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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.

Today’s Events

1903 The first head-on train collision to occur in the Adirondacks takes place when trains 650 and 651 of the Mohawk and Malone line collide, injuring 28 and killing three.
2020 After 115 years in business, Indelicato's meat market in Auburn (Cayuga County) closes its doors for good citing several factors that contribute to the decision, the COVID pandemic playing a large role in making it too difficult to stay in business. Ottavio Indelicato opened a small deli in 1905 on South Division Street, which later became Columbus Street. Originally, Indelicato's was located at the intersection with LaFayette Place where a vacant lot now sits.

Looking for more? You’ll find a whole bunch of Upstate history in the facts section.


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.