, led by Dr. Anna Shaw and Carrie Chapman Catt, founder of the League of Women Voters
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Sport awardGolf Major

1916-10-14 1st PGA Championship: Jim Barnes wins at Siwanoy Country Club, Bronxville, New York

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • 1917-01-11 Guy Bolton & PG Wodehouse's "Have a Heart" premieres in New York
  • 1917-02-20 Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton & P.G. Wodehouse's musical "Oh, Boy!" premieres in New York
  • 1917-03-17 Delta Phi Epsilon is founded at New York University Law School

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1917-04-03 Alfred Stieglitz opens 1st one-person show of Georgia O'Keeffee's work at 291 art gallery in New York

Painter and Sculptor Georgia O’Keeffe
Painter and Sculptor
Georgia O’Keeffe
Photographer Alfred Stieglitz
Photographer
Alfred Stieglitz
  • 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
  • 1918-02-01 Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton & P. G. Wodehouse's musical premieres in New York
  • 1920-01-07 Five duly elected Socialist assemblymen are denied by the New York State Assembly

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1920-05-01 Legendary slugger Babe Ruth smashes his 50th MLB career home run, his first for the New York Yankees

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1920-07-29 1st transcontinental airmail flight from New York to San Francisco
  • 1920-08-23 Mary Roberts Rinehart & Avery Roberts play "The Bat" based on Reinhart's novel "The Circular Staircase"premieres on Broadway in New York
  • 1920-09-16 The "Wall Street bombing" occurs at 12:01 when a horse-drawn wagon explodes on Wall Street, New York, killing 38 and injuring 143
  • 1920-11-27 "The Mask of Zorro" directed by Fred Niblo and starring Douglas Fairbanks is shown in New York - 1st American superhero film
  • 1921-02-14 Little Review faces obscenity charges for publishing "Ulysses," in New York
  • 1921-09-03 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, New York: Watson Washburn and William Norris win their doubles rubber to clinch US win over Japan; Americans go on to win 5-0
  • 1923-09-03 International Lawn Tennis Challenge, New York: Bill Tilden & Bill Johnston win their final singles matches to give US 4-1 win over Australia; 4th straight Challenge victory
  • 1923-09-04 New York Yankees pitcher 'Sad Sam' Jones no-hits Philadelphia A's, 2-0
  • 1924-07-01 Dircet regular transcontinental airmail service between New York and San Francisco forms
  • 1924-08-05 "Little Orphan Annie" comic strip by Harold Gray is 1st published in the New York Daily News
  • 1925-02-21 1st issue of "New Yorker" magazine published
  • 1926-09-25 9th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen wins at Salisbury Golf Club, Westbury, New York
  • 1927-01-07 Commercial transatlantic telephone service inaugurated between New York & London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1927-05-20 At 7:40 AM, Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris, aboard Spirit of St Louis (1st non-stop flight)

  • 1927-11-13 New York - New Jersey Holland Tunnel, 1st twin-tube underwater auto tunnel, opens
  • 1928-01-10 George Gershwin, Sigmund Romberg and P. G. Wodehouse's musical "Rosalie" premieres in 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1928-07-30 George Eastman shows first amateur color motion pictures to guests at his New York house including Thomas Edison

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
Inventor Thomas Edison
Inventor
Thomas Edison
  • 1928-09-11 1st ever TV drama WGY's "Queens Messenger" broadcast in the New York area starring Izetta Jewell
  • 1929-05-06 New York to San Francisco footrace begins
  • 1929-11-07 Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building in New York
  • 1930-04-21 "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 Los Angeles (Academy Awards 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1931-12-22 Retrospective show of Mexican artist Diego Rivera opens at The Museum of Modern Art in New York

Painter Diego Rivera
Painter
Diego Rivera
  • 1932-02-06 1st Olympic dog sled race at Lake Placid, New York (demonstration sport)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,891

  • 1827-02-20 Edward Stuyvesant Bragg, American politician, lawyer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Unadilla, New York (d. 1912)
  • 1827-08-24 Walter Husted Stevens, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Penn Yan, New York (d. 1867)
  • 1827-09-06 John Morrison Oliver, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Penn Yan, New York (d. 1872)
  • 1827-09-24 Henry Warner Slocum, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Pompey, New York (d. 1894)
  • 1828-01-27 Samuel Allen Rice, American Attorney General of Iowa and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cattaraugus, New York (d. 1864)
  • 1828-02-22 Robert Alexander Cameron, American soldier and newspaper publisher (Union Army), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1894)
  • 1828-08-16 Joseph Bradford Carr, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Albany, New York (d. 1895)
  • 1828-12-08 Clinton Bowen Fisk, American abolitionist, Brevet Major General (Union Army), helped establish 1st free public schools in the South, born in York, New York (d. 1890)
  • 1829-07-16 Robert Brown Potter, American lawyer and Major General (Union Army), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 1887)
  • 1829-08-05 Milo Smith Hascall, American banker, real estate executive, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Le Roy, New York (d. 1904)
  • 1829-09-22 William Worth Belknap, American lawyer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Newburgh, New York (d. 1876)
  • 1829-09-29 Giles Alexander Smith, American Major General (Union Army), born in Jefferson County, New York (d. 1876)
  • 1830-01-08 Gouverneur Kemble Warren, American civil engineer and Major General (Union Army), born in Cold Spring, New York (d. 1882)
  • 1830-03-20 Eugene Asa Carr, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hamburg, New York (d. 1910)
  • 1830-05-11 John Converse Starkweather, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cooperstown, New York (d. 1890)
  • 1830-05-28 George Lucas Hartsuff, American Major General (Union Army), born in Tyre, New York (d. 1874)
  • 1831-03-06 Philip Henry Sheridan, Major General (Union Army), born in Albany, New York
  • 1831-08-16 Edward Payson Chapin, American lawyer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Waterloo, New York (d. 1863)
  • 1831-09-29 John McAlister Schofield, American Major General (Union Army), born in Gerry, New York (d. 1906)
  • 1831-10-31 Daniel Butterfield, American Major General (Union Army), assistant US Treasurer, born in Utica, New York (d. 1901)
  • 1832-04-14 James Hewett Ledlie, American civil engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Utica, New York (d. 1882)
  • 1832-08-23 Alexander Chambers, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cattaraugus, New York (d. 1888)
  • 1832-11-07 Andrew Dickson White, American historian and educator, 1st President of Cornell University, born in Homer, New York (d. 1918)
  • 1832-12-21 John Henry Ketcham, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Dover Plains, New York (d. 1906)
  • 1833-03-14 Lucy Hobbs Taylor, 1st US woman dentist, born in Constable, New York (1866)
  • 1833-04-02 Thomas Howard Ruger, American lawyer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Livingston County, New York (d. 1907)
  • 1833-07-19 John Wesley Turner, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Saratoga, New York (d. 1899)
  • 1833-09-24 Henry Alanson Barnum, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Jamesville, New York (d. 1892)
  • 1834-01-16 Albert Lindley Lee, American lawyer, Kansas State Supreme Court Judge, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Fulton, New York (d. 1907)
  • 1834-04-26 Horatio Richmond Palmer, American composer and choir director, born in Sherburne, New York (d. 1907)
  • 1834-11-17 Stephen Hinsdale Weed, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Potsdam, New York (d. 1863)
  • 1834-11-21 Joseph Jackson Bartlett, American attorney, diplomat and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Binghamton, New York (d. 1893)
  • 1835-05-21 Newton Martin Curtis, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in De Peyster, New York (d. 1910)
  • 1835-12-18 George Dashiell Bayard, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Seneca Falls, New York (d. 1862)
  • 1836-08-25 Bret Harte, American author (Outcasts of Poker Flat), born in Albany, New York (d. 1902)
  • 1837-04-03 John Burroughs, American writer and nature enthusiast (Burroughs Medal namesake), born in Delaware County, New York (d. 1921)
  • 1837-04-10 Forceythe Willson, American poet (The Old Sergeant), born in Little Genesee, New York (d. 1867)
  • 1837-04-11 Elmer E. Ellsworth, American soldier, the first Union officer killed in the American Civil War, born in Malta, New York (d. 1861)
  • 1837-11-28 John Wesley Hyatt, American inventor who simplified the production of celluloid, born in Starkey, New York (d. 1920)
  • 1839-06-18 William Henry Seward Jr, American banker and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Auburn, New York (d. 1920)

Person of interestJohn D. Rockefeller

1839-07-08 John D. Rockefeller, American industrialist and founder of Standard Oil, born in Richford, New York (d. 1937)

Oil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller
Oil Industrialist
John D. Rockefeller
  • 1839-08-27 Emory Upton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), born in Batavia, New York (d. 1881)
  • 1839-09-17 Ira Erastus Davenport, American magician, claimed to be a spirit medium, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1911)
  • 1840-03-11 Edmund Kirby Jr, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brownville, New York(d. 1863)
  • 1840-07-27 Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Westchester County, New York (d. 1889)
  • 1841-02-01 William Henry Davenport, American stage magician, claimed to be a spirit medium, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1877)
  • 1842-06-06 Steele MacKaye [James Morrison Steele MacKaye], American playwright and actor (Spectatorium, Paul Kauvar), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1894)
  • 1843-08-29 David B. Hill, American politician and Governor of New York (1885-91), born in Montour Falls, New York (d. 1910)
  • 1843-09-25 Melville Reuben Bissell, American inventor of the carpet sweeper, born in Hartwick, New York (d. 1889)
  • 1843-10-22 Stephen Babcock, Oneida County New York, American Agricultural Chemist (Babcock test and father of scientific dairying)
  • 1846-09-04 Daniel Burnham, American architect and urban designer (built skyscrapers), born in Henderson, New York (d. 1912)

Person of interestGeorge Westinghouse

1846-10-06 George Westinghouse, American entrepreneur and engineer (air brakes, alternating current system), born in Central Bridge, New York (d. 1914)

Entrepreneur and Engineer George Westinghouse
Entrepreneur and Engineer
George Westinghouse
  • 1847-08-23 Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer, born in Wyoming, New York (d. 1927)
  • 1847-12-02 Deacon White, American baseball player and a star during the first two decades of the sport's professional era, born in Caton, New York (d. 1939)
  • 1849-05-05 Hambletonian, greatest standardbred horse, born in Chester, New York

Person of interestEmma Lazarus

1849-07-22 Emma Lazarus, poet ("New Colossus" - on the base of Statue of Liberty), born in NYC, New York

  • 1850-01-11 J C Arthur, botanist (studied rusts), born in Lowville, New York
  • 1850-05-08 Ross Barnes, American baseball player, born in Mount Morris, New York (d. 1915)
  • 1851-09-07 Edward Asahel Birge, American pioneer in limnology, born in Troy, New York (d. 1950)
  • 1852-04-13 Frank W. Woolworth, American businessman, founder of F. W. Woolworth Co, born in Rodman, New York (d. 1919)
  • 1853-12-09 Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, pitcher (60-12 in 1884), born in Rochester, New York

Person of interestGeorge Eastman

1854-07-12 George Eastman, American inventor (Kodak camera, founder of the Eastman Kodak Company), born in Waterville, New York (d. 1932)

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
  • 1856-01-18 John Hyatt Brewer, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1931)
  • 1856-03-09 Eddie Foy Sr. [Edwin Fitzgerald], Irish-American actor, singer and dancer (A Favorite Fool), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1928)

Person of interestFrank Kellogg

1856-12-22 Frank Kellogg, US Secretary of State (1925-29), tried to outlaw war (Nobel 1929), born in Potsdam, New York (d. 1937)

US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
US Secretary of State
Frank Kellogg
  • 1858-06-29 George Washington Goethals, American engineer (built Panama Canal), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1928)

Person of interestGrandma Moses

1860-09-07 Grandma Moses [Anna Maria], American primitive painter (Old Oaken Bucket), born in Greenwich, New York (d. 1961)

Primitive Painter Grandma Moses
Primitive Painter
Grandma Moses
  • 1860-10-12 Elmer Ambrose Sperry, American entrepreneur and inventor (gyrocompass), born in Cincinnatus, New York (d. 1930)

Person of interestEdith Wharton

1862-01-24 Edith Wharton [-Jones], Pulitzer prize-winning novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth), born in NYC, New York (d. 1937)

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Edith Wharton
  • 1862-04-11 Charles Evans Hughes, American statesman, Republican politician and 11th Chief Justice of Supreme Court (1930-41), born in Glens Falls, New York (d. 1948)
  • 1863-10-08 Edythe Chapman, American actress (Beyond the Rocks), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1948)
  • 1864-07-13 John Jacob Astor IV, American businessman and soldier (richest passenger aboard the Titanic), born in Rhinebeck, New York (d. 1912)
  • 1864-12-06 William S Hart, American actor, silent Westerns (Wild Bill Hickok, Tumbleweeds), born in Newburgh, New York (d. 1946)
  • 1865-02-05 Harvey Worthington Loomis, American composer (Lyrics of the Red Man), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1930)
  • 1865-05-02 Clyde Fitch, American playwright, born in Elmira, New York (d. 1909)
  • 1865-05-26 Robert W. Chambers, American artist and fiction writer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1933)
  • 1865-06-10 Frederick A Cook, American explorer, claimed to have 1st discovered North Pole, born in Callicoon, New York (d. 1940)
  • 1867-01-21 James Marcus, American actor (The Eagle, The Lonely Trail), born in NYC, New York (d. 1937)
  • 1867-03-27 Edyth Walker, American opera singer, born in Hopewell, New York (d. 1950)
  • 1867-08-25 James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat, born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1951)
  • 1867-09-07 J. P. Morgan, Jr. [John Pierpont], American financier and son of J.P. Morgan, Sr., (J.P. Morgan & Co.), born in Irvington, New York (d. 1943)
  • 1868-05-19 John Fillmore Hayford, American Geodesist who established the theory of isostasy and founded the modern science of geodesy (precise measurements of the shape of the earth), born in Rouses Point, New York
  • 1868-08-20 Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player, born in Rosedale, New York (d. 1954)
  • 1868-08-22 Willis Rodney Whitney, American Chemist, founder of the General Electric research laboratory, and pioneer of industrial scientific research, born in Jamestown, NY (d. 1958)
  • 1868-12-25 Eugenie Besserer, American actress (Jazz Singer), born in Watertown, New York (d. 1934)
  • 1869-04-27 William Victor Harris, American composer, born in New York (d. 1943)
  • 1870-07-24 Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., American landscape architect, born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1957)
  • 1872-01-27 Learned Hand, Chief judge (US Court of Appeals), born in Albany, New York
  • 1872-03-03 Willie Keeler, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (highest career AB-per-strikeout ratio in MLB history), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1923)
  • 1872-03-13 Oswald Garrison Villard, American journalist and editor of the New York Evening Post, born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 1949)
  • 1872-07-26 George Louis Beer, American historian (authority on British colonies), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1920)
  • 1872-08-15 Rubin Goldmark, American composer and teacher, born in New York (d. 1936)
  • 1873-04-07 John McGraw, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder/manager (manager NY Giants World Series champions 1905, 21-22), born in Truxton, New York (d. 1934)
  • 1873-12-30 Alfred "Al" Smith, American politician, 4 time Governor of New York (1919-20 and 1923-28), and 1st Catholic nominee for US President (1928), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1944)

Person of interestThomas J. Watson

1874-02-17 Thomas J. Watson, Sr., American businessman (Chairman and CEO of IBM, 1914-1956), born in Campbell, New York (d. 1956)

Businessman and Entrepreneur Thomas J. Watson
Businessman and Entrepreneur
Thomas J. Watson

Person of interestOwen D. Young

1874-10-27 Owen D. Young, American industrialist (RCA) and diplomat (Young Plan), born in Stark, New York (d. 1962)

Diplomat and Industrialist Owen D. Young
Diplomat and Industrialist
Owen D. Young
  • 1874-11-09 Albert Francis Blakeslee, American botanist, born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1954)
  • 1875-03-14 Isadore Gilbert Mudge, American librarian and author (Thackeray Dictionary), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1957)
  • 1875-04-04 Samuel S. Hinds, American actor (Raven, Test Pilot), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1948)
  • 1876-05-19 William King Gregory, Greenwich Village New York, American palaeontologist (mammalian teeth, evolutionary theory)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 101 - 110 of 110

  • 2015-07-04 Actress and singer Vanessa Williams (52) weds Jim Skrip in Buffalo, New York
  • 2015-10-17 Actress Bridget Moynahan (44) weds businessman Andrew Frankel at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, New York
  • 2015-11-29 Actress and designer Mary-Kate Olsen (29) marries banker Oliver Sarkozy in New York
  • 2016-02-29 Actor Michael C. Hall (45) weds editor Morgan MacGregor at New York's City Hall
  • 2016-07-07 "Million Dollar Listing New York" realtor Ryan Serhant (32) weds lawyer Emilia Bechrakis on the island of Corfu in Greece
  • 2016-10-02 Actress Zosia Mamet (28) weds actor Evan Jonigkeit at the Cedar Lakes Estate in Port Jervis, New York
  • 2017-02-27 Gossip Girl's star Penn Badgley (30) weds singer Domino Kirke in New York
  • 2017-05-13 Actor Jim Parsons marries graphic designer Todd Spiewak at the Rainbow Room in New York
  • 2017-06-02 Gotham actor Ben McKenzie (38) weds actress Morena Baccarin (38) at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens in Brooklyn, New York
  • 2018-03-03 Supermodel Chanel Iman (Victoria's Secret Angel), weds New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard in Los Angeles

Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths