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What is the history of Staten Island, New York, USA?

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Staten Island is one of the five boroughs of New York City, in the U.S. state of New York, located in the southwest part of the city. Staten Island is separated from New Jersey by the Arthur Kill and the Kill Van Kull, and from the rest of New York by New York Bay.

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  • 1763 - First international sports hero, boxer Bill Richmond of Staten Island, was born August 5, 1763.

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  • Staten Island, New York, USA
    The Narrows from Staten Island
    American Scenery,
    by N.P. Willis, Illustrated by William Henry Bartlett, 1840
  • 1860 - Richmond County, New York
    This county was organized Nov. 1, 1683. It includes Staten Island, Shooters Island, and the islands of the meadow in Staten Island Sound. It is...Read MORE...


  • News 1870 - July 30 - Staten Island ferry "Westfield" burns, killing 100

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    July 30, 1870

  • 1884 - September 5 – Staten Island Academy is founded.

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    September 5, 1884

  • Staten Island, New York, USA
    Enjoying a Rest at Midland Beach, Staten Island, N.Y.
  • News 1902 - STATEN ISLAND FERRYBOAT ACCIDENT.
    The heavy and rather unusual spring fog which enveloped bay and river to-day was responsible for two serious collisions in the harbor, in one of...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Stat'en Island, the southernmost part of New York state and of New York city, of which latter it constitutes the borough of Richmond. It is 13 miles...Read MORE...


  • News 1918 - PENNED IN OVERTURNED CAR. THIRTY-ONE PERSONS INJURED IN STATEN ISLAND TROLLEY ACCIDENT.
    Thirty-one persons were injured last night, two seriously, when a steel trolley car on the Richmond Light and Railway Company was derailed on the...Read MORE...


  • Staten Island, New York, USA
    Staten Island Hospital, Castleton Ave., Staten Island, N.Y.
  • News 1928 - June 29 - The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York both opened.

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    June 29, 1928

  • Staten Island, New York, USA
    Curtis High School, St. George, Staten Island, N.Y.
  • News 1937 - BUILDING COLLAPSE KILLS 19. OCCUPANTS OF THREE TENEMENTS DIE WHILE SLEEPING EARLY TODAY. TONS OF WATER, ROARING DOWN FROM OVERFLOW STORM SEWERS, RIPS BUILDINGS ASUNDER, CRUSHING RESIDENTS TO DEATH.
    New York, Aug. 12. (AP) - At least 19 persons were crushed to death in their sleep early today, amid a smothering avalanche of bricks and debris,...Read MORE...


  • News 1946 - 2 DEAD IN FIRE ON STATEN ISLE, LOSS 2 MILLION. 34 PERSONS HURT, ST. GEORGE FERRY HOUSE DESTROYED.
    New York, (AP) - Two persons burned to death and 34 were overcome or injured yesterday in a nine-alarm, $2,000,000 blaze which engulfed Staten...Read MORE...




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