New York in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 715

  • 1871-10-13 The Delphic Fraternity is founded as the Delphic Society at the State Normal School in Geneseo, New York.
  • 1871-11-16 National Rifle Association is first chartered in the State of 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
  • 1875-01-25 Anti-slavery society forms in New York
  • 1875-12-25 Lambs Club in New York forms
  • 1876-02-02 Baseball's National League forms at the Grand Central Hotel, NYC with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia and 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
  • 1881-01-22 "Cleopatra's Needle", a 3,500-year-old Ancient Egyptian obelisk is erected in Central Park, New York [1]
  • 1881-05-21 US National Lawn Tennis Association is established in NYC, 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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The first baby incubator in the U.S. in State Emigrant Hospital in New York
The first baby incubator in the U.S. in State Emigrant Hospital in 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 the 1st 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 Antonín Dvořák'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
  • 1894-12-22 United States Golf Association forms in New York
  • 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 Delta Sigma Phi fraternity founded at City College of New York, to spread "the principles of friendship and brotherhood among college men, without respect to race or creed."
  • 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

A Crackdown on Lovers in New YorkA Crackdown on Lovers in New York

1902-01-08 New York state assemblyman Francis G. ​Landon gets a bill passed to criminalize men turning around on a street and "looking at a woman in that way"

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Mulberry Street, Lower East Side in the 1900s. In the jostling streets of New York, men had to be careful.
Mulberry Street, Lower East Side in the 1900s. In the jostling streets of New York, men had to be careful.
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  • 1902-07-16 John McGraw becomes manager of MLB New York Giants; 30 year tenure begins (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
  • 1904-10-02 White Sox left-hander Doc White's streak of 45 consecutive MLB scoreless innings is snapped by the New York Highlanders in Chicago; White Sox win, 7-1 at South Side Park III
  • 1904-10-27 First section of New York subway - Lower Manhattan to Broadway Harlem, opened by Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT), fare one nickel

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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, New York City

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1905-03-07 Arthur Conan Doyle publishes "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" collection in London after public pressure to revive his famous detective (Feb New York)

  • 1905-04-17 US Supreme Court judges maximum work day unconstitutional in Lochner v. New York by declaring the "right to free contract" implicit in the due process clause of the 14th Amendment of the 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

CameraPhotography

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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Three of the four founders of Delta Sigma Pi at New York University
Three of the four founders of Delta Sigma Pi at New York University
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Music concertMusic Concert

1907-11-25 Jules Massenet's opera "Thaïs" has its first American performance in New York

Composer Jules Massenet
Composer
Jules Massenet
  • 1907-12-16 Eugenia Farrar is the 1st to sing over a wireless radio broadcast, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York
  • 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

Conference meetingConference of Interest

1909-05-31 National Conference on the Negro holds its first meeting in United Charities Building, New York (earlier form of the NAACP)

Nurse and Social Activist Lillian Wald
Nurse and Social Activist
Lillian Wald
  • 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

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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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1913-04-10 New York Highlanders play first MLB game as the New York Yankees; lose to the Washington Senators, 2-1 at Griffith Stadium

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • 1913-11-03 1st modern elastic brassiere is patented by New York socialite Mary Phelps Jacob
  • 1914-02-01 Chicago White Sox and New York Giants play a 10-inning, 3-3 tie in Cairo, Egypt in an exhibition MLB game; part of special 56-game world tour
  • 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.
  • 1915-01-11 Jacob Ruppert and Colonel Tillinghast Huston purchase the New York Yankees for $460,000, Ruppert pays his portion in cash
  • 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
  • 1915-09-08 US National Championship Men's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: William Johnston beats Maurice McLoughlin 1-6, 6-0, 7-5, 10-8 in first US event held at West Side Tennis Club, Forest Hills, New York
  • 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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25,000 women march in New York City demanding right to vote
25,000 women march in New York City demanding right to vote
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Sport awardPGA Championship

1916-10-14 1st PGA Championship Men's Golf, Siwanoy CC, Bronxville, NY: Englishman Jim Barnes defeats Jock Hutchison by 1 hole in the 36-hole final

Pioneering Golfer Jim Barnes
Pioneering Golfer
Jim Barnes
  • 1917-01-11 Guy Bolton & PG Wodehouse's "Have a Heart" premieres in New York

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1917-02-20 Jerome Kern, Guy Bolton & P.G. Wodehouse's musical "Oh, Boy!" premieres in New York

Broadway Composer Jerome Kern
Broadway Composer
Jerome Kern
  • 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

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1920-01-03 Boston Red Sox baseball club owner Harry Frazee announces agreement to sell slugger Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $125,000 in cash and a $350,000 loan; start of the 84 year "Curse of the Bambino"

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1920-01-07 Five duly elected Socialist assemblymen are denied by the New York State Assembly
  • 1920-05-01 Legendary slugger Babe Ruth records his first HR for the New York Yankees in 6-0 win over his former club, the Boston Red Sox
  • 1920-07-06 New York Yankees score MLB record 14 runs in 5th inning of a 17-0 rout of Washington Senators
  • 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

USAWall Street Bombing

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

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Aftermath of the attack on Wall Street, September 16, 1920
Aftermath of the attack on Wall Street, September 16, 1920
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

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, NYC, NY: Americans Watson Washburn & William Norris beat Japanese pair Ichiya Kumagae & Zenzo Shimizuto 6-2, 7-5, 4-6, 7-5 for 3-0 lead; ends 5-0
  • 1921-10-02 New York Yankees outfielder Babe Ruth hits then record 59th HR in 7-6 win over former club Boston Red Sox at Polo Grounds, NYC
  • 1922-10-04 Writer Grantland Rice does the announcing as the New York Giants-New York Yankees Baseball World Series is broadcast for the first time over radio (WJZ & WGY)
  • 1923-09-04 New York Yankees pitcher 'Sad Sam' Jones no-hits Philadelphia A's, 2-0

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 2,438

  • 1820-01-19 John Haskell King, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Sackets Harbor, New York (d. 1888)
  • 1820-03-09 Samuel Blatchford, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, born in Auburn, New York (d. 1893)
  • 1820-05-04 Julia Gardiner Tyler, 2nd wife of President John Tyler (1841-45), born in Gardiners Island, New York (d. 1889)
  • 1820-05-23 Lorenzo Sawyer, 9th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of California, born in Le Roy, New York (d. 1891)
  • 1820-08-03 William Miller, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1909)
  • 1820-10-05 David Wilber, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Quaker Street, Duanesburg, New York (d. 1890)
  • 1820-12-10 David Allen Russell, United States Army officer (Union), born in Salem, New York (d. 1864)
  • 1821-01-04 John James Peck, American Major General (Union Army), born in Manlius, New York (d. 1878)
  • 1821-03-19 Francis Barretto Spinola, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Old Field, New York (d. 1891)
  • 1821-04-04 Linus Yale Jr., American portrait painter and inventor (Yale cylinder lock), born in Salisbury, New York (d. 1868)
  • 1821-04-19 Mortimer Dormer Leggett, American Major General (Union Army), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 1896)
  • 1821-07-10 Christopher Columbus Augur, American Major General (Union Army), born in Kendall, New York (d. 1898)
  • 1821-09-08 Henry Baxter, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Sidney, New York (d. 1873)
  • 1821-09-11 Erastus Flaval Beadle, American publisher (Beadle's Dime Novels), born in Oswego County, New York (d. 1894)
  • 1822-04-21 Hannibal Goodwin, Episcopal priest who patented a method for making film used in Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope, born in Taughannock, New York (d. 1900)
  • 1822-04-24 Erastus Barnard Tyler, American businessman, merchant, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in West Bloomfield, New York (d. 1891)
  • 1822-06-10 John Jacob Astor III, American businessman (Astor Estate holdings), born in New York (d. 1890)
  • 1822-07-25 Schuyler Hamilton, American Major General (Union Army), born in Putnam County, New York (d. 1903)

Person of interestCharles Crocker

1822-09-16 Charles Crocker, American business tycoon and railroad executive (Central Pacific Railroad, Southern Pacific Railroad), born in Troy, New York (d. 1888)

Business Tycoon and Railroad Executive Charles Crocker
Business Tycoon and Railroad Executive
Charles Crocker

Person of interestGordon Granger

1822-11-06 Gordon Granger, American Major General during the Civil War (Union Army), born in Wayne County, New York (d. 1876)

Union General Gordon Granger
Union General
Gordon Granger
  • 1822-11-16 Charles Smith Hamilton, American Major General (Union Army), born in Westernville, New York (d. 1891)
  • 1823-04-22 Alfred Gibbs, American Major General (Union Army), born in Long Island, New York (d. 1868)
  • 1823-05-22 Solomon Bundy, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 21st district), born in Oxford, New York (d. 1889)
  • 1823-08-09 Daniel M. Frost, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Duanesburg, New York (d. 1900)

Person of interestLeland Stanford

1824-03-09 Leland Stanford, American business tycoon (Southern Pacific Railroad), 8th Governor of California and founder of Stanford University, born in Watervliet, New York (d. 1893)

Business Tycoon and Politician Leland Stanford
Business Tycoon and Politician
Leland Stanford
  • 1824-03-30 Innis Newton Palmer, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1900)
  • 1824-05-10 Charles Henry Van Wyck, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 1895)
  • 1825-05-01 George Inness, American landscape painter (Delaware Water Gap), born in Newburgh, New York (d. 1894)
  • 1825-12-19 George Frederick Bristow, American composer (Rip Van Winkle), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1898)
  • 1825-12-20 Romeyn Beck Ayres, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Manheim, New York (d. 1888)
  • 1826-08-02 William Denison Whipple, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Madison County, New York (d. 1902)
  • 1826-10-13 Lafayette Curry Baker, American investigator spy and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Stafford, New York (d. 1868)
  • 1827-02-20 Edward Stuyvesant Bragg, American politician, lawyer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Unadilla, New York (d. 1912)
  • 1827-05-27 Samuel F. Miller, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Franklin, New York (d. 1892)
  • 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)
  • 1828-11-30 Jedediah Hotchkiss, American topographer and cartographer, born in Windsor, New York (d. 1899)
  • 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)
  • 1829-04-15 Mary Harris Thompson, 1st American woman surgeon, born in Fort Ann, New York (d. 1895)
  • 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)
  • 1829-10-30 Roscoe Conkling, American politician (U.S. Senator from New York 1867-81), born in Albany, New York (d. 1888)
  • 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)
  • 1830-10-24 Belva Ann Lockwood, American attorney (1st lady to argue in Supreme Court), born in Royalton, New York (d. 1917)
  • 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)
  • 1831-12-22 Robert Ogden Tyler, Bvt Major General (Union Army), born in Hunter, New York (d. 1874)
  • 1832-04-14 James Hewett Ledlie, American civil engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Utica, New York (d. 1882)
  • 1832-04-22 Julius Sterling Morton, American politician (3rd U.S. Secretary of Agriculture) and founder of Arbor Day, born in Adams, New York (d. 1902)
  • 1832-08-23 Alexander Chambers, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cattaraugus, New York (d. 1888)
  • 1832-11-05 William W. Averell, American Major General (Union Army), born in Cameron, New York (d. 1900)
  • 1832-11-07 Andrew Dickson White, American historian and educator, 1st President of Cornell University, born in Homer, New York (d. 1918)
  • 1832-11-26 Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and women's rights leader and only woman to receive Medal of Honor (bravery during Civil War), born in Oswego, New York (d. 1919)
  • 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)
  • 1836-01-10 Charles Ingalls, father of American author Laura Ingalls Wilder, born in Cuba, New York (d. 1902)
  • 1836-04-26 Erminnie Adelle Platt, American anthropologist (first woman to specialize in ethnographic field work), born in Marcellus shale, New York (d. 1886)
  • 1836-05-27 Jay Gould, American railroad developer and speculator, born in Roxbury, New York (d. 1892)
  • 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 who was the 1st Union officer killed in the American Civil War, born in Malta, New York (d. 1861)
  • 1837-05-28 Tony Pastor, American vaudeville performer, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1908)
  • 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)
  • 1839-09-28 Frances Willard, American educator and founder (Woman's Christian Temperance Union), born in Churchville, New York (d. 1898)
  • 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)
  • 1840-09-27 Alfred Thayer Mahan, American naval officer (Influence of Sea Power), born in West Point, New York (d. 1914)
  • 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)
  • 1843-05-06 Grove Karl Gilbert, American geologist (investigated Lake Bonneville, Utah), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1918)
  • 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, American agricultural chemist (Babcock test and father of scientific dairying), born in Oneida County, New York (d. 1931)
  • 1845-01-15 Ella Flagg Young, American educator & 1st woman pres. (National Educational Association), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1918)
  • 1846-09-04 Daniel Burnham, American architect and urban designer (built skyscrapers), born in Henderson, New York (d. 1912)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

2015-07-04 American actress and singer Vanessa Williams (52) weds Jim Skrip in Buffalo, New York

Singer and Actress Vanessa Williams
Singer and Actress
Vanessa Williams
  • 2015-10-17 Actress Bridget Moynahan (44) weds businessman Andrew Frankel at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, New York

LoveWedding of Interest

2015-11-29 Actress and designer Mary-Kate Olsen (29) marries banker Oliver Sarkozy in New York

Twin Actress Mary-Kate Olsen
Twin Actress
Mary-Kate Olsen
  • 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

LoveWedding of Interest

2017-05-13 Actor Jim Parsons marries graphic designer Todd Spiewak at the Rainbow Room in New York

Actor and Producer Jim Parsons
Actor and Producer
Jim Parsons
  • 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

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