11 Oct 1884

United States
15 Nov 1891

United States
17 Nov 1902

United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt and Anna Eleanor Roosevelt attended the Madison Square Garden Horse Show together in New York, New York, United States; later that night, Eleanor Roosevelt appeared for the first time in Franklin Roosevelt's diary. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | New York | CPC]
17 Sep 1904

United States
12 Apr 1906

Photo(s) dated 12 Apr 1906
Maxim Gorky and Mark Twain at a dinner at Club A House, New York, New York, United States, 12 Apr 1906; note Zinovy Peshkov seated next to Gorky
9 Dec 1906

United States
  • Grace Murray was born in New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Grace Hopper | New York | CPC]
23 Dec 1907

United States
11 Sep 1911

United States
  • Haiqi arrived in New York, New York, United States and became the first Chinese warship to enter American waters. Her officers and men visited the mausoleum of former US President Ulysses S. Grant and presented a wreath. ww2dbase [Haiqi | New York | CPC]
5 Feb 1917

United States
  • Henry Arnold assumed command of 7th Aero Squadron in New York, New York, United States; the squadron was destined for the Panama Canal Zone. ww2dbase [Henry Arnold | New York | CPC]
7 Jan 1918

United States
  • Joseph Stilwell boarded USMS New York at New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Joseph Stilwell | New York | CPC]
8 Sep 1918

United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt arrived in New York, New York, United States via passenger ship Leviathan. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | New York | CPC]
1 Dec 1918

United States
  • Joseph Rochefort reported to the headquarters of the United States Naval Auxiliary Reserve at the ferry terminal in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Joseph Rochefort | New York | CPC]
25 Dec 1918

United States
  • USS Arizona arrived at New York City, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Arizona | New York | CPC]
26 Dec 1918

United States
  • USS Arizona participated in a fleet review in New York Harbor, New York, United States for US Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels. ww2dbase [Arizona | New York | CPC]
  • USS New Mexico participated in the naval review in New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New Mexico | New York | CPC]
22 Jan 1919

United States
  • USS Arizona departed New York City, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Arizona | New York | CPC]
27 Feb 1919

United States
  • USS New Mexico arrived at New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New Mexico | New York | CPC]
5 Apr 1919

United States
  • Harold George married Vera McKenna in New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Harold George | New York | CPC]
25 Apr 1919

United States
  • Douglas MacArthur arrived in New York, New York, United States via ocean liner Leviathan. ww2dbase [Douglas MacArthur | New York | CPC]
30 Jun 1919

United States
  • USS Arizona arrived at New York City, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Arizona | New York | CPC]
6 Jan 1920

United States
1 May 1920

United States
  • USS Arizona arrived at New York City, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Arizona | New York | CPC]
17 May 1920

United States
  • USS Arizona departed New York City, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Arizona | New York | CPC]
25 Jun 1920

United States
  • USS Arizona arrived at New York City, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Arizona | New York | CPC]
4 Jan 1921

United States
  • USS Arizona departed New York City, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Arizona | New York | CPC]
29 Apr 1921

United States
  • USS Arizona arrived at New York City, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Arizona | New York | CPC]
15 Jun 1921

United States
  • USS Arizona departed New York City, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Arizona | New York | CPC]
9 Jul 1921

United States
  • USS Arizona departed New York City, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Arizona | New York | CPC]
28 Jul 1921

United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt set sail aboard a yacht from New York, New York, United States for a Boy Scouts event further north up the Hudson River. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | New York | CPC]
28 Dec 1923

United States
  • George Bernard Shaw's play St. Joan premiered at the Garrick theatre, New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York | AC]
26 Jun 1924

United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt gave a speech in support of Governor Alfred E. Smith during the Democratic Party National Convention in New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Franklin Roosevelt | New York | CPC]
13 Jun 1927

United States
  • Aviator Charles Lindbergh received a ticker-tape parade down 5th Avenue in New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York | CPC]
31 May 1929

United States
28 Oct 1929

United States
  • Black Monday: In the United States, Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 13% on the stock market. ww2dbase [New York | AC]
29 Oct 1929

United States
  • Black Tuesday: In the United States, Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 12% on the stock market. ww2dbase [New York | CPC]
13 Dec 1931

United States
  • While visiting New York City in the United States, Winston Churchill was struck by a car as he crossed the street, having looked the wrong way as he crossed. He suffered injuries to the head but would recover fully. ww2dbase [Winston Churchill | New York | CPC]
27 Mar 1933

United States
  • 55,000 civilians staged a protest against Adolf Hitler in New York City, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York | CPC]
31 May 1934

Photo(s) dated 31 May 1934
President Franklin Roosevelt (center) under USS Indianapolis’ 8-inch guns during the Navy Review, 31 May 1934, New York City, New York, United States. The president’s wife, Eleanor, is at left and mother, Sara, at right.
26 Jul 1935

United States
  • A group of anti-Nazi demonstrators boarded the German ship Bremen in New York harbour in eastern United States, tore down the Nazi flag and threw it in the Hudson river. A protest by the German consul was met by US officials declaring that the swastika flag was not the recognised national flag of Germany. ww2dbase [New York | AC]
24 Aug 1936

United States
  • The Cunard White Star liner RMS Queen Mary, arrived in New York, United States having made the Atlantic crossing in 4 days 27 minutes and taking the Blue Riband from the French liner Normandie. ww2dbase [Queen Mary | New York | AC]
14 Dec 1936

United States
  • The US Army set up an experimental radar set which accurately detected at up to 7-mile range aircraft flying in and out of New York City, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York | AC]
12 May 1938

United States
  • 12,000 Chinese-Americans held a parade in New York, New York, United States, raising money for the Chinese war effort. ww2dbase [New York | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 May 1938
Chinese-Americans parading in support of China against Japanese invasion, New York, New York, United States, 12 May 1938
25 Jan 1939

United States
7 Mar 1940

United States
20 Mar 1940

United States
  • RMS Queen Mary departed New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Queen Mary | New York | CPC]
20 Jun 1940

United States
  • American cruiser USS Vincennes and destroyers USS Truxton and USS Simpson arrived at New York, New York, United States with 200 tons of gold from the French reserves. ww2dbase [Vincennes | New York | CPC]
30 Apr 1941

United States
  • Four old US Coast Guard Cutters were commissioned into British Royal Navy service at New York, New York, United States; they were christened HMS Banff, HMS Culver, HMS Fishguard, and HMS Hartland and were manned by crew members of battleship HMS Malaya, which was currently under repair. ww2dbase [New York | CPC]
2 May 1941

United States
  • The British Royal Navy commissioned convoy escort ship HMS Lulworth, a former US Coast Guard Cutter, into service at New York, United States. She was manned by former crew members of battleship HMS Resolution, which was under repair in the US at the time. ww2dbase [New York | CPC]
12 May 1941

United States
  • Three former US Coast Guard Cutters were commissioned into Royal Navy at New York, United States as HMS Sennen, HMS Walney, and HMS Totland. Like cutters commissioned shortly before them, they were manned by the crew of battleship HMS Malaya, which was currently under repair in the United States. ww2dbase [New York | CPC]
13 Jul 1941

United States
  • The newspaper The New York Times reported that the famed Polish Jewish violinist Henri Czaplinski (aka. Genrikh Maksimovich Chaplinsky in Soviet documents) had escaped an NKVD prison in Lvov, Ukraine during a German bombing. ww2dbase [New York | CPC]
1 Dec 1941

United States
  • Fiorello La Guardia, Mayor of New York City and Director of the Office of Civilian Defense, signed Administrative Order 9, creating the Civil Air Patrol. ww2dbase [New York | CPC]
27 Mar 1942

United States
  • Survivors of Norwegian motor taker Charles Racine, sunk by Italian submarine Giuseppe Finzi on 10 Mar 1942 and had initially been taken to Puerto Rico, arrived in New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York | HM]
21 Apr 1942

United States
  • The 7,417-ton neutral Argentinian motor tanker Victoria, hit by two torpedoes from German submarine U-201 200 kilometers east of Hampton Roads, Virginia, United States three days prior, arrived at New York, New York, United States after emergency repairs performed at sea. Although the German government would admit responsibility in Jun 1942, the matter of cost was difficult to determine as witnesses were scattered all over the world. In the meantime, Victoria was repaired at New York without a clear sense of who was going to pay for the repairs. ww2dbase [New York | HM]
18 May 1942

United States
22 May 1942

United States
  • Grand Duchess Charlotte arrived in New York, New York, United States and met with Foreign Minister Joseph Bech. ww2dbase [Charlotte | New York | CPC]
20 Jun 1942

United States
  • Acting on information given by defected saboteur George Dasch, United States Federal Bureau of Investigation agents captured three German saboteurs in New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York | CPC]
23 Jun 1942

United States
  • Agents of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, acting on information provided by defected saboteur George Dasch, located and arrested two German saboeurs in New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York | CPC]
2 Jul 1942

United States
24 Jul 1942

United States
  • Neutral Argentinian motor tanker Victoria, damaged by German submarine U-201 in Apr 1942 and repaired at New York, New York, United States, was requisitioned by the US War Shipping Administration as the cost of the repairs had not been paid by either Argentina or Germany. ww2dbase [New York | HM]
7 Aug 1942

United States
  • British merchant ship Winchester Castle delivered the rescued survivors of civilian ship Honolulan, which was sunk by German submarine on 22 Jul 1942, to New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [New York | CPC]
25 Aug 1942

United States
  • 377 American civilians who had previously been held at Stanley Interment Camp in Hong Kong arrived in New York, New York, United States. They were released as a part of an internee exchange agreement with Japan and Thailand. ww2dbase [New York | CPC]
11 Oct 1942

Photo(s) dated 11 Oct 1942
USS Marblehead off New York, New York, United States, 11 Oct 1942
14 Oct 1942

Photo(s) dated 14 Oct 1942
USS Marblehead off New York, New York, United States, 14 Oct 1942, photo 1 of 2
14 Nov 1942

Photo(s) dated 14 Nov 1942
USS Marblehead off New York, New York, United States, 14 Oct 1942, photo 2 of 2
25 Nov 1942

United States
18 Dec 1942

United States
6 Jan 1943

United States
  • Robert Johnson departed New York, New York, United States for Britain aboard the Queen Elizabeth. ww2dbase [Robert Johnson | New York | CPC]
13 Feb 1943

United States
  • USS Ancon arrived at New York, New York, United States. Later that day, she was assigned to the Atlantic Fleet Amphibious Forces. ww2dbase [Ancon | New York | CPC]
1 Mar 1943

United States
  • The American Jewish Congress sponsored an event at the Madison Square Garden in New York City where 20,000 people gathered and called for Allied and neutral nations to provide sanctuaries for refugees and called for the United States and United Kingdom (ie. the British mandate of Palestine) to relax immigration restrictions. ww2dbase [New York | CPC]
9 Mar 1943

United States
13 Mar 1943

United States
  • HMS LST-412 departed New York, New York, United States with refinery equipment, sailing for Curaçao. ww2dbase [LST-412 | New York | CPC]
5 Sep 1943

United States
  • USS Luce departed New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Luce | New York | CPC]
8 Oct 1943

United States
  • USS Texas began escorting an Allied convoy from New York, New York, United States to Britain. ww2dbase [Texas | New York | CPC]
29 Oct 1943

Photo(s) dated 29 Oct 1943
United States Coast Guardsmen assist in the recovery of a damaged PB2Y Coronado that partially capsized after losing a wing float on landing in Jamaica Bay, New York, United States, 29 Oct 1943
25 Nov 1943

United States
  • Russian Jew Jacob Golos died of a heart attack in his apartment in New York, New York, United States. Despite being under constant FBI surveillance, Golos and his long-time lover, Elizabeth Bentley, had built up the largest Soviet spy network in North America whose contacts and informers were able to furnish Moscow with large amounts of classified American material. After Golos' death Bentley was handled by NKVD agent Itzhak Akhmerov but after a while her increased alcohol consumption and signs of stress limited her further usefulness to the Communists. ww2dbase [New York | AC]
31 Dec 1943

United States
  • The Statue of Liberty in New York, New York, United States was lit briefly at night in celebration of the coming new year. ww2dbase [New York | CPC]
20 Feb 1944

United States
  • USS Marblehead arrived in New York, United States. ww2dbase [Marblehead | New York | CPC]
6 May 1944

Photo(s) dated 6 May 1944
USS Marblehead off New York, New York, United States, 6 May 1944
6 Jun 1944

United States
  • The Statue of Liberty in New York, New York, United States, usually blacked out due to war, flashed dot-dot-dot-dash, Morse code for "V", in celebration of the successful landings in Normandie, France. ww2dbase [New York | CPC]
28 Feb 1945

United States
  • USS R-1 departed for New York City, New York, United States. ww2dbase [R-1 | New York | CPC]
26 Apr 1945

United States
  • USS Franklin arrived at New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Franklin | New York | CPC]
28 Apr 1945

Photo(s) dated 28 Apr 1945
USS Franklin in New York Harbor, New York, United States, circa 28 Apr 1945; note Manhattan skyline in backgroundUSS Franklin sailing past USS Marblehead in New York Harbor, New York, United States, 28 Apr 1945
19 Jun 1945

United States
  • General Dwight Eisenhower received a ticker tape parade at New York City, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Dwight Eisenhower | New York | CPC]
20 Jun 1945

Photo(s) dated 20 Jun 1945
British liner RMS Queen Mary returning US troops from Europe, New York, New York, United States, 20 Jun 1945
28 Jul 1945

United States
  • A B-25D bomber crashed into the 79th and 80th floor on the north side of the Empire State Building in New York City, New York, United States at 0940 hours in a weather related accident. The air crew of 3, along with 11 people in the building, were killed; the damage was estimated to be about US$1,000,000. ww2dbase [B-25 Mitchell | New York | CPC]
14 Aug 1945

Photo(s) dated 14 Aug 1945
The famous kiss at Times Square, New York, New York, United States, 14 Aug 1945
29 Sep 1945

United States
  • USS Hoe arrived at New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Hoe | New York | CPC]
17 Oct 1945

United States
  • USS Enterprise entered the Hudson River in New York, New York, United States in preparation of the Navy Day holiday celebrations. ww2dbase [Enterprise | New York | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 17 Oct 1945
USS Enterprise being pushed by tug boats, New York, New York, United States, 17 Oct 1945
23 Oct 1945

United States
  • USS Missouri arrived at New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Missouri | New York | CPC]
27 Oct 1945

United States
  • USS Missouri hosted US President Harry Truman for the annual Navy Day ceremonies at New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Missouri | New York | CPC]
  • On this Navy Day holiday in the United States, Harry Truman reviewed the fleet aboard USS Missouri on the Hudson River and then gave a speech in Central Park, New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Harry Truman | New York | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 27 Oct 1945
USS Augusta, USS Midway, USS Enterprise, USS Missouri, USS New York, USS Helena, and USS Macon in the Hudson River in New York, New York, United States for Navy Day celebrations, 27 Oct 1945
29 Nov 1945

United States
  • USS Portland arrived at New York, New York, United States and disembarked 1,242 US Army personnel returned from France as part of Operation Magic Carpet. ww2dbase [Portland | New York | DS]
14 Dec 1945

United States
  • William Halsey was honored with a ticker tape parade in New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [William Halsey | New York | CPC]
23 Jan 1946

United States
29 Jan 1946

United States
  • Harry Hopkins, one of Franklin Roosevelt's closest advisers and a key policy maker in creating the Lend-Lease Act, died of stomach cancer in New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Harry Hopkins | New York | AC]
22 Apr 1951

United States
  • Douglas MacArthur received a ticker-tape parade in New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Douglas MacArthur | New York | CPC]
17 Sep 1951

United States
5 Nov 1954

Photo(s) dated 5 Nov 1954
Douglas MacArthur and Shigeru Yoshida at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York, New York, United States, 5 Nov 1954
3 Oct 1955

United States
  • Julius Adler passed away in New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Julius Adler | New York | CPC]
27 Jan 1960

United States
  • Douglas MacArthur collapsed as he suffered a severely swollen prostate; he was rushed into surgery at St. Luke's Hospital in New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Douglas MacArthur | New York | CPC]
7 Nov 1962

United States
7 Apr 1964

United States
  • Douglas MacArthur's body was moved to the 7th Regiment Armory in New York, New York, United States at 0400 hours where he laid in the Clark Room throughout the day. At 0915 hours, his family arrived for a private memorial service; during the service, dignitaries including Mayor of New York City Robert Wagner, Governor of New York Nelson Rockefeller, and former Governor of New York Thomas Dewey waited to see the MacArthur family. Between 1000 and 2315 hours, the armory was opened to the public, and 35,000 people passed by the bier. ww2dbase [Douglas MacArthur | New York | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Apr 1964
Private service for Douglas MacArthur at the 7th Regiment Armory, New York, New York, United States, 7 Apr 1964
8 Apr 1964

Photo(s) dated 8 Apr 1964
Douglas MacArthur
29 Nov 1967

United States
28 May 1976

Photo(s) dated 28 May 1976
V. K.
31 Jan 1978

United States
8 Apr 1981

United States
  • Omar Bradley passed away in New York, New York, United States from cardiac arrhythmia. ww2dbase [Omar Bradley | New York | CPC]
14 Nov 1985

United States
  • Vi Kyuin "Wellington" Koo passed away in New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Wellington Koo | New York | CPC]
4 Jul 1986

United States
  • USS Iowa hosted US President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy Reagan during the international naval review on the Hudson River in New York, United States. ww2dbase [Iowa | New York | CPC]
23 Oct 2003

United States
  • Song Meiling passed away in her sleep in New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Song Meiling | New York | CPC]
10 Sep 2005

Photo(s) dated 10 Sep 2005
Intrepid as a museum in New York City, 10 Sep 2005
16 Sep 2006

United States
21 Feb 2011

Photo(s) dated 21 Feb 2011
Superstructure of museum ship Intrepid above treetops, New York City, New York, United States, 21 Feb 2011
30 Dec 2012

United States
  • Beate Sirota Gordon passed away from pancreatic cancer in New York, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Beate Sirota | New York | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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