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Where is Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City)?  The name Manhattan derives from the word Manna-hata, as written in the 1609 logbook of Robert Juet, an officer on Henry Hudson's yacht Halve Maen (Half Moon). A 1610 map depicts the name as Manna-hata, twice, on both the west and east sides of the Mauritius River (later named the Hudson River). The word "Manhattan" has been translated as "island of many hills" from the Lenape language. Wikipedia

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1609 - September - Navigator Henry Hudson discovers island of Manhattan

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1610 - June 10 - 1st Dutch settlers arrive (from NJ), to colonize Manhattan Island

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June 10, 1610
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1625 - New Amsterdam founded
Now New York City. Was settled 1624 on Governor's Island, moved to Manhattan 1625.
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1626 - May 6 - Dutch colonist Peter Minuit buys Manhattan Island from local Indians for 60 guilders worth of trinkets

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1725 - First Newspaper in New York
The first [newspaper] in New York was "The New York Gazette," [published] in 1725.

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1765 - New York City hosts a colony conference dealing with the King of England's Stamp Act

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1770 - January 19 - Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)

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1777 - New York City, long occupied by British troops, was evacuated.

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January 23, 1780 - The coldest day of the coldest month of record in the northeastern U.S.
A British Army thermometer in New York City registered a reading of 16 degrees below zero. During that infamous hard winter the harbor was frozen solid for five weeks, and the port was cut off from sea supply.
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January 23, 1780
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1785 - New York City named nation's capitol

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1789 - George Washington inaugurated as first U. S. president in New York City

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1792 - July 1 - A tremendous storm (a tornado or hurricane) hit Philadelphia and New York City. Many young people were drowned while out boating on that Sunday.

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1799 - September 1 - Bank of Manhattan Company opens in NYC (forerunner to Chase Manhattan)

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January 25, 1821 - The Hudson River was frozen solid during the midst of the coldest winter in forty-one years.
Thousands of persons crossed the ice from New York City to New Jersey, and refreshment taverns were set up in the middle of the river to warm pedestrians.
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January 25, 1821
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June 28, 1832: Cholera epidemic began in N.Y.C.

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June 28, 1832
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1835 - AWFUL CONFLAGRATION !!
Our city has just been the theatre and the victim of the most disastrous visitation ever known to this Continent !! The heart of her business, her commerce, and her wealth, is now a blackened mass of smouldering ruins !! New York has received a blow, from the effects of which the utmost exertion of ...Read MORE...


1837 - May 10 – The Panic of 1837 begins in New York City.

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May 10, 1837
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1855 - We Wish You a Happy New Year.
We know how busy you are this morning - you can't stop to take a third cup, nor to eat half a breakfast; you are in a pet about your boots - in a stew about the barber - and you, good lady, have the parlor to put in order - and to dress - we'll hold you but a moment.

A happy New Year to you! A me...
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1856 - St. Valentine's Day.
This is St. Valentine's Day, and if there has not been a wonderful reform in the general mind, since February last, a great many foolish lines will be written, and a great many bad ones sent to silly girls and vanity-stuffed young men, before night fall. The origin of St. Valentine's Day is not know...Read MORE...


1857 - March 23 – Elisha Otis' first elevator is installed (at 488 Broadway, New York City).

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March 23, 1857
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1857 - October 13 – Panic of 1857: New York banks close and do not reopen until December 12.

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October 13, 1857
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1858 - October 28 – Macy's department store, founded by R.H. Macy, opens for business in New York.

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October 28, 1858
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1863 - July 13 – American Civil War – New York Draft Riots: In New York City, opponents of conscription begin 3 days of violent rioting, which will be regarded as the worst in the history of the United States.

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July 13, 1863
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1864 - May 18 - The Civil War Gold Hoax was an 1864 hoax perpetrated by two US journalists to exploit the financial situation during the American Civil War.
On May 18, 1864, two New York City newspapers, the New York World and the New York Journal of Commerce, published a story that President Abraham Lincoln had issued a proclamation of conscription of 400,000 more men into the Union army. At the time, there were fierce battles taking place between Unio...Read MORE...


1865 - January 4 – The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City.

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January 4, 1865
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1867 - FIREWORK EXPLOSION - THREE MEN SERIOUSLY INJURED.
Yesterday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock, as EDWARD KENNY, a porter in the employ of Messrs. Purdy & Co., dealers in fireworks, at No. 34 Maiden Lane, was engaged in nailing the lid of a case containing a large quantity of "Union" torpedoes, he inadvertently drove a nail through one of the packages a...Read MORE...


1873 - September 18 – The New York stock market crash triggers the Panic of 1873, part of the Long Depression.

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September 18, 1873
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1874 - November 9 - A famous hoax at the zoo, called the New York Zoo hoax, is also known as The Central Park Zoo Escape and the Central Park Menagerie Scare of 1874.
It was a hoax perpetrated by the New York Herald about a supposed breakout of animals from the Central Park Zoo on November 9, 1874.
The article warned that dangerous animals were loose in the city, with casualties of 49 dead and 200 injured. Many readers panicked, even though the end of the story ...
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1874 - November 9 - A famous hoax at the zoo, called the New York Zoo hoax, is also known as The Central Park Zoo Escape and the Central Park Menagerie Scare of 1874.
It was a hoax perpetrated by the New York Herald about a supposed breakout of animals from the Central Park Zoo on November 9, 1874.
The article warned that dangerous animals were loose in the city, with casualties of 49 dead and 200 injured. Many readers panicked, even though the end of the story ...
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1875 - December 4 – Notorious New York City politician Boss Tweed escapes from prison and flees to Cuba, then to Spain.

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December 4, 1875
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1879 - May 30 – New York City's Gilmore's Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt, and is opened to the public at 26th Street and Madison Avenue.

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May 30, 1879
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1880 - DESTRUCTION AND DEATH - A FRESH HORROR FURNISHED IN NEW YORK CITY.
FALL OF THE MADISON SQUARE GARDEN - THE BUILDING FILLED WITH PEOPLE IN AID OF A CHARITY - SEVERAL PERSONS KILLED AND MANY MORE INJURED.

New York, April 21. - An accident of a fatal character and which caused intense excitement, occurred at the Madison Square Garden tonight. The Hahnemann Hospital...
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1882 - March 3 - NY Steam Corp begins distributing steam to Manhattan buildings

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1882 - September 4 - Thomas Edison flips the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in history, lighting one square mile of lower Manhattan. This is considered by many as the day that began the electrical age.

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1883 - January 4 – Life magazine is founded in New York City.

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January 4, 1883
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1883 - November 27 - Fire engines were called out in New York City and New Haven, CT, as a result of the afterglow of the sunset due to vivid red ash from the Krakatoa Volcano explosion in August.

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1885 - February 16 – Charles Dow publishes the first edition of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The index stood at a level of 62.76, and represented the dollar average of 14 stocks: 12 railroads and two leading American industries.

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February 16, 1885
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1885 - March 3 – A subsidiary of the American Bell Telephone Company, American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T), is incorporated in New York.

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March 3, 1885
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1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
The formal reception of Bartholdi's great statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World" took place at yesterday at New York with impressive ceremonies. The city was decorated wand the harbor was gay with bunting. The statue, on board the French steamer Isere, was escorted up the bay by several French a...Read MORE...


1888 - "The Great White Hurricane"
March 11-14, 1888
More than 120 winters have come and gone since the so-called “Great White Hurricane,” but this whopper of a storm still lives in infamy. After a stretch of rainy but unseasonably mild weather, temperatures plunged and vicious winds kicked up, blanketing the East Coast in snow and ...
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1889 - June 8 – The Wall Street Journal is established.

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June 8, 1889
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1891 - May 5 – The Music Hall in New York (now known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with maestro Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.

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May 5, 1891
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1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.
New York, Jan. 1. - Without any ceremony or formal opening the immigration officials of this city today settled down on Ellis Island in the harbor and the barge office is known to them no more. The steamship Nevada was the first to arrive at the new landing place. Her immigrants were put aboard the ...Read MORE...


1893 - May 5 – Panic of 1893: A crash on the New York Stock Exchange starts a depression.

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May 5, 1893
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1894 - September 4 – In New York City, 12,000 tailors strike against sweatshop working conditions.

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September 4, 1894
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1895 - BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION COLLAPSES.
New York, March 2. - The accident occurred about 3:55 o'clock in the afternoon. Without the slightest sound that might have warned the 50 men that worked near it, the central wall to the four double tenement houses being erected at 151 to 157 Orchard Street, crumbled and fell. With the wall went por...Read MORE...


1895 - November 25 - Oscar Hammerstein opens the Olympia Theatre, the first theatre to be built in New York City's Times Square district.

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November 25, 1895
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1896 - Nine-day heatwave in NYC killed 420

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1897 - September 21 – Francis P. Church responds to a letter to the editor that is known as the famous "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" letter. (wikipedia)
"DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old.
"Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus.
"Papa says, 'If you see it in THE SUN it's so.'
"Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?

"VIRGINIA O'HANLON.
"115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET."

VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They ha...
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1897 - While Preparing a Christmas Tree for Her Children Mrs. Rice Fell Dead - A CLOCK'S SUPPOSED WARNING
Father Had Saved His Earnings for Six Months to Give His Children the First Tree They Had Ever Had.

"Mamma, the clock has stopped between 12 and 1 o'clock. Something is going to happen sure between now and New Year's," said little Frieda Rice to her mother on Christmas morning, just as Mrs. Rice ...
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1898 - January 1 – New York City annexes land from surrounding counties, creating the City of Greater New York. The city is geographically divided into five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.

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January 1, 1898
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1899 - CANDELEMAS DAY AT HAND.
Something About That Day and the Practices and Beliefs Popularly Associated with It.

The careless, everyday reader, who is too busy to trouble himself about musty historic matters and exact dates, may perhaps be surprised to learn that the day which sands out hon his local calendar as "groundhog ...
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1899 - July 19 – The Newsboys Strike takes place when the Newsies of New York go on strike (until August 2).

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July 19, 1899
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1900 - March 24 - New York City Mayor Robert Anderson Van Wyck breaks ground for a new underground "Rapid Transit Railroad" that would link Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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March 24, 1900
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1901 - May 17 – The U.S. stock market crashes.

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May 17, 1901
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1902 - January 8 – A train collision in the New York Central Railroad's Park Avenue Tunnel kills 17, injures 38, and leads to increased demand for electric trains and led to the banning of Steam locomotives in the state.

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January 8, 1902
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1902 - June 15 – The New York Central railroad inaugurates the 20th Century Limited passenger train between Chicago and New York City.

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June 15 1902
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1903 - March 2 – In New York City, the Martha Washington Hotel, the first hotel exclusively for women, opens.

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March 2, 1903
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1903 - ACROSS THE CONTINENT IN AN AUTOMOBILE
Two Men Travel from San Francisco to New York - Have Reached Syracuse.

Special to the New York Times.

SYRACUSE. July 23. - Dr H. Nelson Jackson of Burlington, Vt., and Sewall K. Crocker of Tacoma, Washington, arrived here tonight in an automobile on a pleasure trip from San Francisco to New Y...
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1903 - October 9 - New York City was deluged with 11.17 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a state record.

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October 9, 1903
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1903 - December 19 - Williamsburg suspension bridge opens between Brooklyn & Manhattan

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1904 - June 15 – A fire aboard the steamboat General Slocum in New York City's East River kills 1,021.

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June 15, 1904
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1904 - October 27 – The first underground line of the New York City Subway opens.

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October 27, 1904
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1904 - December 31 – In New York City, the first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square.

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December 31, 1904
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1906
Manhattan, a borough of the city of New York. It comprises Manhattan, Governor's, Bedloe's, Ellis, Oyster, Blackwell's, Randall's, and Ward's islands, — that is, the SW. part of New York co. It contains more than half of the population of the municipality of New York, and constitutes (with the borou...Read MORE...


1909 - FIRE WIPES OUT A LANDMARK.
Parkinson's in Whitehall Street Destroyed and Several Persons Burned.

An aged scrubwoman was seriously burned and three men, one a fireman, were slightly injured yesterday in a fire which destroyed the three-story brick building at 40-42 Whitehall Street, just off Bowling Green. The building was ...
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1909 - March 30 - Queensboro Bridge opens, linking Manhattan & Queens

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1910 - Saved by a Strong Clothesline
Five-Story Fall Didn’t Feaze [sic] Him
Seven-Year-Old, Emulating Feats of Firemen, Drops Through Tenement Clothes Lines. Four Broke Under Him
Fifth Held and a Neighbor Rescues Him-”I Ain’t Hurt; I Could Do It Again,” His Comment.

The conventional hero of melodrama whose life hung by a single th...
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1911 - March 25 – A fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City kills 146.

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March 25, 1911
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1913 - February 1 – New York City's Grand Central Terminal, having been rebuilt, reopens as the world's largest railroad station.

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February 1, 1913
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1913 - April 24 – The Woolworth Building opens in New York City. Designed by Cass Gilbert, it is the tallest building in the world at this date and for more than a decade after.

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April 24, 1913
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1914 - August 1 - New York Stock Exchange closed due to war in Europe, where nearly all stock exchanges are already closed.

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August 1, 1914
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1914 - Carrier Pigeon is Bridal Messenger
NEW YORK, Nov. 3 - Ever since a Belgian rabbit escaped from one of the rooms on the fifth floor of the Prince George hotel, A. M. Gutterson, the assistant manager, has been especially on alert to see that no persons take animals to their rooms. Yesterday Mr. Gutterson observed a man carrying a small...Read MORE...


1914 - December 12 – The New York Stock Exchange re-opens, having been closed since August 1 except for bond trading.

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December 12, 1914
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1920 - January 9 – Thousands of onlookers watch as "The Human Fly" George Polley climbs the Woolworth Building in New York City. He reaches the 30th floor before being arrested.

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January 9, 1920
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1924 - November 27 – In New York City the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held

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November 27, 1924
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1926 - February 1 – Land on Broadway and Wall Street in New York City is sold at a record $7 per sq inch.

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February 1, 1926
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1928 - LOST BELLBOY FOUND
Youngster Wind Gold Medal for Refusing to Sell Liquor

NEW YORK. March 25 - Satisfaction of the existence of a non-bootlegging bellboy was the feature of a medal bestowing ceremony at the Hotel Prince George today.

The young dry hero was Russell Woods. He stood at attention while A. M. Gutterso...
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1929 - October 24–29 – Wall Street Crash of 1929: Three multi-digit percentage drops wipe out more than $30 billion from the New York Stock Exchange (10 times greater than the annual budget of the federal government).

1929 : The Great Crash.
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In the 1920s, the stock market was rapidly growing. Many investors hoped to quickly get rich.

The Great Crash aff...
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1930 - February 26 - 1st red & green traffic lights installed (Manhattan NYC)

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February 26, 1930
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1931 - May 1 - The Empire State Building Opens
President Herbert Hoover pressed a button in Washington, D.C., and on came the lights in the world's tallest skyscraper. Before that, the Chrysler Building briefly held the record at 1046 feet.

Standing proud on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 34th Street in New York City, the Empire State Buildi...
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1932 - November 16 – New York City's Palace Theatre fully converts to a cinema, which is considered the final death knell of vaudeville as a popular entertainment in the United States.

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November 16, 1932
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1932 - December 27 - Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City.

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December 27, 1932
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1933 - March 15 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average rises from 53.84 to 62.10. The day's gain of 15.34%, achieved during the depths of the Great Depression, remains to date as the largest 1-day percentage gain for the index.

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March 15, 1933
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1934 - Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade established in New York City

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1935 - March 19 – Harlem Riot of 1935: A race riot breaks out in Harlem (New York City) after a rumor circulates that a teenage Puerto Rican shoplifter in the S. H. Kress & Co. department store has been brutally beaten.

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March 19, 1935
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1936 - July 11 - Triborough Bridge linking Manhattan, Bronx & Queens opens

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July 11, 1936
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1938 - "Long Island Express" - HURRICANE, FLOODS SWEEP NEW ENGLAND. 296 WERE KILLED IN STORM ALONG ATLANTIC COAST; PROPERTY DAMAGE ENORMOUS.
...New York City Drenched.
New York city's 7,000,000 inhabitants, who barely escaped the worst of the storm, were drenched with a 4 1/2 inch rain. The wind blew 75 miles an hour. Lights failed for two hours last night in two sections of the city. Subway service was halted for a time and thousands w...
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1939 - April 30 - World's Fair opens in New York City

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1940 - November 18 - George Matesky, New York City's Mad Bomber places his first bomb at a Manhattan office building used by Consolidated Edison.

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1943 - March 31 – Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! opens on Broadway

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March 31, 1943
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1944 - HURRICANE HITS NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND COASTS. HIGH WINDS LASH JERSEY, LONG ISLAND.
...In New York City, sidewalks were virtually deserted. Wind whipping sheets of rain around the corners of tall buildings smashed plate glass windows.

Four persons were cut by flying glass when the window of a Broadway self-service restaurant was blown in.

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July 28, 1945: A U.S. bomber flying through thick fog at about 200 mph crashed into the 79th floor of New York's Empire State Building, killing 14 people

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July 28, 1945
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1945 - October 29 - At Gimbels Department Store in New York City, the first ballpoint pens go on sale at $12.50 each.

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October 29, 1945
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1946 - New York City is chosen as the site of the United Nations

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1946 - December 20 - Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life, featuring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers, and Thomas Mitchell, is released in New York.

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December 20, 1946
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1947 - December 26-27 - New York City received a record 26.4 inches of snow in 24 hours, with as much as 32 inches reported in the suburbs.
The heavy snow brought traffic to a standstill, and snow removal cost eight million dollars. Thirty thousand persons were called upon to remove the 100 million tons of snow. The storm claimed 27 lives.
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December 27, 1947
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1951 - January 10 - UN headquarters opens in Manhattan NY

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1953 - November - Residents of New York City suffered through ten days of smog resulting in 200 deaths.

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1964 - April 22 - World's Fair opens in New York City

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1973 - April 4 – The World Trade Center officially opens in New York City with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

April 4, 1973
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1977 - July 13 - Lightning struck a key electrical transmission line in Westchester County of southeastern New York State plunging New York City into darkness.

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July 13, 1977
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1993 - World Trade Center bombing

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Buck
America/USA  Joseph Francis Buck (1863, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City) - 13 May 1919, Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, USA)

Burnham
America/USA  Norman Hammond Burnham (17 April 1848, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City) - aft. 1910, )

Crouss
America/USA  Alvina Martha Crouss (26 September 1864, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City) - 14 April 1944, Agawam, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Gerry
America/USA  Eleanor Sandford (Stanford) Gerry (28 June 1800, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City) - 26 December 1871, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)
America/USA  Eliza Gerry (4 July 1790, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City) - 1 May 1882, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA)

Howarth
America/USA  Harriet M Howarth (20 March 1915, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City) - 22 October 2013, Zephyrhills, Pasco, Florida, USA (Abbot Station)) gravestone

Levin
America/USA  Bernard Levin (abt 15 November 1879, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City) - 7 January 1945, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))

Roosevelt
U.S. Presidents - Find out More.  America/USA  Theodore Roosevelt (27 October 1858, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City) - 6 January 1919, New York, USA)

Ruppert
America/USA  Charles Ruppert (2 October 1917, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City) - 10 September 1994, East Lyme, New London, Connecticut, USA)

Slattery
America/USA  Agnes Regina "Jean" Slattery (16 December 1933, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City) - 20 January 2003, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, USA) gravestone
America/USA  James M Slattery (07 December 1935, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City) - 16 February 2000, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, USA) gravestone
America/USA  Joseph F Slattery (01 August 1929, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City) - 22 September 2002, Clarkstown, Rockland, New York, USA (Congers))
America/USA  Margaret A Slattery (25 May 1931, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City) - 24 October 2005, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, USA)
America/USA  Mary Slattery (29 December 1927, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City) - 10 June 2001, Hillsdale, Bergen, New Jersey, USA)

Sloan
America/USA  Samuel Sloan (13 March 1886, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City) - 22 April 1972, North Branford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

Theinert
 America/USA  Beatrice Theinert (12 December 1893, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City) - 31 October 1943, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA) gravestone
 America/USA  Charles Hoyt Theinert (5 January 1895, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City) - 28 April 1944, Norwood, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
 America/USA  Eleanor May Theinert (15 May 1892, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City) - 11 June 1955, Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, USA (Massapequa))

Thompson
America/USA  Ann Thompson (12 August 1763, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City) - 17 March 1849, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA)

Tiffany
America/USA  Martin H Tiffany (16 June 1904?, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City) - 29 September 1968, Bayport, Suffolk, New York, USA)
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Adams
America/USA  Charles Adams (29 May 1770, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA - 1 December 1800 , Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))

Aldrich
America/USA  Nelson Wilmarth Aldrich (6 November 1841, Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, USA - 16 April 1915, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))

Alence
America/USA  Richard Ferdinand Alence (6 June 1894, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA - 20 February 1949, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))

Almy
 America/USA  Robert Leroy Almy (11 August 1907, Auburn, Cayuga, New York, USA - 3 May 2002, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))

Andersson
immigrant   Hedvig Ingeborg Andersson (27 September 1896, Sweden - 20 February 1936, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))

Arnold
America/USA  Henry Arnold (19 September 1772, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 8 December 1825, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))

Arthur
U.S. Presidents - Find out More.  America/USA  Chester Alan Arthur (5 October 1829, Fairfield, Franklin, Vermont, USA - 18 November 1886, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))

Burnham
America/USA  Norman Huntington Burnham (12 June 1821, Springport (Union Springs), Cayuga, New York , USA - 1 October 1841, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))
America/USA  Thomas Hammond Burnham (14 November 1819, Springport (Union Springs), Cayuga, New York , USA - 1853, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))

Freemont
 America/USA  John Charles Freemont (21 January 1813, Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, USA - 13 July 1890, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))

Gerry
America/USA  Elbridge Thomas Gerry (12 June 1793, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA - 18 May 1867, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))
America/USA  Mabel Stella Gerry (12 December 1859, Robbinston, Washington, Maine, USA - 21 October 1907, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))

Gutterson
America/USA  Alburn Morton Gutterson (19 September 1877, Milford, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA - 20 April 1946, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City)) gravestone

Hoover
U.S. Presidents - Find out More.  America/USA  Herbert Clark Hoover (10 August 1874, Iowa, USA - 20 October 1964, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))

Kelly
immigrant Ireland  Mary Bridget Kelly (8 September 1897, Ireland - 21 December 1935, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))

Levin
America/USA  Bernard Levin (abt 15 November 1879, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City) - 7 January 1945, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))

Monroe
U.S. Presidents - Find out More.  America/USA  James Monroe (28 April 1758, Virginia, USA - 4 July 1831, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))

Morse
America/USA  Samuel Finley Breese Morse (27 April 1791, Charlestown, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA - 2 April 1872 , Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))

Nixon
U.S. Presidents - Find out More.  America/USA  Richard Milhous Nixon (9 January 1913, California, USA - 22 April 1994, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))

Otwell
America/USA  Lynne S Otwell (24 August 1950, Meriden, New Haven, Connecticut, USA - 9 July 2009, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))

Tallman
America/USA  Charles D Tallman (27 February 1808, Scipio, Cayuga, New York, USA - 28 June 1893, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))
America/USA  Daniel S Tallman (abt. 1817, Cayuga County, New York, USA - 17 July 1897, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))
America/USA  Mary T Tallman (bet. 1810-1815, New York, USA - 5 May 1891, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))

White
 America/USA  Lillian Juliana Christine White (5 December 1882, Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, USA - 14 July 1963, Manhattan, New York, New York, USA (New York City))
 


Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1786
Elbridge Thomas Gerry (17 July 1744 - 23 November 1814) & Ann Thompson (12 August 1763 - 17 March 1849)
married 12 February 1786

1818
Asa Norman Burnham (9 January 1787 - 5 June 1830) & Martha Slocum Hammond (2 August 1798 - 26 April 1830)
married 20 October 1818

1845
Thomas Hammond Burnham (14 November 1819 - 1853) & Mary Reed Fisher (1826 - 1895)
married 25 March 1845

1891
Andrew (András) Korch (Kovalčík) (July 1868 - 14 October 1939) & Elizabeth (Alzbeta) (Erzsébet) Tomko (July 1868 - 11 February 1946)
married 22 August 1891

1904
George Nye ( - ) & Mary Blessing ( - )
married 11 October 1904

1913
George Smith Bentley (May 1841 - 19 May 1915) & Josie M Mills (November 1885 - )
married 8 May 1913

1915
John Carroll Larson (09/24/1909 - 12/13/1977) & Lillian Eldora Smith (Oct. 21,1913 - April 18,1979)
married 5 June 1935

1919
Edward Charles Bader (28 April 1896 - 19 December 1968) & Stella Louise Gellis (4 July 1897 - 28 September 1936)
married 29 October 1919

1924
Earle Dodge Mason (21 May 1901 - 5 April 1984) & Gertrude Marie "Trudy" Feige (18 June 1900 - 27 June 1989)
married 2 May 1924

1926
Dennis Vincent Slattery (03 September 1900 - May 1970) & Mary Bridget Kelly (8 September 1897 - 21 December 1935)
married 9 November 1926

1931
Alburn Morton Gutterson (05 January 1901 - 02 July 1971) & Dorothy Madeline Rickers (05 August 1903 - 02 October 2002)
married 17 April 1931
Walter Habershon (21 June 1898 - 5 July 1971) & Alice E Monahan (15 November 1899 - 8 February 1988)
married 4 April 1931

1937
Bernard Levin (abt 15 November 1879 - 7 January 1945) & Emma Petrina (Pauline) Andersson (23 April 1879 - 26 March 1960)
married 8 November 1937

1943
Salvatore Vincent Flaviani (6 January 1918 - September 1984) & Beatrice Imelda Alence (11 March 1923 - 1963)
married 24 July 1943
Ernst August Schlomann (09 September 1908 - 12 January 1993) & Eleanor May Allen (16 June 1920 - April 1984)
married 7 August 1943

1946
Lamar Etsen Guthrie (23 December 1911 - 12 September 2002) & Anna Deubre Allen (25 February 1917 - 3 October 2000)
married 22 June 1946
 




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