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History of NYC

I am fascinated with NYC, and being from another country, I wanted to take this project to learn more about its history. Please let me know if you think I'm missing any significant moments in history (there are so many!). I want to keep this simple so I may consider removing a few, but if there are any must haves or omissions you think I can make let me know.

1524 – Giovanni da Verrazano – First European arrives to New York Harbor

1609 – Henry Hudson explores the river

1624 – First Dutch settlement established – Dutch ruling for 40 years

1664 – British army conquered the colony of New Netherland – name New York is born

1776 – American Revolution

1785 – First capital of US

1792 – NYSE founded

1798 – 1805 – Yellow Fever

1811 – Plans laid out for 14th st to Washington Heights

1835 – The Great Fire in Financial District

1863 – Lincoln Riots regarding Draft for American Civil War

1883 – Brooklyn Bridge erected

1886 –Statue of Liberty gifted

1890s (ongoing) – over 12 million immigrants pass through Ellis Island

1898 – Consolidation of 5 Boroughs

1902 – Flatiron Building created

1904 – IRT opens

1931 – Empire State + Chrysler completed

1935 (ongoing)  – Racial tensions in Harlem

1952 – UN Headquarters

1956 – Subway series: Yankees + Dodgers

1964 – World’s Fair

1968 – NY Jets win Superbowl

1969 – Mets World Series

1973 – WTC Completed

1977 – Blackout & World Series + Fire

1977/78 – Yankees Back to Back World Series

1980 – John Lennon Murdered

1986 – Mets win World Series

86 90 – NY Giants Win Superbowl

1993 – World Trade Center bombing

96 98 99 00 – Yankees World Series

September 11, 2001

07 + 11 – NY Giants Win Superbowl

2012 – Hurricane Sandy

 

 

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