Samuel Gompers elected president of newly formed United Cigar Makers of New York Local 144
The Albany Gazette, the first newspaper published north of New York City, issues its first edition
Abolisionist and women's rights activist, Sojourner Truth, dies
New York City holdsits first
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Author of The Legend of Sleepy
Hollow, Washington Irving, dies
at his homestead in Tarrytown, Westchester County
Navy defeated Army by a score of 24-0 in the first Army-Navy football game which was played at West Point
Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman elected to the US Congress and the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States was born in Brooklyn
NEW YORK MINUTES: November 24 - 30
Discover something new about New York State's storied past every day this month. Entries are illustrated by artifacts from the NYS Museum, Libary & Archive Collections!
Opening November 15th at the NYSM:
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November is New York State History Month!
Today’s historical community is as dynamic as it is diverse. It includes scholars, curators, preservationists, librarians, archivists, genealogists, re-enactors and local and community historians. In November, historians across the state will work together to strengthen the state’s history community and raise New Yorkers’ appreciation of the value and impact of New York State’s history.
We encourage you to explore this site to learn more about the rich and compelling history of the Empire State and to discover various history-related programs offered through the New York State Museum and a variety of organizations across the state.
NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM HISTORY MONTH PROGRAMS
ORGANIZATIONS & HISTORY MONTH PROGRAMS
THROUGHOUT NEW YORK STATE