February 26, 1646
Peter Stuyvesant, last and most colorful of the Dutch directors-general of New Netherland, was appointed to office.
February 23, 1785
The New York Morning Post and Daily Advertiser, New York’s first daily newspaper, was founded.
February 25, 1795
Union College, the first non-denominational college in the U.S., was incorporated at Schenectady.
February 21, 1807
Martin Van Buren married Hannah Hoes at West Catskill, a few miles from Kinderhook, N.Y.
February 11, 1828
DeWitt Clinton died. As governor, he was responsible for the creation of the Erie Canal.
February 22, 1866
The first bridge over the Hudson at Albany was opened.
February 6, 1869
The first politcial cartoon of Uncle Sam with Whiskers, by Thomas Nast, was ublished in New York City
February 1, 1885
The first modern tuberculosis sanitarium in the U.S. was opened by Dr. Edward Trudeau in Saranac Lake, N.Y.
February 2, 1913
Grand Central Station, the palatial passenger terminal, opened in New York City.
February 21, 1919
Vassar College students prohibited smoking anywhere in college buildings.
February 27, 1919
The first national association for the deaf was organized in New York City.
February 15, 1955
Man-made diamonds were first produced at Schenectady
February 9, 1964
The Beatles made their first American appearance, on the Ed Sullivan Show, in New Yor City, an event that was to change the course of American popular music.