This Day In New York History
There are a lot places to find information on New York history. Plenty of organizations do a great job telling in depth stories about specific battles, famous people, and even small town tales. All of that history comes with important dates in our past.
This page is an evolving attempt to try and capture the important dates in the Empire State’s past. The database includes historic events, births, and deaths that took place on this day in history. Each one in some way directly relates to Upstate.
This database is a work in progress and is updated regularly with historic dates. Some will be wide reaching and recognizable across Upstate. Others will be noteworthy only to those who live right in the region.
Regardless of the relation, all of the dates and events included in this database have had an impact in some way to the history of Upstate New York.
- 1880 At Rochester's horse racing track Driving Park, the horse Maud S breaks a world record for the mile time and records a 2:11 3/4 minute mile, beating out a previous world record mile recorded at Driving Park by The Maid in 1874.
Whether it’s the closing an iconic restaurant, the birth of a well known Upstater, or a news event that made waves, it’s an important piece of our past. It may seem inconsequential, but preserving the past is an integral part of our local storytelling.
If you have a piece of history related to New York that you feel should be included, please submit using this contact form.