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Rochester - Notable Historical Events

Frederick DouglassJul 5, 1852

George EastmanJun 4, 1929

Kathy WhitworthJul 22, 1984

Pat BradleyJun 16, 1985

Patty SheehanJun 4, 1989

Hillary ClintonNov 30, 2007

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Rochester - Historical Events
Date Event
1843-06-01

It snows in Buffalo & Rochester NY & Cleveland Ohio

1852-07-05

Frederick Douglass, fugitive slave, delivers his 'What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?' speech to the Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society in Rochester in which he condemns the celebration as a hypocritical sham in a land where slavery still exists

1853-07-06

National Black convention meets in Rochester NY, ex-slave Frederick Douglass attends

1872-11-18

American suffragette Susan B Anthony is arrested after voting on the 5th November in Rochester NY

1887-02-16

1st newspaper convention (Rochester NY)

1898-09-15

National Afro-American Council forms in Rochester NY

1904-08-09

Libanus McLouth Todd of Rochester, New York patents his check-writing machine, the Protectograph designed to protect against check forgers

1913-09-15

1st US milch goat show held, Rochester, NY

1929-06-04

George Eastman demonstrates 1st technicolor movie (Rochester NY)

1931-10-07

1st infra-red photograph, Rochester, NY

1934-07-01

1st x-ray photo of entire body, Rochester, NY

1936-07-16

1st x-ray photo of arterial circulation, Rochester, NY

1949-06-14

WROC TV channel 8 in Rochester, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting

1951-01-06

Indianapolis beats Rochester 75-73 in NBA-record 6 overtimes

1951-04-21

5th NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3

1953-07-16

KROC (now KTTC) TV channel 10 in Rochester, MN (NBC) 1st broadcast

1953-11-01

WHEC TV channel 10 in Rochester, NY (CBS) begins broadcasting

1954-10-30

1st use of 24-sec shot clock in pro basketball (Rochester vs Boston)

1962-05-28

Suit alleging de facto school segregation filed in Rochester NY

1962-09-15

WOKR TV channel 13 in Rochester, NY (ABC) begins broadcasting

1964-07-24

-27) race riot in Rochester, New York, 4 killed

1964-07-25

Race riot in Rochester NY

1978-11-26

10 die as fire erupts at Holiday Inn in Rochester, NY

1981-04-18

Pawtucket & Rochester start a 33-inning baseball game

1981-04-19

Rochester Red Wings & Pawtucket Red Sox play to 2-2 tie in 32 innings, game suspended at 4:07 AM (Pawtucket later wins in 33rd)

1981-06-23

33 inning game ends, Pawtucket 3, Rochester 2

1981-06-23

Dave Koza scores Marty Barrett with bases-loaded single in bottom of 33rd inning, Pawtucket beats Rochester 3-2

1982-06-27

Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

1983-06-26

Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

1984-07-22

Kathy Whitworth wins Rochester Golf International (her 85th win)

1985-06-16

Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

1986-06-22

Judy Dickinson wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

1987-06-28

Deb Richard wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

1988-06-12

Mei-Chi Cheng wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

1989-06-04

Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

1990-06-24

Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

1991-06-02

Rosie Jones wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

1992-06-28

Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

1993-02-11

Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester NY (WRQI)

1993-02-15

Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Rochester NY on WNVE 95.1 FM

1993-02-18

Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Rochester NY

1993-06-20

Tammie Green wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament

1994-06-19

Lisa Kiggens wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament

1995-06-18

Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament

1995-09-24

31st Ryder Cup: Europe beats US, 14½-13½ at Oak Hill County Club (Rochester, New York, US)

1996-06-23

Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament

1997-06-22

Penny Hammel wins LPGA Rochester International

2007-11-30

Hillary Clinton presidential campaign office hostage crisis: Leeland Eisenberg entered the campaign office of Hillary Clinton in Rochester, New Hampshire with a device suspected of being a bomb and held three people hostage for 5 hours.

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Rochester - Notable Birthdays

Walter HagenDec 21, 1892

Rochester - Birthdays
Date Event
1647-04-01

John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English poet (d. 1680)

1822-04-27

Ulysses S. Grant, The Last G.A.R. Parade at Rochester, N.Y.

1853-12-09

Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, Rochester NY, pitcher (60-12 in 1884)

1876-09-15

Frank E Gannett, Rochester, newspaper publisher (Gannett)

1892-12-21

Walter Hagen, Rochester NY, PGA golfer (US Open 1914, 19)

1894-02-14

Jack Benny, [Benjamin Kubelski], Waukegan Ill, "Oh! Rochester!"

1894-06-16

Norman Kerry, Rochester NY, actor (Phantom of the Opera)

1896-12-30

Tom Keene, Rochester NY, actor (Our Daily Bread)

1905-09-18

Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, Oakland California, actor (Jack Benny Show)

1907-02-17

Alec Wilder, Rochester NY, composer (1973 ASCAP award)

1907-07-01

Bill Stern, Rochester NY, sportscaster (Saturday Night Fights)

1907-12-25

Cab[ell] Calloway, Rochester, bandleader (Minnie the Moocha, Jazzball)

1910-02-01

Michael Kanin, Rochester NY, director/writer/actor (Woman of the Year)

1911-07-04

Mitch Miller, Rochester NY, sing along with Mitch (Yellow Rose of Tx)

1912-08-20

Philip Kapleau, founder (Rochester Zen Center in New Haven)

1912-11-24

Garson Kanin, Rochester NY, playwright/producer (Double Life)

1913-02-06

John Lund, Rochester NY, actor (Wackiest Ship in the Army)

1915-07-09

David Leo Diamond, Rochester NY, composer (Paderewski Prize-1943)

1924-04-24

Marilyn Erskine, Rochester NY, actor (Fran-Tom Ewell Show)

1924-05-21

Jack Twyman, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, basketball player (Rochester/Cincinnati Royals), (d. 2012)

1925-04-19

Hugh O'Brian, [Krampke], Rochester NY, actor (Wyatt Earp, Search)

1927-06-27

Robert Casey, Rochester NY, actor (Henry-Aldrich Family Show)

1929-03-13

Peter Breck, Rochester NY, actor (Black Saddle, Big Valley, Benji), (d. 2012)

1934-09-07

Bill Giles, Rochester NY, baseball owner (Philadelphia Phillies)

1936-01-17

Jerry Fogel, Rochester NY, actor (Jerry-Mothers-in-Law, White Shadow)

1936-10-01

Charles G Fullerton, Rochester, NY, astronaut (STS-3, 51F)

1938-07-15

Paul Rochester, Super Bowl III

1940-11-29

Chuck Mangione, Rochester NY, jazz hornist (Chasing the Clouds Away)

1940-12-06

Steve Alaimo, Rochester NY, rocker (Mashed Potatoes)

1941-06-13

Robert Forester, Rochester NY, actor (Banyon, Nakia)

1941-07-13

Robert Forster, Rochester NY, actor (Lady in Red, Alligator)

1944-02-25

Art Rochester, The Truman Show

1945-10-19

John Lithgow, Rochester NY, actor (Harry & Hendersons, Pelican Brief)

1949-09-25

Mimi Kennedy, Rochester NY, actress (Spencer, 3 girls 3, Under 1 Roof)

1950-05-02

Lou Gramm, Rochester NY, rocker (Foreigner-Want to Know What Love Is)

1952-03-01

Alice Ritzman, Kalispell MT, LPGA golfer (1995 Rochester Intl-5th)

1957-09-11

Jeffrey George Sluman, Rochester NY, PGA golfer (1988 PGA Champ)

1958-12-12

Sheree J Wilson, Rochester MN, actress (Our Family Honor, Dallas)

1960-06-09

Nancy Taylor, SF CA, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester Intl-54th)

1960-07-20

Lauren Gregg, Rochester Minn, US women's soccer coach (Olympics-96)

1961-09-03

Brian Thomas Kamm, Rochester NY, PGA golfer (1994 Bell Canadian-6th)

1962-03-17

Roxy Dora Petrucci, Rochester Minn, rock drummer (Vixen-Rev It Up)

1962-04-10

Cathy Turner, Rochester NY, short track skater (Olympics-gold-1994

1962-05-12

Amy Benz, Rochester NY, LPGA golfer (1994 Oldsmobile Classic-3rd)

1966-04-28

Jim Poole, Rochester NY, pitcher (Cleveland Indians)

1967-03-17

Kim Cathrein, Salinas CA, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester Intl-24th)

1967-06-25

Joan Smith, Rochester NY, biathelete (Olympics-1994)

1968-03-05

Shjon Podein, Rochester, NHL left wing (Phila Flyers)

1969-01-15

Marsha Miller, Rochester NY, WPVA volleyballer (National-17th-1995)

1969-03-07

Anne Marie Lauck, Rochester NY, marathoner (Olympics-10th-96)

1970-07-04

Louise Van Voorhis, Rochester NY, 470 yachter (Olympics-4th-1992, 96)

1970-11-03

Doug Zmolek, Rochester, NHL defenseman (LA Kings)

1972-08-13

Lisa Kiggens, Salinas CA, LPGA golfer (1994 Rochester International)

1973-05-28

Pat Peake, Rochester, NHL center (Washington Capitals)

1975-01-11

Rory Fitzpatrick, Rochester, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)

1975-08-16

Felicia Zimmermann, Rochester NY, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)

Rochester - Deaths
Date Event
1555-10-16

Nicholas Ridley, English theologist/bishop of Rochester, burned at the stake as an Oxford martyr

1680-07-26

John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, poet/courtier, dies

1711-05-02

Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester, English statesman (b. 1641)

1885-07-23

Ulysses S. Grant, The Last G.A.R. Parade at Rochester, N.Y.

1977-02-28

Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 71


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