Geneva1937 Jan 19 Howard Hughes pilots a plane from Los Angeles to New York in 7 hours and 22 minutes. Jan 29 Joe Louis defeats Bob Pastor in New York City. Feb 5 An exhibit of paintings by Georgia O'Keefe opens in New York City. Feb 7 U. S. statesman Elihu Root, 92, dies in New York City. Feb 22 Robert Grant III defeats Ted Edwards in New York City to win the 46th U. S. Racquets Championships. Mar 3 21,000 fans gather to hear Benny Goodman and his band play at New York City's Paramount Theater. Mar 5 U. S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull apologizes to Germany for insults made by New York City mayor Fiorello La Guardia. Mar 14 Swastikas are found painted on New York City's Temple Rodeph Shalom. Apr 7 Charley Thomas, tenor and lead singer of The Drifters, is born in New York City. Apr 14 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's Babes in Arms opens on Broadway. Apr 22 Pacifists demonstrate in New York City. May 8 Novelist Thomas Pynchon is born in Glen Cove. May 18 14 people are arrested in a New York City insurance fraud scandal. Jun 8 A 60-pound bulb from Sumatra blooms at the Bronx Botanical Garden, creating a flower eight feet high and four feet across. Jul 2 Watertown discontinues its trolley service. Aug 7 Crowds gather in New York City for a March for Peace. Aug 22 Niagara Falls discontinues its streetcar service. Aug 30 Joe Louis beats Tom Farr in his first heavyweight title defense, in New York City. Sep 4 Doris Kopsky wins the first woman's bicycling championship at Buffalo. Sep 11 Don Budge wins the U. S. national tennis title at Forest Hills. Oct 10 The Yankees defeat the Giants to win the World Series, four games to one. Nov 2 Fiorello LaGuardia, running on the City Fusion-Progressive-American Labor, Republican ticket, is re-elected mayor of New York City, defeating Democrat-Trades Union-Anti Communist candidate Jeremiah T. Mahoney. Nov 7 The Ulster County residence of the self-named Reverend Father Divine burns to the ground. Nov 23 The stage version of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men open Nov 26 Former Cuban president Grardo Machado is arrested in a New York City hospital, faces extradition. Nov 27 The International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) begins performing their musical Pins and Needles at New York City's Labor State Theater. Dec 5 The Rochester subway system receives twelve steel interurban cars from Utica's Utica-to-Clinton line. Dec 21 Actress Jane Fonda is born in New York City. ** The first two tubes of New York City's Lincoln Tunnel go into operation. City Traffic begins using the Henry Hudson Parkway and part of the East River Drive. ** Consolidated Edison sells all of its street lights to the city, continues to supply the power. ** Flushing's Queens College is founded. ** Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House has a long run. ** Novelist Ayn Rand, doing research for The Fountainhead, works as typist in office of New York City architect Eli Jacques Kahn. ** Champion insomniac Cape Codder Wilbur Issac "Bill Ike" Small is interviewd by a radio station here for a national broadcast. State Utica mayor Vincent R. Corrou appoints a committee to study the feasibility of a municipal water system. The committee's in favor and creates a Board of Water Supply. ** The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service buys 6,432 acres of the Black Brook area north of Seneca Falls for a preserve - the Montezuma Nature Preserve. ** Ernest L. Woodward donates land for a new post office for Le Roy. ** Managers Connie Mack and John J. McGraw, outfielder Tris Speaker and pitcher Cy Young are elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Rochester Port of Rochester lake trade sinks to $632,000. Tonnage bottoms out at 680,000 tons, but passenger trade rises to 64,000 people a year. ** WPA crews repave Front Street. ** The western terminus of the city's subway is moved out from Driving Park Avenue to General Motors' Rochester Products plant. David Minor Eagles Byte Historical Research Rochester, New York 716 264-0423