Timeline of Chattanooga, Tennessee facts for kids
|History of Tennessee|
- 1840 - James Enfield Berry becomes mayor.
- 1849 - Western & Atlantic Railroad begins operating.
- 1851 - City chartered.
- 1854 - Nashville & Chattanooga Railway in operation.
- 1862 - June: First Battle of Chattanooga.
- September: Occupation by Union forces begins.
- November 24: Battle of Lookout Mountain.
- November 25: Battle of Missionary Ridge.
- 1866 - March: Occupation by Union forces ends.
- 1867 - March: The largest flood in the city's recorded history.
- 1869 - Chattanooga Times newspaper begins publication.
- 1882 - Walnut Street Temple dedicated.
- 1890 - Walnut Street Bridge built.
- 1905 - Chattanooga Public Library opens.
- 1909 - Hixson High School founded.
- 1917 - Market Street Bridge built.
- 1921 - Tivoli Theatre opens.
- 1923 - Chattanooga Theatre Centre founded.
- 1924 - Memorial Auditorium built.
- 1930 – Population: 119,798.
- 1933 - Chattanooga Free Press newspaper begins publication.
- 1935 - Electric Power Board of Chattanooga established.
- 1937 - Chattanooga Zoo at Warner Park established.
- 1940 – Population: 128,163.
- 1950 – Population: 131,041.
- 1959 - Olgiati Bridge built.
- 1960 – Population: 130,009.
- 1961 - Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum founded.
- 1972 - Twelve Tribes (religious group) and National Knife Museum founded.
- 1975 - Marilyn Lloyd becomes U.S. representative for Tennessee's 3rd congressional district.
- 1980 – Population: 169,565.
- 1983 - Chattanooga African-American Museum established.
- Veterans Memorial Bridge built.
- Operation of Hamilton County Jail privatised.
- 1987 - Fellowship of Southern Writers headquartered in Chattanooga.
- 1992 - Tennessee Aquarium opens.
- 1995 - International Towing and Recovery Hall of Fame and Museum established.
- City website online (approximate date).[chronology citation needed]
- Jon Kinsey becomes mayor.
- 1999 - Chattanooga Times Free Press newspaper in publication.
- 2001 - Bob Corker becomes mayor.
- Hunter Museum of American Art building expanded.
- Ron Littlefield becomes mayor.
- Electric Power Board's one gigabit per second Internet service begins.
- Population: 167,674.
- Volkswagen Chattanooga Assembly Plant begins operating.
- Chuck Fleischmann becomes U.S. representative for Tennessee's 3rd congressional district.
- 2013 - Andy Berke becomes mayor.
- 2015 - The 2015 Chattanooga shootings occur, killing five people and injuring three others.
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