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Dairying is New York's most important farming activity with over 18,000 cattle and or calves farms.

The "New York Post" established in 1803 by Alexander Hamilton is the oldest running newspaper in the United States.
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"Both the state and New York City were named for James Stuart, Duke of York and future King James II of England. The old York, a city in England, has been around since before the Romans made their way to the British Isles and the word York comes from the Romans’ Latin name for city, written variously as Eboracum, Eburacum and Eburaci. Tracing the name further back is difficult, as the language of the area’s pre-Roman indigenous people was never recorded. They are thought to have spoken a Celtic language, though, and Eboracum may have been derived from the Brythonic Eborakon, which means “place of the yew trees.”" mentalfloss.com



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Silver Springs, N.Y
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Discover New York: History, News, Travel, and Stories

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1717 - March 8 - On Fishers Island in Long Island Sound, 1200 sheep were discovered to have been buried under a snow drift for four weeks. When finally uncovered, one hundred sheep were still alive.

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March 8, 1717
1727 - November 15 - NY General assembly permits Jews to omit phrase "upon the faith of a Christian" from abjuration oath

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1771 - New York becomes the first US state to require a woman’s consent if her husband tries to sell property that she brought to a marriage.
The act also required the judge to meet privately with the woman to reassure himself that the signature wasn’t forged or her consent coerced.
https://www.theguardian.com/money/us-money-blog/2014/aug/11/women-rights-money-timeline-history
1775 - May 10 - American Revolution began; Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold took Fort Ticonderoga.
In the darkness of the night of May 9, 1775, Ethan Allen, along with Benedict Arnold, led a portion of his militia across the half-mile width of Lake Champlain to the base of the fort. As the sun rose the next morning Allen and his men rushed into the fort demanding its surrender. Taken totally by surprise, the Commander of the garrison meekly surrendered and the strategic fortress was captured without bloodshed.
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May 10, 1775
1776 - New York declared independence from England; Nathan Hale hung for spying; Declaration of Independence endorsed; fire in New York City destroyed 1,000 homes

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1777 - July 5 - St. Clair surrenders Fort Ticonderoga to the British

July 5, 1777
1780 - September 25 - Benedict Arnold's plans to cede West Point to the British discovered.

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September 25, 1780
1788 - New York became 11th state

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1792 - New York Stock Exchange founded

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1798 - Great epidemic killled 2,086

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1807 - Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont sails up the Hudson River

The World Almanac of the U.S.A, by Allan Carpenter and Carl Provorse, 1996
1815 - September 23 - One of the greatest hurricanes to strike New England made landfall at Long Island and crossed Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
It was the worst tempest in nearly two hundred years.
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1825 - October 26 - Erie Canal completed
The work completed. - This is the day, and 10 o'clock the hour, when the first boat from Lake Erie enters the Grand Canal and proceeded to the city of New York; a distance of 500 miles. - All doubts, the New-York Advocate confesses, are at an end. "The great work, (says he,) has been accomplished by the freemen of this state, by their own hands, and with their own means and in the 50th year of American independence. Those who, in the incipient progress of the work, pronounced it wild and visionary, ruinous and extravagant, (and we were the first among the number,) now heartily join in exchanging congratulations, and participating in the celebration of its completion. No cold or reluctant admission of error - no withering concessions - no fretful or impatient surrender of opinions are wrung from the former opponents of the project; it is at once, open, frank, and manly, giving honor and credit to whom honor and credit are due, and burying hostility in oblivion by the magnanimity of... Read MORE...

1831 - New York's first railroad opened

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1845 - Women gain the right to file patents in New York.

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1848 - Married Woman’s Property Act is passed in New York.
For the first time, a woman wasn’t automatically liable for her husband’s debts; she could enter contracts on her own; she could collect rents or receive an inheritance in her own right; she could file a lawsuit on her own behalf. She became for economic purposes, an individual, as if she were still single.
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1854 - New York
New York, one of the Middle States of the United States, and the most populous of the confederacy, is bounded on the N. by Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence, and Canada East ; on the E. by Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut; on the S. by the Atlantic, (if we include Long Island. 1 by New Jersey and Pennsylvania ; and W. by Pennsylvania. Lake Erie, and the Niagara river. This state is separated on the W. and N. W. from Canada West, by Lakes Erie and Ontario, and by the Niagara and St. Lawrence rivers ; and partly from Vermont by Lake Champlain. It lies between 40° 30* and 45° N. lat., and between (if we include Long Island, a dependency of the state) 72° and 79° 55'. W. Ion. Its extreme length from E. to W., exclusive of Long Island, is about 335 miles, and its greatest breadth from N. to S. about 308 miles, including an area of about 46,000 square miles, or 20,440,000 acres, of which 12,408,008 only were improved in 1850, showing a great capacity for increase of population, even in... Read MORE...

1868 - A "brilliant and lovely" young married woman in New York, aged twenty-five, now sports her fourth husband, having sough relief through the divorce courts from conjugal unpleasantnesses three times since her first marriage, in 1860.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
April 18, 1868
1868 - People who receive circulars from New York or elsewhere containing samples of prints of which twelve yards will be sent for a dollar, or ten yards for eighty-five cents, are advised to suspect a swindle.
The address of one concern issuing such circulars was visited in New York the other day, and it was found that the place was in charge of a boy, and that no business was transacted beyond receiving letter, which usually numbered from thirty five to fifty a day.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
April 18, 1868
1869 - To do the thing properly in New York at a wedding, the bride must have eight bridesmaids, and a hundred-dollar poodle beside the one she marries.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
October 30, 1869
1870 - A young man in New York bet that he could drink six glasses of ice water. He did, and he died.


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Saint Joseph, Michigan
July 16, 1870
1884 - August 5 – The cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty is laid on Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor.

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August 5, 1884
1888 - April 3 – The Brighton Beach Hotel in Coney Island is moved 520 feet using six steam locomotives by civil engineer B. C. Miller to save it from ocean storms.

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April 3, 1888
1888 - June 26 - Residents of New York suffered through a record heat wave.
Daily average temperatures were above 80 degrees for fourteen straight days. The heat wave was a sharp contrast to the severe blizzard in March of that year, which buried the city under nearly two feet of snow.
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June 26, 1888
1901 - April 25 – New York State becomes the first to require automobile license plates.

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April 25,1901
1918 - Great Influenza Pandemic killed 851

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1924 - Radice v. New York, a New York state case, upholds a law that forbade waitresses from working the night shift but made an exception for entertainers and ladies’ room attendants.

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1927 - Girls Grow Wiser
NEW YORK, Sept, 30 (AP). - From Mrs. Herbert Hoover comes the statement that frequently the girl of today at ten knows more than her grandmother did the day she died; they have to, because there is a lot more to know. But, she added, in an address to Girl Scouts, girls today are fundamentally the same as always.

The Knickerbocker Press
New York
October 1, 1927
1929 - New York Stock Exchanged crashed; Great Depression began

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Frances Perkins becomes the first female member of a Presidential cabinet, 1933
Perkins, a sociologist and Progressive reformer in New York, served as Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Secretary of Labor. She kept her job until 1945.
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1936 - February 24th - 25th - 1936 - Vermont and New Hampshire received brown snow due to dust from storms in the Great Plains Region. A muddy rain fell across parts of northern New York State.

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1938 - Sept. 21 - The Great Hurricane brought terror to large parts of New England and Long Island
A great hurricane smashed into Long Island and bisected New England causing a massive forest blow down and widespread flooding. Winds gusted to 186 mph at Blue Hill MA, and a storm surge of nearly thirty feet caused extensive flooding along the coast of Rhode Island. The hurricane killed 600 persons and caused 500 million dollars damage. The hurricane, which lasted twelve days, destroyed 275 million trees. Hardest hit were Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Long Island NY. The ""Long Island Express"" produced gargantuan waves with its 150 mph winds, waves which smashed against the New England shore with such force that earthquake-recording machines on the Pacific coast clearly showed the shock of each wave.


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September 21, 1938


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1939 - October 15 – The New York Municipal Airport (later renamed La Guardia Airport) is dedicated.

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October 15, 1939
1944 - Extinction of Man Deemed Unlikely
NEW YORK - Knowledge will probably save mankind from eventual extinction like that which overtook the dinosaur and other creatures of past ages. This is the opinion of Dr Alex Hidricka noted anthropologist.

If humankind remained entirely dependent on nature it would probably follow in time the same course as all other living forms, he says. Man, however, is steadily developing knowledge and so the anticipation is that before his time shall have arrived he will know enough to safeguard both is continued existence and further progress.
The Berkshire Evening Eagle
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
March 14, 1944


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1965 - Black nationalist leader, Malcom X, assassinated; Great Northeast Blackout (power outage)

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2023 - There's something for everyone in the Empire State. Here's a list of places to go and things to do in New York State:
1. New York City

Times Square: Experience the iconic lights, Broadway shows, and the bustling atmosphere of this famous intersection
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Central Park: Stroll, bike, or take a carriage ride through this expansive urban oasis.

Statue of Liberty: Visit Lady Liberty and Ellis Island to learn about America's immigrant history.

Empire State Building: Soak in panoramic views of the city from its observation deck.

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA): Explore a world-class collection of contemporary art.

Metropolitan Museum of Art: Discover art spanning 5,000 years from around the globe.

Brooklyn Bridge: Walk or bike across this iconic bridge for stunning city views.

Broadway Shows: Catch a live performance of a Broadway musical or play.

9/ 11 Memorial and Museum: Pay your respects and learn about the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

Chinatown and Little Italy: Explore these vibrant neighborhoods for authentic cuisine and cultural experiences.

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Gazetteer of the State of New York By: J. H. French, LL.D. 1860

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BINGHAMTON and BROOME COUNTY NEW YORK A HISTORY EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: WILLIAM FOOTE SEWARD LIBARIAN FOR THE BINGHAMTON PUBLIC LIBRARY PUBLISHED BY LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY NEW YORK AND CHICAGO, 1924

GAZETTEER and BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF CHENANGO COUNTY, N. Y. FOR 1869-70. COMPILED and PUBLISHED BY HAMILTON CHILD, SYRACUSE, NY 1869

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