Timeline of Anchorage, Alaska facts for kids

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Anchorage, Alaska, United States.

20th century

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  • 1914 - Anchorage founded.
  • 1915
    • Chamber of Commerce and Anchorage Memorial cemetery established.
    • Alaska Railroad construction begins in Anchorage.
  • 1916
    • Anchorage Hotel built.
    • Population: 3,332.
  • 1917 - Anchorage Daily Times newspaper begins publication.
  • 1920
    • Anchorage incorporated as a town.
    • Leopold David becomes mayor.
    • Population: 1,856.
  • 1922 - Anchorage Public Library Association organized.
  • 1924 - KFQD radio begins broadcasting.
  • 1936
    • City Hall built.
    • Alaska State Fair begins near Anchorage.
  • 1939 - Federal Building constructed.
  • 1940 - U.S. military Elmendorf Field begins operating near Anchorage.
  • 1941 - U.S. Army Fort Richardson built near Anchorage.
  • 1943 - Fort Richardson National Cemetery established near Anchorage.
  • 1946
    • Alaska News begins publication.
    • Anchorage Symphony Orchestra founded.
  • 1947 - Fourth Avenue Theatre opens.
  • 1950
    • Anchorage Philatelic Society founded.
    • Population: 35,651 metro.
  • 1951
    • Anchorage Airport built.
    • Seward Highway (Seward-Anchorage) completed.
  • 1953
    • KENI television begins broadcasting.
    • Anchorage High School opens.
  • 1954 - Anchorage Community College established.
  • 1955
    • Loussac Public Library opens.
    • Cook Inlet Historical Society founded.[1]
    • U.S. military Kulis Air National Guard Base begins operating.
  • 1959 - Anchorage becomes part of the new U.S. state of Alaska.
  • 1964
    • January: Greater Anchorage Area Borough created.
    • March 27: 1964 Alaska earthquake.
    • Nordic Skiing Association of Anchorage active.
  • 1965 - Anchorage Youth Symphony organized.
  • 1966 - Alaska Federation of Natives headquartered in Anchorage.
  • 1967 - George M. Sullivan becomes mayor.
  • 1968
    • Anchorage Museum and [Alaska Zoo|Alaska Children's Zoo]] open.
    • Kincaid Park established.
  • 1969 - Sundowner Drive-In cinema opens.
  • 1970
    • Chugach State Park established.
    • Population: 48,081.
    • Alyeska Pipeline Service Company headquartered in Anchorage.
  • 1971 - University of Alaska Anchorage established.
  • 1973 - Don Young becomes U.S. representative for Alaska's at-large congressional district.
  • 1975 - Municipality of Anchorage created; Anchorage Assembly established.
  • 1979 - Food Bank of Alaska established.[2]
  • 1980 - Population: 174,431.
  • 1982
    • Tony Knowles becomes mayor.
    • Sister city relationship established with Darwin, Australia.
  • 1983 - Conoco-Phillips Building and Bank of America Center constructed.
  • 1987
    • 5th Avenue Mall in business.
    • Tom Fink becomes mayor.
  • 1988 - Alaska Center for the Performing Arts opens.
  • 1990 - Population: 226,338.
  • 1992
    • Mount Spurr volcano erupts.
  • 1993 - Alaska Botanical Garden opens.
  • 1994
    • Anchorage Press in publication.
    • Rick Mystrom becomes mayor.
  • 1995 - Binky (polar bear) dies in the Alaska Zoo.
  • 1996 - City website online (approximate date).[chronology citation needed]
  • 1997
    • Alaska Native Medical Center established.
    • Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium headquartered in city.
  • 1998 - May: Alaska Natives political demonstration.
  • 1999 - Alaska Native Heritage Center opens.

21st century

  • 2000 - George Wuerch becomes mayor.
  • 2001 - January: Anchorage paintball attacks.
  • 2003 - Mark Begich becomes mayor.
  • 2007 - Anchorage Historic Preservation Commission established.
  • 2008
    • Alaska Dispatch begins publication.
    • Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center and Linny Pacillo Parking Garage open.
  • 2009 - Matt Claman becomes mayor, succeeded by Dan Sullivan.
  • 2010
    • Tikahtnu Commons cinema opens.
    • Population: 291,826.

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