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 with historic events updated regularly. 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

  • 1847 The City of Syracuse is officially formed
  • 1865 The Trinity Episcopal Church of Canaseraga, New York, Allegany County is officially dedicated.
  • 1976 Lake Erie entirely freezes over.


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