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On This Day In Buffalo

Thursday, July 11

Battle of Black Rock, 1813

Scajaquada Creek

Cornerstone laid for St. Joseph's University church, 1893

First Niagara Movement meeting held, 1905

Erie Beach Hotel, Fort Erie, ON, Canada

Buffalonian Abner Cutler patents the first roll-top desk, 1882

Friday, July 12

Islamic Society of Buffalo incorporated, 1999

Connecticut St. Armory suffers massive fire, 1982

Armory, 311 Connecticut St, Buffalo, NY 14213, USA

National Eat Your Jell-O Day

John Lay becomes the first person buried in Forest Lawn, 1850

Saturday, July 13

Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church cornerstone laid, 1871

Delaware & Tupper

Hutchinson High School cornerstone laid, 1913

Elmwood Avenue, Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY, USA

Brush Electric Co. installs Buffalo's first electric streetlights, 1881

Ganson Street, Ganson St, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA

Capt. Richard M. Sroka dies in Vietnam, 1964

Sunday, July 14

Luna Park destroyed by fire, 1909

Delavan & Jefferson

Village of Lancaster, NY incorporated, 1849


Construction begins on Lackawanna Steel Plant, 1900

Lackawanna, NY, USA

Merger of the Daily Courier and Morning Express newspapers, 1926

Monday, July 15

Niagara Falls State Reservation opens, 1885

Led Zeppelin performs in Buffalo, 1973

Memorial Auditorium

First Garden Walk held, 1995

Hebrew Union Benevolent Association founded, 1863

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