||Glenn H. Curtiss, Hammondsport aviator, sets world record for distance
flight traveling from Albany to New York.
||New York State Capitol Fire.
Amendment is ratified and prohibition goes into effect. Prohibition
will end in 1933 with the ratification of the 21st Amendment.
Charles A. Lindbergh, lands his plane on Westerlo Island as the first stop on
a national tour after his solo flight from New York to Paris.
is dedicated on site of Shaker village farm.
The new main building of Albany Hospital
||The Great Depression
begins. It will last until 1941.
||Thirty-two story Alfred E. Smith State Office Building
||New Albany County Jail and Penitentiary
is constructed on Shaker Road in Colonie.
Port of Albany opens.
City completes new water supply system from Helderbergs,
the longest gravity-fed system in the world.
Parker F. Dunn Memorial Bridge
is erected over the Hudson River.
||World War II
begins. The United
States will enter the war in 1941.
||Erastus Corning 2nd is elected Mayor of the city of Albany. Mayor Corning
will be in office from 1941 to 1983 and become the longest tenured Mayor in the County.
||Albany observes the
200th anniversary of Congress of 1754, at which Benjamin Franklin
presented the Albany Plan of
The New York State Thruway opens.
||New York State
develops new campus site for offices on west side of city of Albany.
the 350th Anniversary of the voyages of Henry Hudson and Samuel de Champlain.
part of New York State's Year of History, Princess Beatrix of the
Netherlands visits Albany and attended ceremonies culminating in a parade and ball.
County portion of the Adirondack Northway opens.
||First American Army and Marine combat troops arrive in Vietnam.
||Construction begins on the Empire State Plaza
in downtown Albany. The project continues through 1978 when the
final building is completed. The Plaza includes several
state agency and cultural buildings, including the New York State Museum,
the "Egg" and the Mayor Erastus Corning 2nd Tower. The Corning Tower is the
largest building in New York State, outside of New York City.
||Demonstrations for civil rights and against the Vietnam War.
||The Albany County Board
of Supervisors is replaced by a 39-seat County Legislature.
||Pete Seeger's Clearwater sloop
leads the way for Clearwater Projects, providing environmental education and
the cleaning up of Hudson River pollution.
||A new Albany County charter goes into effect with provisions for a County
Executive and County Comptroller.
||The US Federal Census counts 285,909 residents in Albany County.
||Resolution and city
ordnance establishes the city-county Albany County Hall of Records (ACHOR).
Its first location is 27 Western Avenue.
|| Mayor Erastus Corning 2nd
dies during his forty-second year as mayor of
||George Deukmejian Jr., born in Menands, becomes the 35th Governor of the State of California. Governor Duekmejian graduated from Watervliet High School, Siena College and Saint John's University School of Law.
||Albany County Hall of Records (ACHOR) moves from 27 Western Avenue to 250 South Pearl Street.
City of Albany celebrates its 300th anniversary.
||Albany County Civic Center, the Knickerbocker
Arena, opens as a popular concert and sports venue. Sponsors will change name to "Pepsi Arena" in 1997, then to "Times Union Center" in 2006.
|| Albany is awarded All-American City
by The National Civic League.
||City of Albany celebrates its 200th anniversary as
the capital of New York State.
||A newly refurbished Albany County Airport
becomes Albany International Airport.
||Albany re-creation of Henry Hudson's ship the
Half Moon by Dr. Andrew Hendricks.
Tours board the ship to see
period artisans; volunteer crew sails the Hudson River.