Today in New York History
Events 1 - 100 of 167
1524-04-17 - Giovanni Verrazano, a Florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay
1609-07-29 - Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the stage for French-Iroquois conflicts for the next 150 years
1653-02-02 - New Amsterdam becomes a city (later renamed New York)
1665-06-12 - New Amsterdam legally becomes British and renamed New York after English Duke of York
1673-01-22 - Postal service between New York & Boston inaugurated
French Explorer Samuel de Champlain 1683-11-01 - The British crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
1755-09-08 - Battle of Lake George in the Province of New York: British army beats French
1755-09-18 - Fort Ticonderoga, New York opens
1774-07-04 - Orangetown Resolutions adopted in the Province of New York, one of many protests against the British Parliament's Coercive Acts
1777-04-20 - New York adopts new constitution as an independent state
1783-03-15 - In an emotional speech in Newburgh, New York, George Washington asks his officers not to support the Newburgh Conspiracy. The plea is successful and the threatened coup d'etat never takes place.
First US President George Washington 1792-05-17 - 24 merchants form New York Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street
1792-10-12 - First celebration of Columbus Day in the USA held in New York
1799-03-29 - New York passes a law aimed at gradually abolishing slavery in the state.
1801-11-16 - First edition of New York Evening Post
1808-04-08 - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Baltimore was promoted to an archdiocese, with the founding of the dioceses of New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Bardstown (now Louisville) by Pope Pius VII.
1813-07-05 - War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin.
1817-03-08 - The New York Stock Exchange is founded.
Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus 1827-11-17 - The Delta Phi fraternity, America's oldest continuous social fraternity, was founded at Union College in Schenectady, New York.
1830-03-16 - New York Stock Exchange slowest day ever (31 shares traded)
1830-03-26 - The Book of Mormon is published in Palmyra, New York.
1835-05-06 - James Gordon Bennett, Sr. publishes the first issue of the New York Herald (price 1 cent).
1837-02-13 - Riot in New York due to a combination of poverty and increase in the cost of flour
1841-04-10 - New York Tribune begins publishing under editor Horace Greeley
1847-06-27 - New York & Boston linked by telegraph wires
Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett 1851-09-18 - New York Times starts publishing (2 cents a copy)
1853-07-14 - 1st US World's fair opens at New York's Crystal Palace
1855-07-04 - In Brooklyn, New York, the first edition of Walt Whitman's book of poems, titled Leaves of Grass, is published.
1860-02-27 - Abraham Lincoln makes a speech at Cooper Union in the city of New York that is largely responsible for his election to the Presidency.
1861-01-05 - 250 Federal troops are sent from New York to Ft Sumter
1864-04-29 - The Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
1864-04-30 - New York becomes 1st state to charge a hunting license fee
US President Abraham Lincoln 1868-03-27 - The Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company is organized in Oswego, New York.
1868-09-08 - New York Athletic Club forms
1870-01-03 - Construction begins on Brooklyn Bridge in New York; completed May 24, 1883
1871-10-13 - The Delphic Fraternity is founded as the Delphic Society at the State Normal School in Geneseo, New York.
1873-03-01 - E. Remington and Sons in Ilion, New York begins production of the first practical typewriter.
1876-02-02 - Baseball's National League forms with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, St Louis
1879-05-31 - Madison Square Garden opens in New York, named after 4th President James Madison
4th US President James Madison 1881-01-22 - Ancient Egyptian obelisk "Cleopatra's Needle" erected in Central Park, New York
1890-08-06 - At Auburn Prison, New York murderer William Kemmler becomes first person to be executed by electric chair.
1890-10-13 - The Delta Chi fraternity is founded by 11 law students at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
1894-03-08 - The state of New York enacts the nation's first dog-licensing law.
1896-03-23 - The Raines Law is passed by the New York State Legislature, restricting Sunday sale of alcohol to hotels.
1899-01-03 - The first known use of the word automobile, was seen in an editorial in The New York Times.
1899-12-10 - The Delta Sigma Phi fraternity is founded at the City College of New York.
1901-04-25 - New York becomes 1st state requiring auto license plates ($1 fee)
25th US President William McKinley 1901-09-06 - US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York
1904-07-06 - The US Democratic Party nominates little known New York judge Alton B Parker for presidential nominee - virtually assuring the election of Theodore Roosevelt
1904-08-09 - Libanus McLouth Todd of Rochester, New York patents his check-writing machine, the Protectograph designed to protect against check forgers
1904-12-31 - The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square, then known as Longacre Square, in New York, New York.
1905-04-17 - The Supreme Court of the United States decides Lochner v. New York which held that the "right to free contract" was implicit in the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution.
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt 1905-08-05 - First meeting of the Russian and Japanese peace commissioners takes place in US President Roosevelt's home at Oyster Bay, New York
1906-01-08 - A landslide in Haverstraw, New York, caused by the excavation of clay along the Hudson River, kills 20 people.
1907-11-07 - Delta Sigma Pi is founded at New York University.
1909-06-09 - Alice Huyler Ramsey, a 22-year-old housewife and mother from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the first woman to drive across the USA, driving a Maxwell automobile 3,800 miles from Manhattan to San Francisco in 59 days with three non-driving female companions.
1909-11-26 - Sigma Alpha Mu is founded in the City College of New York by 8 Jewish young men.
1912-09-25 - Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is founded in New York, New York.
1914-02-26 - New York Museum of Science & Industry incorporated
1914-11-28 - World War I: Following a war-induced closure in July, the New York Stock Exchange re-opens for bond trading.
1915-08-19 - British liner 'SS Arabic' sunk by German submarine without warning leaving Liverpool for New York; killing 44. Creates diplomatic incident
1917-03-17 - Delta Phi Epsilon is founded at New York University Law School.
1924-07-01 - Dircet regular transcontinental airmail service between New York and San Francisco forms
1925-02-21 - 1st issue of "New Yorker" magazine published
Golfer Walter Hagen 1926-09-25 - 9th PGA Championship: Walter Hagen at Salisbury Golf Club in Westbury, New York
1928-06-29 - The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York both opened.
1931-10-01 - The second (and current) Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is opened in New York.
1932-03-29 - Jack Benny debuts on radio, on Ed Sullivan's New York interview program
1934-07-10 - 2nd All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 9-7 at Polo Grounds, New York
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.
1939-04-30 - New York World's Fair opens
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
1942-07-06 - 10th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Polo Grounds, New York
1942-08-01 - Race riots in Harlem, New York
1943-08-31 - 1st battle of Essex/new Yorktown: US assault on Marcus Island
1943-12-16 - "Tamiami Champion" (New York to Florida) trains collide, kills 73 & injures 200
1944-05-09 - 1st eye bank opens in New York
1948-01-02 - WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, NY (PBS) begins
1948-08-10 - WABC TV channel 7 in New York, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting
1948-08-20 - US expels Soviet Consul General in New York, Jacob Lomakin
1951-05-21 - The opening of the Ninth Street Show, otherwise known as the 9th Street Art Exhibition - a gathering of a number of notable artists, and the stepping-out of the post war New York avant-garde, collectively know as the New York School.
1952-12-01 - The New York Daily News reports the first successful sexual reassignment operation.
1953-02-18 - "Bwana Devil," the 1st 3-D movie, opened in New York
1954-01-07 - Georgetown-IBM experiment, the first public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held in New York at the head office of IBM.
1954-08-10 - At Massena, New York, the groundbreaking ceremony for the St. Lawrence Seaway is held.
1956-01-21 - William Shawn succeeds Harold Ross as editor of New Yorker
1957-11-14 - The Apalachin Meeting outside Binghamton, New York is raided by law enforcement, and many high level Mafia figures are arrested.
1957-12-30 - New York Giants win NFL championship
1960-04-28 - Elena Kagan, New York, US Supreme Court Judge
1960-07-13 - 29th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-0 at Yankee Stadium, New York
1961-03-30 - The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is signed at New York.
1962-04-11 - New York Mets make a losing debut
1962-10-20 - Musical "Mr President" opens at St James Theater New York for 265 performances
1964-04-23 - New York State Theater opens
1964-07-07 - 35th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 7-4 at Shea Stadium, New York
1964-07-24 - -27) race riot in Rochester, New York, 4 killed
African American Activist Malcolm X 1965-02-21 - Rights activist Malcolm X is shot dead by Nation of Islam followers at Audubon Ballroom in New York
1965-04-21 - New York World's Fair reopens for 2nd & final season
1965-08-28 - Bob Dylan booed for playing electric guiter at a concert in New York's Forest Hills
Birthdays 1 - 100 of 348
1661-11-28 - Edward Hyde, 3rd Earl of Clarendon, British Governor of New York and New Jersey (d. 1723)
1686-07-09 - Philip Livingston, Albany, New York, American businessman and politician (d. 1749)
1745-12-12 - John Jay, New York, NY, American statesman, 1st US Chief Justice
1754-10-16 - Morgan Lewis, Governor of New York (1804-07) (d. 1844)
1758-12-23 - Nathan Wilson U.S. Representative from New York
Abolitionist and Women's Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth (1787-11-18) 1787-11-18 - Sojourner Truth [Isabella Baumfree], Swartekill, New York, US abolitionist/feminist
1800-09-11 - Daniel S. Dickinson, New York senator (d. 1866)
1806-10-14 - Preston King, U.S. Senator from New York (d. 1865)
1819-08-01 - Herman Melville, New York, author (Moby Dick, Billy Budd), (d. 1891)
1819-08-09 - Jonathan Homer Lane, Geneseo, New York, USA, American astrophysicist who mathmatically analyzed the Sun as a gaseous body.
1839-07-08 - John D Rockefeller, Richford New York, US capitalist/founder (Standard Oil), (d. 1937)
1843-08-29 - David B. Hill, Governor of New York (d. 1910)
1846-10-06 - George Westinghouse, Central Bridge, New York, entrepreneur and engineer (alternated US currency), (d. 1914)
Poet Emma Lazarus (1849-07-22) 1849-07-22 - Emma Lazarus, New York NY, poet ("New Colossus" - on the base of Statue of Liberty)
1856-12-22 - Frank Kellogg, Potsdam, New York, Sec of State (1925-29), try to outlaw war (Nobel 1929), (d. 1937)
1862-01-24 - Edith Wharton [-Jones], New York NY, Pulitzer prize-winning novelist (Ethan Frome, House of Mirth), (d. 1937)
1867-01-21 - James Marcus, New York, American actor (The Eagle, The Lonely Trail)
1868-08-22 - Willis Rodney Whitney, Jamestown New York, American Chemist, founder of the General Electric research laboratory, and pioneer of industrial scientific research
1878-01-16 - Harry Carey [Henry DeWitt Carey II], Bronx New York, American actor (Aces Wild, Border Cafe, Air Force)
Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton (1862-01-24) 1879-06-30 - Walter Hampden, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Five Fingers, Hunchback of Notre Dame)
1884-10-11 - Eleanor Roosevelt, [Anna], New York, 1st lady (1933-1945)/crusader (Nobel 1931), (d. 1962)
1886-03-18 - Edward Everett Horton, Brooklyn New York, American actor/narrator (Bulwinkle Show)
1891-01-17 - Marjorie Gateson, Brooklyn New York, American actress (One Man's Family)
1891-12-26 - Henry Miller, Manhattan, New York, author/artist (Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, Sexus), (d. 1980)
1892-02-09 - Peggy Wood, Brooklyn New York, American actress (One Life to Live, Mama)
1892-03-13 - Janet Flanner, journalist (New Yorker)
1893-08-17 - Mae West, New York, film and stage actress and singer (She Done him Wrong), (d. 1980)
Actress Mae West (1893-08-17) 1893-12-25 - Fred Hillebrand, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Martin Kane)
1894-10-04 - Cliff Hall, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Crime Photographer)
1897-03-18 - Betty Compson, actress (Big City, Docks Of New York)
1897-06-19 - Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], Brooklyn New York, American actor and comedian (The 3 Stooges)
1897-11-08 - Dorothy Day, New York, American journalist, social activist, and devout Catholic convert
1898-06-25 - Kay (Katherine Linn) Sage, Albany New York, American painter and poet
1898-12-30 - Vincent Lopez, Brooklyn New York, American orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard)
Gangster Al Capone (1899-01-17) 1899-01-17 - Al Capone, Brooklyn New York, American gangster (Chicago bootlegging)
1900-06-11 - Lawrence E Spivak, Brooklyn New York, American news panelist (Meet the Press)
1900-10-17 - Jean Arthur, New York, American actress (Shane, Mr Smith Goes to Washington) (d. 1991)
1900-11-14 - Aaron Copland, Brooklyn, New York, American composer (Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring) (d. 1990)
1901-02-02 - Connie Gilchrist, Brooklyn New York, American actress (Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives)
1901-09-05 - Florence Elridge, Brooklyn New York, American actress (Long Days Journey into the Night)
1901-09-28 - Ed Sullivan, New York NY, TV variety show host/gossip columnist (Ed Sullivan Show)
Composer Aaron Copland (1900-11-14) 1902-02-14 - Thelma Ritter, Brooklyn New York, American actress (Miracle on 34th Street)
1903-05-06 - Toots Shor, New York restaurateur (d. 1977)
1903-09-29 - Ted Decorsia, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Police Chief Hegedorn-Steve Canyon)
1904-05-15 - Clifton Fadiman, Brooklyn New York, American TV host (Information Please, Quiz Kids)
1905-01-29 - Barnett Newmann, New York, US painter, (postpainterly abstraction)
1905-07-17 - William Gargan, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Dynamite, Ellery Queen)
1905-07-29 - Clara Bow, Brooklyn New York, silent screen actress (It, Saturday Night Kid), (d. 1965)
1906-04-16 - Marion Lloyd Vince, Brooklyn New York, American fencer (National champ 1928, 31)
Cosmetics Company Founder Estée Lauder (1906-07-01) 1906-07-01 - Estée Lauder, New York, NY, CEO (Estée Lauder cosmetics) (d. 2004)
1907-03-17 - Sonny Werblin, former owner of the New York Jets (d. 1991)
1907-04-23 - Lee (Elizabeth) Miller, Poughkeepsie New York, American photographer
1908-03-26 - Hank Sylvern, Brooklyn New York, American orchestra leader (Jane Froman's USA Canteen)
1908-07-23 - Karl Swenson, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Lara-Little House on the Prairie)
1908-09-10 - Raymond Harry Warnow Scott, Brooklyn New York, American composer ('The Toy Trumpet')
1909-10-07 - Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (d. 1983)
1910-10-23 - Hayden Rorke, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Dr Bellows-I Dream of Jeannie)
1910-12-18 - Abe Burrows, Brooklyn New York, American Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY)
1911-01-06 - Joey Adams, Brooklyn New York, American comedian/actor/columnist (ABC's Back That Fact)
1911-05-20 - Gardner Fox, Brooklyn, New York, American sci-fi author (Atom, Hawkman, Zatanna)
1912-01-07 - Charles Addams, cartoonist (New Yorker, Addams Family)
1912-05-11 - Phil Silvers, Brooklyn New York, American comedian (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show)
1912-06-19 - Jerry Jerome, Brooklyn New York, American saxophonist (Words & Music)
Economist Milton Friedman (1912-07-31) 1912-07-31 - Milton Friedman, Brooklyn New York, economist (Nobel 1976), (d. 2006)
1913-01-18 - Danny Kaye, Brooklyn New York, American UNICEF/comedian/actor (Danny Kaye Show)
1913-03-29 - Phil Foster, Brooklyn New York, American comedian (Frank De Fazio-Laverne & Shirley)
1913-06-02 - Bert Farber, Brooklyn New York, American orchestra leader (Arthur Gudfrey, Vic Damone)
1913-06-11 - Vince Lombardi, Brooklyn New York, NFL coach (Green Bay Packers)
1913-10-10 - Johnny Downs, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Manhattan Showcase)
1914-06-14 - Winifred Milius Lubell, New York, American illustrator and writer (The Outer Lands) (d. 2012)
Coach Vince Lombardi (1913-06-11) 1914-06-15 - Saul Steinberg, Romania, cartoonist/illustrator (New Yorker)
1914-08-02 - Beatrice Straight, Old Westbury, New York, American actress (Network, Poltergeist)
1914-09-16 - Allen Funt, Brooklyn New York, American TV host & creator (Candid Camera)
1914-10-04 - Brendan Gill, writer/critic (New Yorker magazine)
1915-01-19 - Alvy West, Brooklyn New York, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show)
1915-12-07 - Eli Wallach, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Magnificent 7, Misfits, People Next Door)
1916-01-09 - Vic Mizzy, Brooklyn New York, American orchestra leader (Don Rickles Show)
1916-02-20 - Jackie Gleason, Brooklyn New York, American comedian (Ralph Kramden-Honeymooners)
1916-03-26 - Vic Schoen, Brooklyn New York, American orchestra leader (Patti Page Olds Show)
1916-05-15 - Bill Williams, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Starlit Time, Date With the Angels)
1916-08-14 - Wellington Mara, Co-Owner of the New York Giants (d. 2005)
Actor Kirk Douglas (1916-12-09) 1916-12-09 - Kirk Douglas, [Issur Danielovitch], Amsterdam, New York, American actor (Gunfight at OK Corral)
1917-01-12 - Walter Hendl, West New York NJ, conductor
1917-04-28 - Robert Woodruff Anderson, New York, writer (Tea & Sympathy, Never Sang for My Father)
1917-06-04 - Robert Merrill, Brooklyn New York, American baritone (NY Metropolitan Opera)
1917-06-30 - Lena Horne, Brooklyn New York, American actress/singer (Stormy Weather, Wiz)
1917-09-30 - Buddy Rich, New York, American jazz drummer and band leader (Buddy Rich Band-Away We Go), (d. 1987)
1917-11-04 - Leonardo Cimino, Manhattan, New York, actor (V, Dune), (d. 2012)
1917-11-23 - George O'Hanlon, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Calvin-Life of Riley, George Jetson)
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich (1917-09-30) 1918-08-12 - Sid Bernstein, New York, NY, music producer/promoter (Beatles, Rolling Stones), (d. 2013)
1918-09-25 - Phil Rizzuto, Brooklyn New York, American sportscaster/shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950)
1919-06-18 - Mel Brandt, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Faraway Hill)
1919-06-18 - Jerome Karle, New York, chemist (Nobel 1985) and Manhattan Project member, (d. 2013)
1919-08-19 - Malcolm Forbes, Brooklyn New York, publisher (Forbes Magazine), (d. 1990)
1919-09-30 - Patricia Neway, Brooklyn New York, American soprano (Consul, Maria Golovia), (d. 2012)
1919-12-19 - Benedict Freedman, New York, NY, novelist and mathematician (Mrs Mike), (d. 2012)
Publisher Malcolm Forbes (1919-08-19) 1920-05-23 - Sid Melton, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Alf-Green Acres, Charlie-Danny Thomas)
1920-07-12 - Honoré Desmond Sharrer, West Point New York, American artist
1920-11-19 - Gene Tierney, Brooklyn, New York, American actress (Laura, Ghost & Mrs Muir)
1921-04-10 - Chuck Connors, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa)
Weddings 1 - 84 of 84
1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton (1780-12-14)
1780-12-14 - US founding father Alexander Hamilton (25) weds Elizabeth Schuyler (23) at Schuyler Mansion in Albany, New York
1827-01-17 - Religious leader Joseph Smith Jr (21) weds church group movement leader Emma Smith (22) in South Bainbridge, New York
1838-09-14 - Newly escaped slave Frederick Douglass marries free woman Anne Murray in New York
1848-08-10 - Inventor Samuel Morse (57) weds Sarah Elizabeth Griswold in Utica, New York
1858-02-10 - US president Millard Fillmore (58) weds Caroline Carmichael (43) in Albany, New York
1867-08-08 - Engineer George Westinghouse (20) weds Marguerite Erskine Walker in Brooklyn, New York
1887-11-09 - Painter Grandma Moses (27) weds Thomas Salmon Moses in New York
Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar (1898-03-06) 1898-03-06 - Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar (25) weds political activist Alice Dunbar (22) in New York
1905-03-17 - Eleanor Roosevelt (20) marries Franklin D. Roosevelt (23) later 32nd US President in New York, & given away by her uncle, 26th President Theodore Roosevelt
1920-04-03 - Novelist and short story writer Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (23) weds novelist Zelda Sayre (19) at New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral
1920-04-03 - Author F. Scott Fitzgerald (23) weds novelist Zelda Fitzgerald (19) at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York
1923-04-30 - Golfer champion Walter Hagen (30) weds Edna Straus at the Hotel Biltmore in New York
1933-09-29 - NY Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig (30) weds Eleanor Twitchell in New Rochelle, New York
Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith (1937-09-17) 1937-09-17 - Economist John Kenneth Galbraith (29) weds author Catherine Atwater (24) at the Reformed Church of North Hempstead in New York
1940-08-31 - Football player and coach Vince Lombardi (27) weds Marie Planitz at Our Lady of Refuge Church in Bronx, New York
1942-07-26 - Science fiction author Isaac Asimov (22) weds Gertrude Blugerman in Brooklyn, New York
1945-01-06 - US First Lady Barbara Bush (19) weds 41st president George H. W. Bush (20) at the First Presbyterian Church in Rye, New York
1948-03-28 - Musician Nat King Cole (29) weds jazz singer Maria Hawkins (25) at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York
Sci-Fi Author Sir Arthur C. Clarke (1953-06-15) 1953-06-15 - Sci-Fi author Arthur C. Clarke (35) weds Marilyn Torgenson in New York
1953-07-02 - Author Roald Dahl (36) weds stage actress Patricia Neal (27) at Trinity Church in New York
1953-12-27 - Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (22) weds Joan Heise at St. Frances de Chantal Parish in Wantagh, New York
1956-06-29 - Actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (30) weds for 3rd time playwright Arthur Miller (40) at White Plains Court House in White Plains, New York
1965-05-15 - Director Martin Scorsese (22) weds Laraine Brennan in New York
1977-11-26 - Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (53) weds businessman Arthur Hardwick Jr at the Sheraton Inn in Cheektowaga, New York
Novelist Norman Mailer (1980-11-11) 1980-11-11 - Novelist Norman Mailer (57) weds Norris Church (31) in Brooklyn, New York
1984-12-18 - Actress Jamie Lee Curtis (26) weds actor Christopher Guest (37) in New York
1990-02-05 - Actor Rowan Atkinson (35) weds Sunetra Sastry in New York
1993-03-20 - Talk show host Morton Downey Jr (59) weds producer Lori Krebs (29) in Bellmore, New York
1994-05-14 - Software salesman Todd Beamer (25) weds Lisa Brosious in Peekskill, New York
1994-07-03 - Actress Natasha Richardson (31) weds actor Liam Neeson (42) at a private ceremony in New York
1994-08-27 - TV executive Anthony Radziwill (35) weds Emmy Award-winning journalist Carole Di Falco (31) in East Hampton, New York
Actress Natasha Richardson (1994-07-03) 1996-04-27 - Soap opera actor Lorenzo Lamas (38) weds Playboy model and actress Shauna Sand (24) in Rockland County, New York
1996-05-11 - Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (39) weds retail store designer Bill Keenan (43) at Manhattan City Hall in New York
1996-07-20 - Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters (48) weds investment adviser Michael Wittenberg (34) in Millbrook, New York
1996-12-21 - Famous singer Lionel Richie (47) weds clothing designer Diane Alexander (30) at Metropolitan Club in New York
1997-05-19 - Film and stage actor Matthew Broderick (50) weds Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker (47) in New York
1997-10-04 - MTV news anchor Tabitha Soren (30) weds "Liars Poker" author Michael Lewis (37) in Garrison, New York
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings (1997-12-06) 1997-12-06 - ABC's World News Tonight news anchor Peter Jennings (59) weds Kayce Freed in Bridgehampton, New York
1998-05-03 - "Jekyll & Hyde" lead singer Linda Eder (37) weds composer Frank Wildhorn (38) at their new 8-acre estate in North Salem, New York
1998-05-31 - Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch (33) weds daughter of prominent Tibetan activists Dechen Wangdu in New York
1998-10-03 - Dutch-born model Annette Roque (33) weds The Today show cohost Matt Lauer (41) at Presbyterian Church in Bridgehampton, New York
1999-06-13 - CNBC anchor-reporter Maria Bartiromo (31) weds son of multimillionaire financier Saul Steinberg, Jonathan Steinberg (34) in Long Island, New York
1999-06-25 - Business magnate Rupert Murdoch (68) weds businesswoman Wendi Deng (30) at the yacht Morning Glory in New York harbor
Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch (1999-06-25) 1999-07-10 - "It Could Happen To You" actress Rosie Perez (34) weds playwright and screenwriter Seth Zvi Rosenfeld (37) in Brooklyn, New York
1999-07-22 - Director Martin Scorsese (56) weds Helen Morris in New York
1999-09-26 - Actress-singer and former beauty queen Vanessa L Williams (36) weds Los Angeles Lakers' basketball player Rick Fox (30) at Church of the Holy Trinity in New York
2000-06-15 - "Murphy Brown" actress Candice Bergen (54) weds New York real estate magnate Marshall Rose (63) at a Manhattan synagogue
2001-06-09 - "Law & Order" actress and model Angie Harmon (28) weds New York Giant NFL player Jason Sehorn (30) at Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas, Texas
Director Martin Scorsese (1999-07-22) 2003-05-10 - "Ocean's Eleven" director and producer Steven Soderbergh (40) weds former fashion model Jules Asner (35) in Manhattan, New York
2003-06-07 - "Sidewalks of New York" actor-director Edward Burns (34) weds Calvin Klein model Christy Turlington (32) at St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in San Francisco, California
2003-06-28 - Colombian American actor John Leguizamo (42) weds estate planner Justine Maurer (35) on a Catholic-Jewish ceremony in New York
2003-07-11 - "The Sopranos" actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler (22) weds her manager A.J. Discala at Brooklyn Botanical Garden in New York
2003-08-23 - "The Hours" actress Julianne Moore (42) weds "The Myth of Fingerprints" director Bart Freundlich (33) in New York
Actress Julianne Moore (2003-08-23) 2004-09-09 - 'N Sync singer Joey Fatone (27) weds Kelly Baldwin (27) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York
2004-10-02 - "Piano Man" singer-songwriter Billy Joel (55) weds television food critic and chef Katie Lee (23) at 15-acre waterfront estate in Centre Island, New York
2004-10-28 - Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz (61) weds professor Anya Schiffrin (41) at the Municipal Building in New York
2005-01-29 - "New York Mets" catcher Mike Piazza (36) weds former "Baywatch" actress Alicia Rickter (32) at St. Jude Catholic Church in Miami, Florida
2005-08-27 - Actor Robert Downey Jr (40) weds producer Susan Levin (31) at the Windy Dune Estat in Amagansett, New York
2005-09-17 - Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (47) weds Bill Powers in Montauk, New York
Actor Robert Downey Jr (2005-08-27) 2006-02-10 - "Creed" former lead singer Scott Stapp (32) weds Miss New York USA 2004 winner Jaclyn Nesheiwat (25) in Miami
2006-03-17 - Publicist Lizzie Grubman (35) weds Chris Stern in New York
2006-11-04 - Radio and television journalist Alison Stewart (40) weds MSNBC vice-president of prime-time programming Bill Wolff (40) at the stylish New York restaurant Cipriani 23rd Street
2007-02-14 - Former Felicity actress Keri Russell (30) weds longtime boyfriend Shane Deary (30) in New York, New York
2007-11-09 - "Grey's Anatomy" actress Ellen Pompeo (38) weds music producer Chris Ivery (38) in New York, New York
2008-03-23 - France's former first lady Cecilia Ciganer-Albeniz (50) weds Moroccan-born public relations executive Richard Attias (48) in Manhattan, New York
Singer Beyoncé Knowles (2008-04-04) 2008-04-04 - Singer-songwriter and actress Beyonce Knowles (30) weds rapper Jay-Z (43) at a 13,500-square foot penthouse apartment in New York
2008-04-19 - New York Giants NFL quarterback Eli Manning (27) weds Abby McGrew (24) at the One & Only Palmilla Resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
2008-10-03 - Radio personality Howard Stern (54) weds actress Beth Ostrosky (36) in Manhattan, New York
2009-05-04 - Two-time Tony winner singer-actress Bebe Neuwirth (50) weds Napa Valley's Destino vineyard founder Chris Calkins at the Players Club in New York
2009-10-25 - Socialite Ivanka Trump (27) weds New York Observer owner Jared Kushner (28) at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey
Radio shock jock Howard Stern (2008-10-03) 2009-12-19 - Actor-singer Kevin Jonas (22) weds Danielle Deleasa (23) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York
2010-07-31 - Daughter of former US President Bill Clinton Chelsea Clinton (30) weds investment banker Marc Mezvinsky (32) at Astor Courts in Rhinebeck, New York
2010-12-11 - Actress Joanna Garcia (32) weds New York Yankees` Nick Swisher (31) at Breakers Hotel & Resort in Palm Beach, Florida
2011-02-25 - Actor and comedian Kelsey Grammer (57) weds Kayte Walsh (29) at the Longacre Theater in Manhattan, New York
2011-04-17 - Actress and model Torrey Devitto (26) weds actor Paul Wesley (28) in New York
2011-06-22 - British actor best known as British secret agent "James Bond" Daniel Craig (43) weds film and theatre actress Rachel Weisz (41) at a private ceremony in New York
Actress Rachel Weisz (2011-06-22) 2011-06-27 - Actress America Ferrera (28) weds actor and director Ryan Piers Williams (31) in New York
2011-08-16 - Fashion designer Michael Kors (51) weds Lance LePere in Southampton, New York
2011-10-09 - Musician Paul McCartney (69) weds New Yorker Nancy Shevell (51) in a civil ceremony at Old Marylebone Town Hall, London
2012-01-07 - Lady Antebellum singer-songwriter Hillary Scott (26) weds drummer Chris Tyrrell (25) at the Appel Inn near Albany, New York
2012-06-09 - Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (50) weds Michelle Rounds in New York
2012-07-04 - "Grey's Anatomy" actress Sara Ramirez (36) weds TIMEC's business analyst Ryan Debolt in a private beachside ceremony in New York
Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell (2012-06-09) 2012-10-06 - Former "Private Practice" actress Audra McDonald (42) weds Broadway star Will Swenson (38) in Croton-on-Hudson, New York
2013-09-21 - US billionaire investor and active supporter of liberal political causes George Soros (83) weds health care and education consultant Tamiko Bolton (42) at his estate in Bedford, New York
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2008-07-07 - Cynthia Rodriguez (35) divorces New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (32) due to long period of infidelity and emotional abandonment after 6 years of marriage
Deaths 1 - 27 of 27
1744-08-13 - John Cruger, Dutch-born Mayor of New York (b. 1678)
1774-07-11 - Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet, Irish-born New York pioneer
Poet Emma Lazarus (1887-11-19) 1887-11-19 - Emma Lazarus, US poet ("Give us your tired & poor"), dies in New York at 38
1910-10-20 - David B. Hill, Governor of New York (b. 1843)
1944-03-04 - Louis Capone, New York organized crime figure (b. 1896) (executed)
1958-03-28 - William Christopher Handy, US conductor/composer (St Louis Blues), dies at 84 in New York
1959-07-17 - Billie Holiday, jazz singer, dies at Metropolitan Hospital in New York of cirrhosis of the liver at 44
1967-12-03 - Harry Wismer, American original owner of the New York Jets (b. 1913)
1972-11-06 - Billy Murcia, rocker (New York Dolls), chokes to death at 21
Jazz Musician Billie Holiday (1959-07-17) 1972-12-23 - Abraham Joshua Heschel, Polish-born Jewish American rabbi and theologian dies in New York aged 65
1975-10-04 - Joan Whitney Payson, owner of New York Mets, dies at 72
1982-09-02 - Tom Baker, US actor, dies of a drug overdose in New York at 42
1983-05-28 - Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (b. 1909)
1984-11-14 - George Matthews, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Chick-Glynis), dies at 73
1985-10-01 - E. B. White, US author (New Yorker, Charlotte's Web), dies at 86
1991-03-09 - Jim Hardin, former Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves pitcher (b. 1943)
Writer E. B. White (1985-10-01) 1992-12-08 - William Shawn, US editor-in-chief (New Yorker, 1952-87), dies at 85
1993-09-28 - Peter De Vries, cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at 83
1994-10-09 - Fred Lebow, US founder of New York Marathon, dies of cancer
1995-01-12 - George Price, cartoonist (New Yorker), dies at 93
1999-01-06 - French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York following a brief respiratory illness at age 36
2000-05-03 - John Joseph Cardinal O'Connor, Catholic Archbishop of New York (b. 1920)
2008-07-12 - Bobby Murcer, center fielder for the New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, and Chicago Cubs from 1965-1983(b. 1946)
New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner (2010-07-13) 2010-07-13 - George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the New York Yankees, dies from heart attack at 80
2011-12-15 - Andy Carey, third baseman for 1950s New York Yankees, dies at 80
2012-02-16 - Anthony Shadid, New York Times foreign correspondent and two time Pulitzer winner, dies from asthma at 43
2013-02-01 - Ed Koch, American congressman and New York Mayor, dies from heart failure at 88