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Albany, New York
Albany is the capital city of the U.S. state of New York, the seat of Albany County, and the central city of New York's Capital District. Roughly north of New York City, Albany sits on the west bank of the Hudson River, about south of its confluence with the Mohawk River...
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1686
7.22.1686
Albany, New York is formally chartered as a municipality by Governor Thomas Dongan.
1807
8.17.1807
Robert Fulton's first American steamboat leaves New York City for Albany, New York on the Hudson River, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the world.
1825
10.26.1825
The Erie Canal opens – passage from Albany, New York to Lake Erie.