New York Timeline History

John Trumbull's Surrender of General Burgoyne stylizes the American win at Saratoga.

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arrow 1524: Giovanni da Varrazano of France, sailed into New York Harbor

arrow 1609: Henry Hudson explored Hudson River; Samuel de Champlain exlored northeastern New York

arrow 1621: Dutch West Indian Company established New Netherland

arrow 1626: Dutch purchased Manhattan Island from local Indians

arrow 1664: English conquered New Netherland, changed name to New York

arrow 1673: Anglo-Dutch war occurred; Dutch captured New Amsterdam

arrow 1674: English recaptured New Amsterdam; English and Dutch arrived at peace agreement; New Amsterdam named New York City

arrow 1702: Yellow fever epidemic killed over 500

arrow 1765: Conference held in New York City regarding Stamp Act

arrow 1774: Colonists disguised as Indians dumped load of tea into harbor

arrow 1775: American Revolution began; Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold took Fort Ticonderoga; New York City shelled by British man-of-war

arrow 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

arrow 1777: First constitution adopted; George Clinton elected governor

arrow 1783: Battle of Saratoga occurred; British troops left New York City; Revolutionary War ended

arrow 1785: New York City named nation's capitol

arrow 1788: New York became 11th state

arrow 1789: George Washington inaugurated as first U. S. president in New York City

arrow 1792: New York Stock Exchange founded

arrow 1795: Yellow fever epidemic killed 732

arrow 1796: Coffee House Slip Fire destroyed about 50 buildings near Murray Wharf

arrow 1797: Albany named state capitol

arrow 1798: Great epidemic killled 2,086

arrow 1802: West Point Military Academy opened

arrow 1812-15: War of 1812 occurred

arrow 1825: Erie Canal completed

arrow 1827: Slavery abolished in New York

arrow 1831: New York's first railroad opened

arrow 1835: Fire in NYC financial district destroyed more than 600 buildings

arrow 1871: Explosion on Staten Island Ferry Westfield II killed 125

arrow 1876: Stage fire at Booklyn Theater killed 276

arrow 1883: Brooklyn Bridge opened

arrow 1886: Statue of Liberty dedicated

arrow 1888: Great Blizzard of '88 paralyzed eastern seaboard

arrow 1896: Nine-day heatwave in NYC killed 420

arrow 1901: President William McKinley assassinated in Buffalo; Theodore Roosevelt elected president of U.S.

arrow 1904: Steamship General Slocum caught fire, killed over 1,000 passengers

arrow 1905: New York Giants won World Series

arrow 1918: Great Influenza Pandemic killed 851

arrow 1920: Wall Street bombing killed 40

arrow 1927: New York Yankees won World Series

arrow 1928: New York Yankees won World Series

arrow 1929: New York Stock Exchanged crashed; Great Depression began

arrow 1932: Lake Placid hosted Olympic Winter Games

arrow 1933: New York Giants won World Series

arrow 1935: Race riots in Harlem killed 3, injured 125

arrow 1936: New York Yankees won World Series

arrow 1937: New York Yankees won World Series

arrow 1938: New England Hurriane struck Long Island, 10 killed

arrow 1939: New York Yankees won World Series

arrow 1939: World's Fair opened in New York City; North Beach Airport LaGuardia: dedicated; New York Yankees won World Series

arrow 1941: New York Yankees won World Series

arrow 1943: Race riots in Harlem, several looters killed, 500 injured; New York Yankees won World Series

arrow 1945: B-25 bomber crashed into Empire State Building, killed 13

arrow 1947: New York Yankees won World Series

arrow 1948: New York International Airport JFK: opened

arrow 1949: New York Yankees won World Series

arrow 1950: New York Yankees won World Series

arrow 1952: United Nations Headquarters completed in New York City; New York Yankees won World Series

arrow 1953: New York Yankees won World Series

arrow 1954: New York Giants won World Series

arrow 1955: Brooklyn Dodgers won World Series

arrow 1957: New York Giants move to San Francisco, Brooklyn Dodgers move to Los Angeles

arrow 1958: New York Yankees won World Series

arrow 1958: New York Yankees won World Series

arrow 1959: St. Lawrence Seaway opened

arrow 1960: Fire on USS Constellation killed 50, injured 323, $75 million damages

arrow 1961: New York Yankees won World Series

arrow 1962: New York Yankees won World Series

arrow 1963: Brush fires on Staten Island destroyed 100 homes

arrow 1964: Race riots in Harlem, one person killed, 100 injured; World Fair opened in New York City

arrow 1965: Black nationalist leader, Malcom X, assassinated; Great Northeast Blackout power outage:

arrow 1966: Fire killed 12 members of NYC Fire Dept

arrow 1969: New York Mets won World Series

arrow 1973: 40 workers killed in LNG tank explosion

arrow 1975: Bomb exploded in TWA baggage claim area at LaGuardia, killed 11, injured 74

arrow 1977: Major blackout occurred, 9 million people without power for 25 hours; New York Yankees won World Series

arrow 1978: New York Yankees won World Series

arrow 1980: Ex-Beatle, John Lennon, murdered in front of home

arrow 1986: New York Mets won World Series

arrow 1993: Terrorist attack killed six, injured over 1000 at World Trade Center

arrow 1996: TWA Flight 800 crashed, killed 230; New York Yankees won World Series

arrow 1998: New York Yankees won World Series

arrow 1999: New York Yankees won World Series

arrow 2000: New York Yankees won World Series; former first lady Hillary Clinton elected to U.S. Senate

arrow 2001: 9/11 - Terrorists hijacked, then crashed two planes into World Trade Center, nearly 3,000 killed, with billions in property loss. Later in the year, American Airlines plane crash in New York City kills 260

arrow 2003: Power outage across eastern U.S. and Canada; Staten Island ferry crash kills 10, injures 43

arrow 2005: Strike by workers shut down New York City transit system

arrow 2006: Yankees pitcher, Cory Lidle and flight instructor, killed in airplane crash; first beam of the new Freedom Tower placed

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