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Timeline of Events
1876
11.23.1876
Corrupt Tammany Hall leader William Marcy Tweed (better known as Boss Tweed) is delivered to authorities in New York City after being captured in Spain.
1877
5.8.1877
At Gilmore's Gardens in New York City, the first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opens.
1879
2.12.1879
The first artificial ice rink in North America opens at Gilmore's Park in New York City.
5.30.1879
New York City's Gilmores Garden is renamed Madison Square Garden by William Henry Vanderbilt and is opened to the public at 26th Street and Madison Avenue.
1883
5.24.1883
The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City is opened to traffic after 14 years of construction.
5.30.1883
In New York City, a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge is going to collapse causes a stampede that crushes twelve people.
10.22.1883
The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opens with a performance of Gounod's ''Faust''.
1885
6.17.1885
1886
10.29.1886
The first ticker-tape parade takes place in New York City when office workers spontaneously throw ticker tape into the streets as the Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1891
5.5.1891
The Music Hall in New York City (later known as Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening and first public performance, with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.
1894
4.14.1894
The first ever commercial motion picture house opened in New York City using ten Kinetoscopes, a device for peep-show viewing of films.
9.4.1894
In New York City, 12,000 tailors strike against sweatshop working conditions.
1895
6.27.1895
The inaugural run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's ''Royal Blue'' from Washington, D.C., to New York City, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
1898
1.1.1898
New York City annexes land from surrounding counties, creating the City of Greater New York. The four initial boroughs, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx, are joined on January 25 by Staten Island to create the modern city of five boroughs.
1904
6.15.1904
A fire aboard the steamboat SS General Slocum in New York City's East River kills 1,000.
12.31.1904
The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square (then known as Longacre Square) in New York, New York.
1907
7.8.1907
Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first Follies on the roof of the New York Theater in New York City.
9.7.1907
Cunard Line's RMS Lusitania sets sail on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
11.16.1907
Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania, sister ship of RMS Lusitania, sets sail on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
1908
1.1.1908
For the first time, a ball is dropped in New York City's Times Square to signify the start of the New Year at midnight.
1.21.1908
New York City passes the Sullivan Ordinance, making it illegal for women to smoke in public, only to have the measure vetoed by the mayor.
1911
3.25.1911
In New York City, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers.
1912
4.18.1912
The Cunard liner ''RMS Carpathia'' brings 705 survivors from the ''RMS Titanic'' to New York City.
1913
2.2.1913
Grand Central Terminal is opened in New York City.
2.17.1913
The Armory Show opens in New York City, displaying works of artists who are to become some of the most influential painters of the early 20th century.
4.24.1913
The Woolworth Building skyscraper in New York City is opened.
1914
2.13.1914
Copyright: In New York City the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is established to protect the copyrighted musical compositions of its members.
5.30.1914
The new and then largest Cunard ocean liner RMS Aquitania, 45,647 tons, sets sails on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
1915
5.1.1915
The RMS Lusitania departs from New York City on her two hundred and second, and final, crossing of the North Atlantic. Six days later, the ship is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland with the loss of 1,198 lives, including 128 Americans, rousing American sentiment against Germany.
10.23.1915
Woman's suffrage: In New York City, 25,000-33,000 women march on Fifth Avenue to advocate their right to vote.
1924
11.27.1924
In New York City, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is held.
1926
8.6.1926
In New York City, the Warner Brothers' Vitaphone system premieres with the movie ''Don Juan'' starring John Barrymore.
1927
1.7.1927
The first transatlantic telephone call is made – from New York City to London.
3.11.1927
In New York City, Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theatre.
4.7.1927
First distance public television broadcast (from Washington, D.C. to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover).
6.13.1927
Aviator Charles Lindbergh receives a ticker-tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York City.
11.13.1927
The Holland Tunnel opens to traffic as the first Hudson River vehicle tunnel linking New Jersey to New York City.
1929
10.23.1929
The first North American transcontinental air service begins between New York City and Los Angeles, California.
11.7.1929
In New York City, the Museum of Modern Art opens to the public.
1930
1.6.1930
The first diesel-engined automobile trip is completed, from Indianapolis, Indiana, to New York City.