This Day In New York History

There are many places around the web to find information about the vast history of New York. Lots of organizations do a great job telling in depth stories about specific battles, historic people, and even small town tales. This page is an ongoing attempt to try and pay homage to 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.

This database is a work in progress is update 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 New York.

Today’s Events

  • 1885 Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States, dies of throat cancer at 8:00am while staying at Mt. McGregor cottage in the Adirondacks.
  • 2006 Rochester Elks Lodge #24 holds its first music festival.


If you have a piece of history related to New York that you feel should be included, please submit using this contact form.