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Bronx, New York, USA

The Bronx in the northernmost borough of the five New York City boroughs. The name of this borough originated with a Scandinavian immigrant Jonas Bronck, who established the first settlement in the area as part of the New Netherland colony in 1639.

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  • 1859
    BRONX, a village of Winchester co., in the state of New York, 137 m. SW of Albany, near a river of the same name, which rises in Winchester co, and...Read MORE...


  • 1874 - January 1 - New York City annexes the Bronx

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  • 1895 - Bronxville
    Bronx'ville, a post-village of Westchester co, N.Y. in Eastchester township, on the New York & Harlem Railroad, 153 miles N.N.E. of New York. It has...Read MORE...


  • Bronx, New York, USA
    Bronx Borough Hall, Bronx, New York City.
    Postcard
  • News 1907 - ELECTRIC TRAIN WRECK. Twenty Killed and Over Fifty Injured in New York City.
    New York. - Sixteen passengers were killed outright, four others had died of their injuries in the wreck of the White Plains & Brewster express on...Read MORE...


  • News 1907 - GIRL STOPS RUNAWAY. Clings to Bridle and Prevents Horse Trampling Children.
    Special to The Washington Post.

    NEW YORK, Feb. 28. - Miss Adelaide Downing, daughter of a contractor living at 460 Barnes avenue, the Bronx, was...Read MORE...


  • News 1908 - TOSSED BY A BULL DEER.
    While hundreds of spectators looked on, helpless to interfere, Ajax, an Asiatic bull deer in the Bronx park zoo, New York, becoming suddenly enraged, ...Read MORE...


  • News 1909 - BOY KILLED IN A RUNAWAY. THROWN FROM A PONY AT CLASON'S POINT AMUSEMENT PARK.
    MICHAEL KELLEY of 316 East 143rd Street took his seven-year-old son MICHAEL up to Clason's Point, an amusement park on the Sound, yesterday...Read MORE...


  • News 1910 - Leaps From Blazing Hotel. Roomer Trapped by the Flames Goes Out a Third Floor Window - Unhurt.
    Finding his escape cut off by flames JOHN MUGLER, an expressman, jumped from a window on the third floor of the Elton Hotel, at 769 Elton Avenue, the ...Read MORE...


  • Bronx, New York, USA
    Entrance to Bronx Park From R.R. Station, Showing Boat House, New York City.
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Bronx, the most northerly borough of the city of New York, bounded by the Harlem, Hudson, and East rivers and by Westchester co. It lies in part...Read MORE...


  • News 1919 - FIRE DRILL PROVES VALUE. 2,500 Pupils Leave Burning School In Minute and Half.
    The efficiency of school fire drills brought 2,500 children safely out of Public School 2, 169th Street and Third Avenue, the Bronx, yesterday, when...Read MORE...


  • News 1922 - May 5 - Construction begins on Yankee Stadium (Bronx)

    historyorb.com
    May 5, 1922

  • News 1923 - April 18 – Yankee Stadium opens its doors as the home park of the New York Yankees baseball team in The Bronx.

    www.wikipedia.org
    April 18, 1923

  • 1924 - December 17 - 1st US diesel electric locomotive enters service, Bronx, NY

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  • Bronx, New York, USA
    Morris Park Bake Shop
    Postcard
  • News 1939 - June 21 – New York Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement after doctors reveal he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

    www.wikipedia.org
    June 21, 1939

  • 1939 - April 29 - Whitestone Bridge connecting Bronx & Queens opens

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Bronx Borough Hall, Bronx, New York City.
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Entrance to Bronx Park From R.R. Station, Showing Boat House, New York City.
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Morris Park Bake Shop
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  • 1859
    BRONX, a village of Winchester co., in the state of New York, 137 m. SW of Albany, near a river of the same name, which rises in Winchester co, and... Read MORE...

  • 1874 - January 1 - New York City annexes the Bronx

    historyorb.com
  • 1895 - Bronxville
    Bronx'ville, a post-village of Westchester co, N.Y. in Eastchester township, on the New York & Harlem Railroad, 153 miles N.N.E. of New York. It has... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - ELECTRIC TRAIN WRECK. Twenty Killed and Over Fifty Injured in New York City.
    New York. - Sixteen passengers were killed outright, four others had died of their injuries in the wreck of the White Plains & Brewster express on... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - GIRL STOPS RUNAWAY. Clings to Bridle and Prevents Horse Trampling Children.
    Special to The Washington Post.

    NEW YORK, Feb. 28. - Miss Adelaide Downing, daughter of a contractor living at 460 Barnes avenue, the Bronx, was... Read MORE...

  • News  1908 - TOSSED BY A BULL DEER.
    While hundreds of spectators looked on, helpless to interfere, Ajax, an Asiatic bull deer in the Bronx park zoo, New York, becoming suddenly enraged, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1909 - BOY KILLED IN A RUNAWAY. THROWN FROM A PONY AT CLASON'S POINT AMUSEMENT PARK.
    MICHAEL KELLEY of 316 East 143rd Street took his seven-year-old son MICHAEL up to Clason's Point, an amusement park on the Sound, yesterday... Read MORE...

  • News  1910 - Leaps From Blazing Hotel. Roomer Trapped by the Flames Goes Out a Third Floor Window - Unhurt.
    Finding his escape cut off by flames JOHN MUGLER, an expressman, jumped from a window on the third floor of the Elton Hotel, at 769 Elton Avenue, the ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Bronx, the most northerly borough of the city of New York, bounded by the Harlem, Hudson, and East rivers and by Westchester co. It lies in part... Read MORE...

  • News  1919 - FIRE DRILL PROVES VALUE. 2,500 Pupils Leave Burning School In Minute and Half.
    The efficiency of school fire drills brought 2,500 children safely out of Public School 2, 169th Street and Third Avenue, the Bronx, yesterday, when... Read MORE...

  • News  1922 - May 5 - Construction begins on Yankee Stadium (Bronx)

    historyorb.com
    May 5, 1922
  • News  1923 - April 18 – Yankee Stadium opens its doors as the home park of the New York Yankees baseball team in The Bronx.

    www.wikipedia.org
    April 18, 1923
  • 1924 - December 17 - 1st US diesel electric locomotive enters service, Bronx, NY

    historyorb.com
  • 1939 - April 29 - Whitestone Bridge connecting Bronx & Queens opens

    historyorb.com
  • News  1939 - June 21 – New York Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement after doctors reveal he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

    www.wikipedia.org
    June 21, 1939

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