History of New York State

History of New York

1524 - Giovanni da Varrazano of France, sailed into New York Harbor

1524

Giovanni da Varrazano of France, sailed into New York Harbor

1609 - Henry Hudson explored Hudson River

1609

Henry Hudson explored Hudson River

1609 - Samuel de Champlain exlored northeastern New York

1609

Samuel de Champlain exlored northeastern New York

1621 - Dutch West Indian Company established New Netherland

1621

Dutch West Indian Company established New Netherland

1626 - Dutch purchased Manhattan Island from local Indians

1626

Dutch purchased Manhattan Island from local Indians

1664 - English conquered New Netherland, changed name to New York

1664

English conquered New Netherland, changed name to New York

1673 - Anglo-Dutch war occurred

1673

Anglo-Dutch war occurred

1673 - Dutch captured New Amsterdam

1673

Dutch captured New Amsterdam

1674 - English and Dutch arrived at peace agreement

1674

English and Dutch arrived at peace agreement

1674 - English recaptured New Amsterdam

1674

English recaptured New Amsterdam

1674 - New Amsterdam named New York City

1674

New Amsterdam named New York City

1765 - Conference held in New York City regarding Stamp Act

1765

Conference held in New York City regarding Stamp Act

1774 - Colonists disguised as Indians dumped load of tea into harbor

1774

Colonists disguised as Indians dumped load of tea into harbor

1775 - American Revolution began

1775

American Revolution began

1775 - Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold took Fort Ticonderoga

1775

Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold took Fort Ticonderoga

1775 - New York City shelled by British man-of-war

1775

New York City shelled by British man-of-war

1776 - Declaration of Independence endorsed

1776

Declaration of Independence endorsed

1776 - fire in New York City destroyed 1,000 homes

1776

fire in New York City destroyed 1,000 homes

1776 - Nathan Hale hung for spying

1776

Nathan Hale hung for spying

1776 - New York declared independence from England

1776

New York declared independence from England

1777 - First constitution adopted

1777

First constitution adopted

1777 - George Clinton elected governor

1777

George Clinton elected governor

1783 - Battle of Saratoga occurred

1783

Battle of Saratoga occurred

1783 - British troops left New York City

1783

British troops left New York City

1783 - Revolutionary War ended

1783

Revolutionary War ended

1785 - New York City named nation's capitol

1785

New York City named nation's capitol

1788 - New York became 11th state

1788

New York became 11th state

1789 - George Washington inaugurated as first U. S. president in New York City

1789

George Washington inaugurated as first U. S. president in New York City

1792 - New York Stock Exchange founded

1792

New York Stock Exchange founded

1796 - Coffee House Slip Fire destroyed about 50 buildings near Murray Wharf

1796

Coffee House Slip Fire destroyed about 50 buildings near Murray Wharf

1797 - Albany named state capitol

1797

Albany named state capitol

1802 - West Point Military Academy opened

1802

West Point Military Academy opened

1812 - War of 1812 occurred

1812 - 1815

War of 1812 occurred

1825 - Erie Canal completed

1825

Erie Canal completed

1827 - Slavery abolished in New York

1827

Slavery abolished in New York

1831 - New York's first railroad opened

1831

New York's first railroad opened

1835 - Fire in NYC financial district destroyed more than 600 buildings

1835

Fire in NYC financial district destroyed more than 600 buildings

1876 - Stage fire at Brooklyn Theater killed 276

1876

Stage fire at Brooklyn Theater killed 276

1883 - Brooklyn Bridge opened

1883

Brooklyn Bridge opened

1886 - Statue of Liberty dedicated

1886

Statue of Liberty dedicated

1901 - President William McKinley assassinated in Buffalo

1901

President William McKinley assassinated in Buffalo

1901 - Theodore Roosevelt elected president of U.S.

1901

Theodore Roosevelt elected president of U.S.

1904 - Steamship General Slocum caught fire, killed over 1,000 passengers

1904

Steamship General Slocum caught fire, killed over 1,000 passengers

1929 - Great Depression began

1929

Great Depression began

1929 - New York Stock Exchanged crashed

1929

New York Stock Exchanged crashed

1932 - Lake Placid hosted Olympic Winter Games

1932

Lake Placid hosted Olympic Winter Games

1938 - New England Hurricane struck Long Island, 10 killed

1938

New England Hurricane struck Long Island, 10 killed

1939 - North Beach Airport (LaGuardia dedicated)

1939

North Beach Airport (LaGuardia dedicated)

1939 - World's Fair opened in New York City

1939

World's Fair opened in New York City

1945 - B-25 bomber crashed into Empire State Building

1945

B-25 bomber crashed into Empire State Building

1948 - New York International Airport (JFK opened)

1948

New York International Airport (JFK opened)

1952 - United Nations Headquarters completed in New York City

1952

United Nations Headquarters completed in New York City

1955 - Brooklyn Dodgers won World Series

1955

Brooklyn Dodgers won World Series

1959 - St. Lawrence Seaway opened

1959

St. Lawrence Seaway opened

1964 - World Fair opened in New York City

1964

World Fair opened in New York City

1977 - Major blackout occurred, 9 million people without power for 25 hours

1977

Major blackout occurred, 9 million people without power for 25 hours

1980 - Ex-Beatle, John Lennon, murdered in front of his home

1980

Ex-Beatle, John Lennon, murdered in front of his home

1997 - Cathy and Matt O'Connor are married at West Point

1997

Cathy and Matt O'Connor are married at West Point

2000 - former first lady Hillary Clinton elected to U.S. Senate

2000

former first lady Hillary Clinton elected to U.S. Senate

2001 - 9/11 - Terrorists crashed two planes into World Trade Center

2001

9/11 - Terrorists crashed two planes into World Trade Center

2011 - Protests held at Wall Street

2011

Protests held at Wall Street

2012 - Hurricane Sandy hits New York City and closes the city for a week

2012

Hurricane Sandy hits New York City and closes the city for a week