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

  • 1830 The Book of Mormon is first published in Palmyra
  • 1885 Eastman Dry Plate Company (later, Kodak) produces the first commercial motion picture film.
  • 1990 The Grateful Dead play the last of a three-night stint at the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany that would later be released as a live album titled "Dozin' at the Knick".


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