New York in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 714

  • 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
  • 1924-10-04 New York Giants became first team to play in 4 consecutive World Series; win Game 1, 4-3 at Griffith Field; lose series, 4-3 in manager John McGraw's 9th and final WS appearance
  • 1925-02-21 1st issue of "New Yorker" magazine published
  • 1925-12-26 NY Americans and Pittsburgh Pirates set an NHL record by recording a combined 141 shots on goal in Americans' 3-1 win; Roy Worters makes incredible 70 saves for Pittsburgh and Jake Forbes has 67 for NY

Sport awardPGA Championship

1926-09-25 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Salisbury GC: Walter Hagen defeats Leo Diegel, 5 & 3 in the final to win his 3rd consecutive PGA C'ship title

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
  • 1927-01-07 Commercial transatlantic telephone service inaugurated between New York & London
  • 1927-02-17 Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New York Americans, 4-1 in the team's first game since changing name from "St. Patricks"

AgreementContract of Interest

1927-03-04 Babe Ruth becomes the highest-paid player in MLB history when he signs 3-year, $70,000 per season contract with the New York Yankees

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Millions Come Up to See Mae WestMillions Come Up to See Mae West

1927-04-19 Actress Mae West found guilty of “obscenity and corrupting the morals of youth” in a New York stage play entitled "Sex". She is sentenced to 10 days in prison and fined $500, the resulting publicity launches her Hollywood career.

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Mae West at the height of her career
Mae West at the height of her career
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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
  • 1927-12-19 National Football League Championship: New York Giants (11-1-1) win first past the post title

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1928-01-10 George Gershwin, Sigmund Romberg and P. G. Wodehouse's musical "Rosalie" premieres in New York

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin
  • 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
  • 1928-04-14 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: In only their 2nd season in the NHL, New York Rangers beat Montreal Maroons, 2-1 for a 3-2 series win

  • 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
  • 1929-03-29 Stanley Cup Final, Madison Square Garden: Boston Bruins beat New York Rangers, 2-1 for a 2-0 series sweep; Boston's first Championship
  • 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
  • 1932-02-04 III Winter Olympic Games open in Lake Placid, New York
  • 1932-02-06 1st Olympic dog sled race at Lake Placid, New York (demonstration sport)
  • 1932-02-15 III Winter Olympic Games close at Lake Placid, New York

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1932-03-29 Jack Benny debuts on radio, on Ed Sullivan's New York interview program

TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
Comedian Jack Benny
Comedian
Jack Benny
  • 1932-04-09 Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: Toronto Maple Leafs beat New York Rangers, 6-4 for 3-0 series sweep; Toronto's first SC as the Maple Leafs

Film release premierFilm Premier

1932-04-12 "Grand Hotel" directed by Edmund Goulding and starring Greta Garbo and John Barrymore premieres in New York, includes the line "I want to be alone" (Best Picture/Production 1932)

Actress Greta Garbo
Actress
Greta Garbo
  • 1932-06-21 German champion Max Schmeling loses NYSAC, NBA and lineal heavyweight boxing titles in controversial split points decision to American Jack Sharkey in NYC, New York
  • 1932-07-03 After 30 years as manager of the New York Giants, John McGraw retires from baseball (2,583 wins / 1,948 losses NY)
  • 1932-10-02 New York Yankees win their 12th consecutive World Series game and sweep the Fall Classic for the third time; Bronx Bombers bang out 19 hits as they rout Chicago Cubs, 13-6 at Wrigley Field

Film release premierFilm Premier

1933-01-05 "Cavalcade" based on the play by Noël Coward, directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Diana Wynyard and Clive Brook premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1934)

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward
Actor and Director Frank Lloyd
Actor and Director
Frank Lloyd

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1933-04-13 Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON: New York Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 1-0 in OT for a 3-1 series win; first best-of-4 Finals series

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • 1933-07-22 Caterina Jarboro sings "Aida" at the New York Hippodrome, becoming the 1st black female opera singer to perform in the US

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1933-10-01 New York Giants make no 1st downs, but still beat the Green Bay Packers, 10-7 in a week 3 NFL matchup at Borchert Field, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein

Sport awardNFL Championship

1933-12-17 National Football League Championship - 1st title game, Wrigley Field, Chicago: Chicago Bears beat New York Giants, 23-21; "Bronko Nagurski Rule" - forward pass is legal anywhere behind line of scrimmage

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein
  • 1933-12-29 New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert refuses to release future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth to manage the Cincinnati Reds
  • 1934-01-15 New York Yankees slugger Babe Ruth, nearing end of illustrious career, signs a 1-year contract worth $35,000; represents a pay cut of $17,000 for "The Babe"
  • 1934-07-10 2nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-7 at Polo Grounds, NYC
  • 1934-08-04 Giants outfielder Mel Ott becomes first player in MLB history to score 6 runs in a game as New York beats Phillies, 21-4
  • 1934-12-30 New York Rangers and Boston Bruins battle out a 0-0 tie; first of a 37-game overtime undefeated streak for the Bruins, the longest in NHL history; streak spans over 4 years and includes 27 ties

Mutiny On The BountyMutiny On The Bounty

1935-11-08 "Mutiny on the Bounty" directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable premieres in New York (Best Production/Picture 1936)

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Captain Bligh (Trevor Howard) faces mutineer Fletcher Christian (Marlon Brando) in the 1962 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film Mutiny On The Bounty
Captain Bligh (Trevor Howard) faces mutineer Fletcher Christian (Marlon Brando) in the 1962 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film Mutiny On The Bounty
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  • 1935-12-15 National Football League Championship, University of Detroit Stadium: Detroit Lions beat New York Giants, 26-7; Lions first title
  • 1936-01-15 Horace Stoneham is elected president of New York Giants MLB franchise; succeeds late father, Charles; remains president for next 40 years, presiding over move to SF, before selling team in 1976

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1936-04-01 Charles "Lucky" Luciano" is arrested in Arkansas on a criminal warrant from New York

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1936-06-19 German boxer Max Schmeling KOs up-and-coming American heavyweight Joe Louis in 12 rounds at Yankee Stadium, New York

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1936-10-02 New York Yankees score Baseball World Series record 18 runs in an 18-4 rout of rival NY Giants in Game 2 at the Polo Grounds; Yankees win series 4-2
  • 1937-04-15 Stanley Cup Final, Olympia Stadium, Detroit, MI: Detroit Red Wings beat New York Rangers, 3-0 for a 3-2 series win; back-to-back titles for Red Wings

Film release premierFilm Premier

1937-08-11 "The Life of Emile Zola" directed by William Dieterle and starring Paul Muni premieres in New York (Best Picture 1938)

Actor Paul Muni
Actor
Paul Muni
  • 1937-09-16 Redskins NFL franchise play first game in Washington at Griffith Stadium; defeat the New York Giants in season opener, 13–3
  • 1938-09-21 The Great Hurricane of 1938 makes landfall on Long Island in New York. The death toll is estimated at 500-700 people.
  • 1938-10-31 Great Depression: In an effort to try restore investor confidence, the New York Stock Exchange unveils a fifteen-point program aimed to upgrade protection for the investing public.
  • 1938-12-11 National Football League Championship, Polo Grounds, NYC: New York Giants beat Green Bay Packers, 23-17; record title game attendance 48,120
  • 1938-12-20 Boston Bruins rookie goalie Frankie Brimsek records his 3rd straight shutout with a 3-0 win over the New York Americans, making it his incredible sixth shutout in his first 8 NHL games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939-01-12 Timely Comics (later Marvel) founded by American publisher Martin Goodman in New York

Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader Stan Lee
Comic-Book Artist and Marvel Creative Leader
Stan Lee
  • 1939-01-15 1st NFL All Star Game, Wrigley Field, Chicago: New York Giants beat All America All-Stars, 13-10
  • 1939-04-29 Whitestone Bridge connecting the New York boroughs of Bronx and Queens opens
  • 1939-04-30 New York World's Fair opens

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1939-04-30 Lou Gehrig sets a MLB record playing his 2,130th consecutive and final game for the New York Yankees.

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1939-07-11 7th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Yankee Stadium, New York NY Yankee/AL maanager Joe McCarthy starts 6 Yankees
  • 1939-07-22 Jane Bolin becomes the 1st African American female judge in New York
  • 1939-12-10 National Football League Championship, Dairy Bowl, West Allis, Wisconsin: Green Bay Packers beat New York Giants, 27-0; Packers 5th title
  • 1940-04-13 Stanley Cup Final, Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario: New York Rangers beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-2 for 4-2 series victory; Rangers last Cup win for 54 years
  • 1940-04-19 "Lake Shore Ltd" derails speed killing 34 near Little Falls, New York

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940-09-23 Dutch artist Piet Mondrian leaves Europe for New York, where he lives for the rest of his life

Abstract Painter Piet Mondrian
Abstract Painter
Piet Mondrian
  • 1941-03-01 Rangers' goalie Dave Kerr becomes the 5th goaltender in NHL history to record 200 career victories when New York wins, 3-1 over the Canadiens at Montreal

MurderMurder of Interest

1941-05-09 Louis Buchalter is arraigned in New York state court on the 1936 Joseph Rosen murder along with three other murders

  • 1941-07-06 New York Yankees team unveils a monument to former captain Lou Gehrig in center field at Yankee Stadium; the future Hall of Famer died the previous month
  • 1941-09-04 New York Yankees clinch their 3rd straight AL pennant; beat the Red Sox, 6-3; earliest date in baseball history a team has captured a flag

Film release premierFilm Premier

1941-10-28 "How Green Was My Valley" based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn, directed by John Ford and starring Walter Pidgeon and Maureen O'Hara premieres in New York (Best Picture 1942)

Film director John Ford
Film director
John Ford
  • 1941-12-02 New York Giants name Mel Ott as player-manager; replaces another future Baseball Hall of Famer Bill Terry, who heads Giants' farm system
  • 1942-01-09 In his 20th title defence, Joe Louis KOs Buddy Baer in the 1st round of their rematch to retain his world heavyweight boxing title at New York’s Madison Square Garden
  • 1942-07-06 10th MLB All Star Game: AL wins 3-1 at Polo Grounds, NYC, AL runs are homers
  • 1942-08-01 Race riots in Harlem, New York

Film release premierFilm Premier

1942-10-22 "Now, Voyager" film directed by Irving Rapper starring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and Claude Rain premieres in New York

  • 1943-01-01 Chicago Black Hawks field first trio of brothers to play together in an NHL game; Max, Doug and Reggie Bentley appear for the Hawks in a 6-5 win over the New York Rangers at Chicago Stadium
  • 1943-02-18 A syndicate headed by New York lumberman William D Cox buys MLB's Philadelphia Phillies for $850,000; 33 year-old Cox is youngest owner in baseball
  • 1943-08-31 1st battle of Essex/new Yorktown: US assault on Marcus Island
  • 1943-10-02 New York Yankees sweep 14th MLB doubleheader of year, beating St. Louis Browns, 5-1 & 7-6 at Yankee Stadium
  • 1943-12-16 "Tamiami Champion" (New York to Florida) trains collide, kills 73 & injures 200

Film release premierFilm Premier

1944-05-03 "Going My Way", directed by Leo McCarey and starring Bing Crosby premieres in New York (Best Picture 1945)

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1944-08-01 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. elected 1st African-American congressman from New York

  • 1944-10-01 St Louis Browns beat New York Yankees 5-2 at Sportsman's Park III to win their only AL pennant; lose World Series 4-2 to neighbour Cardinals
  • 1945-01-03 Cato-Meridian School, New York, installs germicidal lamps in every room
  • 1946-04-30 Cleveland Indians pitcher Bob Feller's 2nd career MLB no-hitter; beats New York Yankees, 1-0
  • 1946-11-01 First Basketball Association of America game; New York Knicks beat Toronto Huskies, 68-66 at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto
  • 1946-11-11 New York Knicks play their first Basketball Association of American (BAA) home game at Madison Square Garden; lose, 78-68 to Chicago Stags in overtime

Film release premierFilm Premier

1946-12-20 Christmas classic "It's a Wonderful Life" film premieres in New York, directed by Frank Capra, starring James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore

Actor Lionel Barrymore
Actor
Lionel Barrymore
Actor James Stewart
Actor
James Stewart
Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1947-05-16 Billie Holiday is arrested in her New York apartment for possession of narcotics

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday
  • 1947-09-03 New York Yankees total 18 hits, all singles to rout Boston Red Sox, 11-2 at Fenway Park

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1947-10-02 New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra hits the first pinch-hit home run in Baseball World Series history off Ralph Branca in the 7th inning of a 9-8 loss to the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 3

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra

Film release premierFilm Premier

1947-11-11 "Gentlemen's Agreement" directed by Elia Karan and starring Gregory Peck and Dorothy McGuire premieres in New York (Best Picture 1948)

  • 1948-01-02 WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, NY (PBS) begins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948-01-31 J. D. Salinger's short story "A Perfect Day for Banana Fish" appears in the New Yorker

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger
  • 1948-08-20 US expels Soviet Consul General in New York, Jacob Lomakin

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 2,438


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 Hall of Fame catcher (NL batting champion, RBI leader 1877); Boston Red Stockings), born in Caton, New York (d. 1939)
  • 1848-12-12 William Kissam Vanderbilt, American businessman, born in New Dorp, Staten Island, New York (d. 1920)
  • 1848-12-15 Edwin Blashfield, American painter who decorated the dome of Library of Congress, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1936)
  • 1849-05-05 Hambletonian, greatest standardbred horse, born in Chester, New York

Person of interestEmma Lazarus

1849-07-22 Emma Lazarus, Americn 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)
  • 1851-12-10 Melvil Dewey, American librarian and educator (created Dewey Decimal System for libraries), born in Adams Center, New York (d. 1931)
  • 1852-04-13 Frank W. Woolworth, American businessman, founder of F. W. Woolworth Co, born in Rodman, New York (d. 1919)
  • 1852-05-25 William Muldoon, American wrestler and owner of NY health institute "The Olympia", born in Caneadea, Allegany County, New York (d. 1933)
  • 1853-12-09 Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, American pitcher (60-12 in 1884), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1897)
  • 1854-04-13 Richard T. Ely, American economist and author (Hard Times), born in Ripley, New York (d. 1943)

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
  • 1855-01-28 William Seward Burroughs, American inventor of the 1st workable adding machine, born in rural New York (d. 1898)
  • 1855-10-24 James S. Sherman, 27th Vice President of the United States (1909-1912), born in Utica, New York (d. 1912)
  • 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)
  • 1856-05-15 Lyman Frank Baum, American children's book author (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz), born in Chittenango, New York (d. 1919)

Person of interestTimothy Thomas Fortune

1856-10-03 Timothy Thomas Fortune, American orator, civil rights leader, writer and publisher (New York Age), born in Marianna, Florida (d. 1928)

Orator, Writer and Civil Rights Leader Timothy Thomas Fortune
Orator, Writer and Civil Rights Leader
Timothy Thomas Fortune

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
  • 1857-12-31 King Kelly, American baseball player, born in Troy, New York (d. 1894)
  • 1858-06-29 George Washington Goethals, American army general and civil engineer who supervised the construction of the Panama Canal, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1928)
  • 1859-01-05 DeWitt Bristol Brace, inventor (spectrophotometer), born in Wilson, New York (d. 1905)
  • 1859-03-19 Edward J. McKeever, American baseball executive (co-owner Brooklyn Dodgers), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1925)
  • 1859-09-17 Richard Henry Warren, American organist and composer, born in Albany, New York (d. 1933)

Person of interestGrandma Moses

1860-09-07 Grandma Moses [Anna Mary Robertson], 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)
  • 1860-12-18 Edward Alexander MacDowell, American composer (Indian Suite), born in New York (d. 1908)
  • 1860-12-22 Austin Norman Palmer, American penmanship innovator, born in Fort Jackson, New York (d. 1927)
  • 1861-10-04 Frederic Remington, American artist and sculptor of American West, born in Canton, New York (d. 1909)

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)
  • 1862-05-28 Henry Slocum, American tennis player (US Nationals 1888-89), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1949)
  • 1863-10-08 Edythe Chapman, American actress (Beyond the Rocks), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1948)
  • 1864-06-13 Dwight B. Waldo, American educator (first President of Western Michigan University), born in Arcade, New York (d. 1939)
  • 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 silent film actor (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)

Person of interestClyde Fitch

1865-05-02 Clyde Fitch, American playwright, born in Elmira, New York (d. 1909)

Playwright Clyde Fitch
Playwright
Clyde Fitch
  • 1865-05-25 John Mott, American evangelist and organizer (YMCA, Nobel 1946), born in Livingston Manor, Sullivan County, New York (d. 1955)
  • 1865-05-26 Robert W. Chambers, American artist and fiction writer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1933)
  • 1865-06-10 Frederick 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
  • 1868-06-20 Helen Miller Shepard, American philanthropist who established Hall of Fame, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1938)
  • 1868-08-20 Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1890), 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)
  • 1869-01-23 Herbert David Croly, American author (Promise of American Life), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1930)
  • 1869-04-27 William Victor Harris, American composer, born in New York (d. 1943)
  • 1870-06-15 Maud Barger-Wallach, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1908), born at New York, NY (d. 1954)
  • 1870-07-24 Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., American landscape architect, born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1957)
  • 1870-11-22 Howard Brockway, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1951)
  • 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 Thomas J. Watson
Businessman
Thomas J. Watson
  • 1874-03-04 Helen Hellwig, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1894), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1960)
  • 1874-08-06 Charles Fort, American writer and researcher (specialized in anomalous phenomena), born in Albany, New York (d. 1932)

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)
  • 1876-09-15 Frank Gannett, American newspaper publisher (Gannett), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1957)

Person of interestWillis Carrier

1876-11-26 Willis Carrier, American engineer (developed modern air conditioning), born in Angola, New York (d. 1950)

Engineer Willis Carrier
Engineer
Willis Carrier
  • 1877-03-15 Malcolm Whitman, American tennis player (US Nat C'ships 1898-1900), born in New York, NY (d. 1932)
  • 1877-10-11 John Parsons Beach, American composer, born in Gloversville, New York (d. 1953)
  • 1877-10-25 Henry Norris Russell, American astronomer (Hertzsprung-Russell diagram), born in Oyster Bay, New York (d. 1957)
  • 1878-01-16 Harry Carey [Henry DeWitt Carey II], American actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Red River), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1947)
  • 1878-11-23 Holcombe Ward, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1904; President USLTA 1937-47), born in New York, NY (d. 1967)
  • 1879-04-15 Melville Henry Cane, American lawyer and poet (Making a Poem), born in Plattsburgh, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1879-05-22 Eastwood Lane, American composer, born in Brewerton, New York (d. 1951)
  • 1879-06-30 Walter Hampden, American actor (Five Fingers, Hunchback of Notre Dame), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1955)

Person of interestMargaret Sanger

1879-09-14 Margaret Sanger, American nurse, birth control proponent and feminist, born in Corning, New York (d. 1966)

  • 1880-03-03 Florence Auer, American actress (Eradicating Aunty), born in Albany, New York (d. 1962)
  • 1880-07-27 Jack Doscher, American baseball pitcher (1st son of a major leaguer to play MLB), born in Troy, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1880-11-01 Grantland Rice, American sportswriter (New York Herald Tribune 1914-30, Colliers 1925-37), born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee (d. 1954)
  • 1881-07-02 Royal H. Weller, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1929)
  • 1881-09-08 Harry Hillman, American athlete (3 Gold Olympic 1904), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1945)
  • 1881-11-08 Frank Speck, American anthropologist (Algonquin Tribes and Eastern Woodland Native Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1950)

Person of interestFranklin D. Roosevelt

1882-01-30 Franklin Roosevelt, 32nd US President (Democrat: 1933-1945), born in Hyde Park, New York (d. 1945)

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Person of interestHenry J. Kaiser

1882-05-09 Henry J. Kaiser, American ship builder and industrialist (Liberty Ships, Jeeps, Boulder Dam), born in Sprout Brook, New York (d. 1967)

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Industrialist
Henry J. Kaiser
  • 1882-06-21 Rockwell Kent, American artist, painter and illustrator (Canterbury Tales), born in Tarrytown, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1882-07-22 Edward Hopper, American painter (Nighthawks, House by the Railroad), born in Upper Nyack, New York (d. 1967)
  • 1882-09-17 Frank Schulte, American baseball outfielder (NL MVP 1911; Chicago Cubs), born in Cochecton, New York (d. 1949)
  • 1883-03-29 Donald Dexter Van Slyke, American chemist (Micromanometric analysis), born in Pike, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1884-01-10 James Philip Dunn, American composer, born in New York (d. 1936)
  • 1884-07-06 Harold Vanderbilt, American yachtsman and America's Cup winner (1930, 34, 37), born in Oakdale, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1884-09-17 Charles Tomlinson Griffes, American composer (White Peacock), born in Elmira, New York (d. 1920)

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