Timeline of Chattanooga, Tennessee facts for kids

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States.

19th century

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  • 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.
  • 1863
    • 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.

20th century

  • 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.
  • 1984
    • 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.
  • 1997
  • 1999 - Chattanooga Times Free Press newspaper in publication.

21st century

  • 2001 - Bob Corker becomes mayor.
  • 2005
    • Hunter Museum of American Art building expanded.
    • Ron Littlefield becomes mayor.
  • 2010
    • Electric Power Board's one gigabit per second Internet service begins.
    • Population: 167,674.
  • 2011
    • 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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