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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Anaheim, California, USA.

Prior to 20th century

  • 1858 - Settlement named "Annaheim."
  • 1859 - Anaheim Water Company founded.
  • 1862 - Flood.
  • 1869 - Schoolhouse rebuilt.
  • 1870
    • City of Anaheim incorporated.
    • Anaheim Gazette newspaper begins publication.
    • Anaheim Police Department established.
    • Population: 8,881.
  • 1871 - City Hall built.
  • 1875 - Southern Pacific railway begins operating.
  • 1878 - California Brewery in business.
  • 1887 - Santa Fe Railroad begins operating.
  • 1895 - Anaheim Chamber of Commerce established.[1]

20th century

  • 1902 - Anaheim Public Library established.
  • 1911 - Anaheim Orange Growers Association incorporated.
  • 1919
    • Anaheim Citrus Packing House built.
    • Public park established (approximate date).
  • 1923 - Anaheim Morning Bulletin begins publication.
  • 1938 - Los Angeles flood of 1938.
  • 1941 - Prado Dam built in vicinity of Anaheim.
  • 1944 - Yorba Orange Growers Association established.
  • 1955 - Disneyland and Anaheim Drive-In cinema in business.
  • 1964 - Anaheim Stadium opens.
  • 1967 - Anaheim Convention Center and the public library's Anaheim History Room open.
  • 1968 - Fox Cinemaland theatre in business.
  • 1970 - Population: 166,701.
  • 1974 - Living Stream Ministry relocated to Anaheim (approximate date).
  • 1976 - Anaheim Historical Society founded.
  • 1987 - Anaheim Museum established.
  • 1990 - Population: 266,406.
  • 1991 - East West Community Church established.[2]
  • 1992 - Tom Daly becomes mayor.
  • 1993
    • Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim (arena) opens.
    • Mighty Ducks ice hockey team formed.
  • 1994 - South Baylo University relocated to Anaheim.[3]
  • 1997
    • City website online.
    • Loretta Sanchez becomes U.S. representative for California's 46th congressional district.
  • 1998 - Anaheim Transportation Network established.

21st century

  • 2000 - Population: 328,014.
  • 2001
  • 2002 - Curt Pringle becomes mayor.
  • 2008 - Garden Walk cinema in business.
  • 2010
    • Tom Tait becomes mayor.
    • Population: 336,265; metro 12,828,837.
  • 2012 - July 21: Anaheim police shooting and protests begin.
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