Geneva1938 Jan 14 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rebukes the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) for broadcasting a lewd show with Mae West, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. Jan 21 Rock-and-roll is born in Brooklyn. Jan 27 The Honeymoon Bridge at Niagara Falls, crushed by ice, collapses. Feb 6 Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia plays at Carnegie Hall. Feb 23 Boxer Joe Louis knocks out Nathan Mann in New York City, retaining his heavyweight crown. Mar 2 Ousted Russian revolutionary Alexander Kerensky arrives in New York City on a lecture tour. Mar 7 Microbiologist David Baltimore is born in New York City. Mar 16 The first college basketball national championships, the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) is held in Madison Square Garden. Temple University beats Colorado 60-36. Mar 29 Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt open in Chekhov's The Sea Gull in New York City. Apr 12 Choreographer George Ballanchine leaves his job as ballet director of the Metropolitan Opera. Apr 27 An experimental yellow baseball (for increased visibility) is used in a game between Columbia University and Fordham University. May 2 Thornton Wilder's play Our Town opens in New York City. May 5 Six leaders of a Nazi summer camp in New York State are arrested. May 6 The board of New York State's Brockport Normal and Training School approves a move to become a State Teachers College. Jun 9 Avant-garde composer Charles Wuorinen is born in New York City. Jun 15 Cincinnati Reds pitcher Johnny Vandermeer pitches his second successive no-hitter, against the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jun 16 Author Joyce Carol Oates is born in Lockport. Jun 22 U. S. boxer Joe Louis successfully defends his title against German fighter Max Schmeling, in Yankee Stadium. Jun 24 Mystery author-magazine columnist Lawrence Block is born in Buffalo. Jun 26 Black reformer James Weldon Johnson, 67, is killed in a New York City auto accident. ** A survey made by Columbia University declares the American Legion is a fascist organization. Jul 9 Supreme Court justice Benjamin N. Cardozo, 68, dies in Port Chester. Jul 14 Howard Hughes completes an around-the-world flight in a record 3 days, 19 hours, 14 minutes and 28 seconds. Jul 15 Hughes is given a ticker tape parade in New York City. Jul 31 Followers of Father Divine parade in Harlem to celebrate the purchase of a Hudson River mansion across from Franklin Roosevelt's at Hyde Park. Aug 2 The experimental yellow baseball is used in a professional game for the first time, as the Brooklyn Dodgers defeat the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-2. ** The Rochester Transit Corporation takes over the Rochester lines of the New York State Railways streetcar system, as well as the city's subway system. Sep 15 Brothers Paul and Lloyd Waner of the Pittsburgh Pirates become the only brothers to hit successive home runs in a major leaagainst the New York Giants. Sep 21 A hurricane strikes Long Island and New England, killing 600 people. The First Presbyterian Church (Whalers' Church), in Sag Harbor loses its tower. Sep 24 Don Budge wins the U. S. tennis title at Forest Hills, capturing the Grand Slam. Sep 25 25,000 people demonstrate their solidarity with Czechoslovakia in a rally at Madison Square Garden. Oct 9 The Yankees defeat the Chicago Cubs to win all four games of the World Series. ** The altimeter is demonstrated in New York City. Nov 5 Benny Goodman plays Mozart with the Budapest String Quartet in New York City. Nov 11 Mary Mallon (Typhoid Mary) is buried in St. Raymond's Cemetery, in the Bronx. December Barney Josephson opens Cafe Society, a jazz club, in Greenwich Village, the first U. S. nightclub to welcome a racially mixed audience. Billie Holiday sings in the first show and plays there for the next nine months. City The rental building at 121 Madison is foreclosed by the Seaman's Bank for Savings. ** Art and architectural historian Richard Krautheimer begins lecturing at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. ** San Francisco advertising man Emerson Foote arrives to go to work for Lord & Thomas. ** George Abbott writes and directs Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's The Boys from Syracuse. ** Dancer Jerome Robbins makes his Broadway debut. New York drama critics name English actor Robert Morley best actor for his performance in Oscar Wilde, a production already postponed once so he could star in W. S. Van Dyke's Marie Antoinette; he's forced to cut the production short so he can return to Europe in the face of impending war. State The centennial of the building of the Scottsville and Le Roy Railroad is celebrated. ** Utica establishes a municipal water system. ** The Shaker community at Watervliet (Colonie, near Albany) is abandoned. The last burial in the cermetery takes place. ** A biological research station is founded as part of Rensselaerville's Huyck Preserve. ** Eleanor Emily Woodward Vietor daughter of Genesee Pure Food Company founder the late Orator F. Woodward, dies. ** Trolley service in Lockport is daster Sunday. ** Samuel I. Newhouse buys the Long Island Star-Journal. Batavia Dr. Henry M. Spofford dies. ** City Attorney William H. Coon, compiles all city legislation passed since 1923 into the Charter of 1938. Rochester The Lake Ontario excursion ferry Toronto is withdrawn from service, leaving the Kingston as the only remaining passenger ferry out of Rochester. David Minor Eagles Byte Historical Research Rochester, New York 716 264-0423