Timeline of Anchorage, Alaska facts for kids
|History of Alaska|
|Russian America (1733–1867)|
|Department of Alaska (1867–1884)|
|District of Alaska (1884–1912)|
|Territory of Alaska (1912–1959)|
|State of Alaska (1959–present)|
- 1914 - Anchorage founded.
- Chamber of Commerce and Anchorage Memorial cemetery established.
- Alaska Railroad construction begins in Anchorage.
- Anchorage Hotel built.
- Population: 3,332.
- 1917 - Anchorage Daily Times newspaper begins publication.
- Anchorage incorporated as a town.
- Leopold David becomes mayor.
- Population: 1,856.
- 1922 - Anchorage Public Library Association organized.
- 1924 - KFQD radio begins broadcasting.
- 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.
- Alaska News begins publication.
- Anchorage Symphony Orchestra founded.
- 1947 - Fourth Avenue Theatre opens.
- Anchorage Philatelic Society founded.
- Population: 35,651 metro.
- Anchorage Airport built.
- Seward Highway (Seward-Anchorage) completed.
- KENI television begins broadcasting.
- Anchorage High School opens.
- 1954 - Anchorage Community College established.
- Loussac Public Library opens.
- Cook Inlet Historical Society founded.
- U.S. military Kulis Air National Guard Base begins operating.
- 1959 - Anchorage becomes part of the new U.S. state of Alaska.
- 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.
- Anchorage Museum and [Alaska Zoo|Alaska Children's Zoo]] open.
- Kincaid Park established.
- 1969 - Sundowner Drive-In cinema opens.
- 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.
- 1980 - Population: 174,431.
- Tony Knowles becomes mayor.
- Sister city relationship established with Darwin, Australia.
- 1983 - Conoco-Phillips Building and Bank of America Center constructed.
- 5th Avenue Mall in business.
- Tom Fink becomes mayor.
- 1988 - Alaska Center for the Performing Arts opens.
- 1990 - Population: 226,338.
- Mount Spurr volcano erupts.
- 1993 - Alaska Botanical Garden opens.
- 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]
- 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.
- 2000 - George Wuerch becomes mayor.
- 2001 - January: Anchorage paintball attacks.
- 2003 - Mark Begich becomes mayor.
- 2007 - Anchorage Historic Preservation Commission established.
- 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.
- Tikahtnu Commons cinema opens.
- Population: 291,826.
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