DeWitt Clinton

Friday, February 8, 2013 12:00 AM

DeWitt Clinton1817: While serving as New York's sixth Governor, DeWitt Clinton was largely responsible for the construction of the Erie Canal, a manmade waterway connecting the Great Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Friday, February 8, 2013 12:00 AM

Franklin Roosevelt

1911: Franklin D. Roosevelt's legendary political career began in Albany, becoming a popular figure among New York Democrats through his political tactics leading up to the upset of the Tammany

Benjamin Franklin

Friday, February 8, 2013 12:00 AM

Benjamin Franklin

1754: In July 1754, more than twenty representatives of several northern and mid-Atlantic colonies had gathered in Albany, NY, to plan their defense to the French & Indian War.

The plan, a

War of 1812

Friday, February 8, 2013 12:00 AM

Discover: War of 1812

1813: It was May 27th, 1813 at Fort George, just off the shore of the Niagara River in present day Ontario. A large American Infantry of 4000 strong made its way across the river from the American