Today in New York History
Events 1 - 100 of 125
1524-04-17 - Giovanni Verrazano, a florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay
1609-07-04 - Samuel de Champlain shoots and kills two Iroquois chiefs at Ticonderoga, New York setting the tone of French-Iroquois relations for the next 150 years
1673-01-22 - Postal service between New York & Boston inaugurated
1683-11-01 - The British crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
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.
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 - 1st edition of New York Evening Post
First US President George Washington 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.
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
1851-09-18 - New York Times starts publishing (2 cents a copy)
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
1868-03-27 - The Lake Ontario Shore Railroad Company is organized in Oswego, New York.
US President Abraham Lincoln 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
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)
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.
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 United States. With three female companions, none of whom could drive a car, in fifty-nine days she drove a Maxwell automobile the 3,800 miles from Manhattan, New York, to San Francisco, California.
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.
1917-03-17 - Delta Phi Epsilon is founded at New York University Law School.
1925-02-21 - 1st issue of "New Yorker" magazine published
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.
1939-04-20 - 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
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
1960-07-13 - 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
1965-04-21 - New York World's Fair reopens for 2nd & final season
Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan 1965-08-28 - Bob Dylan booed for playing electric guiter at a concert in New York's Forest Hills
1967-11-22 - Silver hits record $2.17 an ounce in New York
1968-06-07 - The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies in state at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York.
1968-08-04 - WXTV TV channel 41 in New York-Paterson, NY (UNI) begins broadcasting
1969-09-02 - The first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Center, New York.
1970-09-21 - New York Times starts first modern op-ed page.
1971-04-08 - 1st legal off-track betting system begins (OTB-New York)
1973-05-11 - Citing government misconduct, Daniel Ellsberg has his charges for his involvement in releasing the Pentagon Papers to The New York Times dismissed.
1974-01-08 - Silver hits record $3.40 an ounce in New York
1974-09-01 - The SR-71 Blackbird sets (and holds) the record for flying from New York to London: 1 hour 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds.
1977-11-21 - 1st flight of Concorde (London to New York)
1979-02-18 - -52°F (-47°C), Old Forge, New York (state record)
1979-04-30 - Mary Therese Friel, (New York), crowned 28th Miss USA
1979-08-02 - Gilda Radner Live From New York opens on Broadway
1985-05-31 - 1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.
1986-10-28 - The centennial of the Statue of Liberty's dedication is re-celebrated in New York Harbor.
1992-08-03 - Paramount inaugurates New York Street on TV/movie lot
1992-10-09 - A 13 kilogram (est.) meteorite lands in the driveway of the Knapp residence in Peekskill, New York, destroying the family's 1980 Chevrolet Malibu
1993-12-07 - The Long Island Rail Road massacre: Passenger Colin Ferguson murders six people and injures 19 others on the LIRR in Nassau County, New York.
1995-09-19 - The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber's manifesto.
1995-09-24 - 31st Ryder Cup: Europe beats US, 14½-13½ at Oak Hill County Club (Rochester, New York, US)
Birthdays 1 - 100 of 105
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)
1754-10-16 - Morgan Lewis, Governor of New York (1804-07) (d. 1844)
1758-12-23 - Nathan Wilson U.S. Representative from New York
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)
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)
1856-12-22 - Frank Kellogg, Potsdam, New York, Sec of State (1925-29), try to outlaw war (Nobel 1929), (d. 1937)
Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton (1862-01-24) 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)
1878-01-16 - Harry Carey [Henry DeWitt Carey II], Bronx New York, American actor (Aces Wild, Border Cafe, Air Force)
1884-10-11 - Eleanor Roosevelt, [Anna], New York, 1st lady (1933-1945)/crusader (Nobel 1931), (d. 1962)
1891-12-26 - Henry Miller, Manhattan, New York, author/artist (Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, Sexus), (d. 1980)
1892-03-13 - Janet Flanner, journalist (New Yorker)
1893-08-17 - Mae West, New York, actress (She Dine him Wrong), (d. 1980)
1897-03-18 - Betty Compson, actress (Big City, Docks Of New York)
1897-11-08 - Dorothy Day, New York, American journalist, social activist, and devout Catholic convert
1900-10-17 - Jean Arthur, New York, American actress (Shane, Mr Smith Goes to Washington) (d. 1991)
1901-09-28 - Ed Sullivan, New York NY, TV variety show host/gossip columnist (Ed Sullivan Show)
1903-05-06 - Toots Shor, New York restaurateur (d. 1977)
1905-07-29 - Clara Bow, Brooklyn New York, silent screen actress (It, Saturday Night Kid), (d. 1965)
1907-03-17 - Sonny Werblin, former owner of the New York Jets (d. 1991)
1909-10-07 - Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (d. 1983)
Silent Screen Actress Clara Bow (1905-07-29) 1912-01-07 - Charles Addams, cartoonist (New Yorker, Addams Family)
1912-07-31 - Milton Friedman, Brooklyn New York, economist (Nobel 1976), (d. 2006)
1914-06-14 - Winifred Milius Lubell, New York, American illustrator and writer (The Outer Lands) (d. 2012)
1914-06-15 - Saul Steinberg, Romania, cartoonist/illustrator (New Yorker)
1914-10-04 - Brendan Gill, writer/critic (New Yorker magazine)
1916-08-14 - Wellington Mara, Co-Owner of the New York Giants (d. 2005)
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)
1917-09-30 - 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)
1919-08-19 - Malcolm Forbes, Brooklyn New York, publisher (Forbes Magazine), (d. 1990)
1919-12-19 - Benedict Freedman, New York, NY, novelist and mathematician (Mrs Mike), (d. 2012)
1921-05-25 - Hal David, New York, lyricist (Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head), (d. 2012)
1921-07-10 - Jake LaMotta, Bronx New York, middleweight boxing champ (1949-51) (Raging Bull)
Writer Alex Haley (1921-08-11) 1921-08-11 - Alex Haley, Ithaca New York, writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), (d. 1992)
1922-01-22 - Howard Moss, poet/editor (New Yorker)
1922-04-16 - Eddie Bert, Yonkers, New York, bebopjazz trombonist, (d. 2012)
1924-08-02 - James Baldwin, New York, author (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country), (d. 1987)
1924-11-26 - George Segal, New York, American painter and sculptor of lifelike mixed-media figures (Bus Driver)
1925-06-08 - Barbara Pierce Bush, Flushing, New York, US 1st lady (1989-93)
1925-11-24 - William F. Buckley Jr, New York, American conservative author and commentator (National Review, Firing Line)
1926-06-28 - Robert Ledley, Flushing, Queens, New York, physiologist, biophysicist, and radiologist, (d. 2012)
1926-08-07 - Amo Houghton, (Rep-R-New York)
1929-08-14 - Louise M Slaughter, (Rep-D-New York)
1930-08-14 - Gerald B H Solomon, (Rep-R-New York, 1979- )
1932-04-12 - Tiny Tim [ Herbert Khaury], New York, musician, (d. 1996)
1933-06-17 - Anthony Bevilacqua, Brooklyn, New York, Roman Catholic Cardinal (Philadelphia), (d. 2012)
1934-07-21 - Edolphus Towns, (Rep-D-New York, 1983- )
1935-12-05 - Calvin Trillin, author (New Yorker)
US First Lady Barbara Bush (1925-06-08) 1937-07-05 - Nita M Lowey, (Rep-D-New York)
1937-07-09 - Marty Springstead, Nyack, New York, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor
1938-02-24 - James Farentino, Brooklyn, New York, actor (The Final Countdown), (d. 2012)
1938-10-27 - Maurice Hinchey, (Rep-D-New York)
1939-10-14 - Ralph Lauren, Bronx, New York, fashion designer (Chaps, Polo Ralph Lauren)
1941-11-05 - Art Garfunkel, New York, American singer/actor (Sounds of Silence, Carnal Knowledge)
1942-10-21 - Judith Sheindlin, Brooklyn, New York, Jurist and Television personality (Judge Judy)
1942-11-17 - Martin Scorsese, Queens, New York, director (Raging Bull, The Departed)
1943-06-11 - Henry Hill Jr., Brooklyn, New York, mobster and FBI informant (inspired Goodfellas), (d. 2012)
1943-10-24 - Jose Serrano, (Rep-D-New York)
1944-04-05 - Peter T King, (Rep-R-New York)
1946-12-20 - Dick Wolf, New York, American television series creator (Miami Vice, Law & Order)
1947-08-14 - Danielle Steel, New York, American novelist (Wanderlust, The House)
1947-10-26 - Hillary Clinton (Rodham), Chicago, Illinois, First Lady (1993-2001), Senator (New York, 2001-2009), Secretary of State (f. 2009)
1948-10-08 - Johnny Ramone [Cummings], Long Island, New York, American rock guitarist (Ramones)
Disney Composer Alan Menken (1949-07-22) 1949-07-22 - Alan Menken, New York, Disney composer (Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast - 8 Oscars)
1950-01-05 - Chris Stein, rock guitarist and co-founder of Blondie (Heart of Glass, Call Me) born in Brooklyn, New York
1951-04-13 - Jack Quinn, (Rep-R-New York)
1951-11-03 - Ed Murawinski, American cartoonist, New York Daily News
1953-02-28 - Paul Krugman, American economist and New York Times columnist (Nobel Prize in Economics 2008)
1953-03-28 - Nydia M Velazquez, (Rep-D-New York, 1993- )
1953-11-21 - Tina Brown, journalist publisher (New Yorker, Tattler)
1953-12-21 - Tina Brown, journalist (New Yorker)
1954-04-29 - Bill Paxon, (Rep-R-New York)
1954-07-06 - Willie Randolph, former New York Mets manager
1954-10-03 - Al Sharpton [Alfred Charles], Brooklyn, New York, minister and civil rights activist (Keepin' It Real)
1955-11-13 - Whoopi Goldberg [Caryn Johnson], New York, actress, comedian, and singer (Color Purple, Burglar)
1956-05-30 - Jonathan Idema, Poughkeepsie, New York, torturer, kidnapper and con artist (d. 2012)
1958-05-30 - Steve Israel, American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives (D-New York)
1958-10-29 - David Remnick, American writer and editor of The New Yorker
Actress Whoopi Goldberg (1955-11-13) 1963-09-04 - Sam Yaffa, Finnish musician (Hanoi Rocks, New York Dolls)
1964-11-14 - Joseph "Run" Simmons, New York, American rapper (Run DMC)
1965-07-24 - Kadeem Hardison, New York, American actor (A Different World, The Sixth Man)
1966-05-03 - M-16 [Ernest Mateen], Brooklyn New York, Cruiserweight boxing champion, (d. 2012)
1966-09-09 - Adam Sandler, Brooklyn New York, actor/comedian (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Saturday Night Live)
1968-09-26 - Anthony Shadid, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, New York Times foreign correspondent and two time Pulitzer winner, (d. 2012)
1969-07-24 - Jennifer Lopez, Bronx New York, actress and pop singer (Selena)
1969-09-03 - Noah Baumbach, Brooklyn, New York, writer, director and independent film maker (The Squid and the Whale)
1971-01-11 - Mary Jane Blige, New York, American R&B singer-songwriter
1971-10-18 - Tammy Harris, Williamstown NY, Miss America-New York State (1997)
1972-05-08 - Keelin Curnuck, Miss New York USA (1996)/Ms Venus Swimwear (1994)
1976-11-30 - Cypher Zero, American circus innovator (New York Circus Arts)
1977-11-16 - Maggie Gyllenhaal, New York, actress (Donnie Darko, The Dark Knight)
1979-01-27 - Jessica Lynn Ferdinand, Miss New York Teen USA (1997)
Weddings 1 - 55 of 53
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
1942-07-26 - Science fiction author Isaac Asimov (22) weds Gertrude Blugerman in Brooklyn, 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
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
1994-08-27 - TV executive Anthony Radziwill (35) weds Emmy Award-winning journalist Carole Di Falco (31) in East Hampton, New York
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
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker (1997-05-19) 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
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
1998-10-03 - 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
1999-07-10 - "It Could Happen To You" actress Rosie Perez (34) weds playwright and screenwriter Seth Zvi Rosenfeld (37) in Brooklyn, 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
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
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 film producer Susan Levin (31) at the Windy Dune Estate in Amagansett, New York
2005-09-17 - Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (47) weds Bill Powers in Montauk, New York
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
2008-04-04 - Singer-songwriter and actress Beyonce Knowles (30) weds one of the greatest rappers of all-time Jay-Z (43) at 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
Radio shock jock Howard Stern (2008-10-03) 2009-10-25 - Socialite Ivanka Trump (27) weds New York Observer owner Jared Kushner (28) at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey
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
2011-06-27 - Actress America Ferrera (28) weds actor and director Ryan Piers Williams (31) in New York
2011-08-08 - Fashion designer Michaek Kors (51) weds Lance Le Pere in Southampton, 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
2012-07-04 - "Grey's Anatomy" actress Sara Ramirez (36) weds TIMEC's business analyst Ryan Debolt in a private beachside ceremony in New York
2012-10-06 - Former "Private Practice" actress Audra McDonald (42) weds Broadway star Will Swenson (38) in Croton-on-Hudson, New York
Divorces 1 - 1 of 1
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 - 21 of 21
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
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
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
1975-10-04 - Joan Whitney Payson, owner of New York Mets, dies at 72
1983-05-28 - Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (b. 1909)
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)
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