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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.

Prior to 20th century

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  • 1808 – Town of Greensboro established in Guilford County.
  • 1824 – First Presbyterian Church of Greensboro founded.
  • 1826 – Patriot newspaper begins publication.
  • 1827 – Buffalo Presbyterian Church built.
  • 1834 – Guilford College chartered.
  • 1873 – Bennett College founded.
  • 1877 – Chamber of Commerce and Green Hill Cemetery established.
  • 1884 – Population: 5,538.
  • 1889 – Coney Club founded.
  • 1890 – Daily Record newspaper begins publication.
  • 1891
  • 1895 – Greensboro Industrial and Immigration Association founded.

20th century

  • 1900 – Population: 10,035.
  • 1902 – Palmer Memorial Institute founded in nearby Sedalia.
  • 1905 – City Board of Health established.
  • 1906
    • Greensboro Public Library building constructed.
    • City Fire Commission established.
  • 1909
    • Greensboro Daily News begins publication.
    • Greensboro Country Club founded.[1]
  • 1917 – Guilford Courthouse National Military Park established.
  • 1918 – Maplewood Cemetery established.
  • 1920 – Population: 19,861.
  • 1924 – Greensboro Historical Museum established.
  • 1926 – World War Memorial Stadium dedicated.
  • 1927 – Lindley Field (airfield) established.
  • 1928 – Forest Lawn Cemetery established.
  • 1931 – Paramount Theatre opens.
  • 1936 – April: 1936 Cordele–Greensboro tornado outbreak.
  • 1940 – Population: 59,319.
  • 1949
    • WFMY-TV begins broadcasting.
    • Temple Emanuel active.
  • 1950 – Population: 74,389.
  • 1957 – June: Simkins v. City of Greensboro decided.
  • 1959 – Greensboro Coliseum opens.
  • 1960
    • Greensboro sit-ins for civil rights occur.
    • Population: 119,574.
  • 1967
    • Greensboro Inner City Ministry established.[2]
    • Carolina Peacemaker begins publication.
  • 1968 – Family Life Council and Greensboro Beautiful nonprofit [3] established.
  • 1969 – May: 1969 Greensboro uprising.
  • 1970
    • Circle Drive-In cinema in business.
    • Population: 144,076.
  • 1979
    • November 3: Greensboro massacre.
    • Greensboro Hornets baseball team active.
  • 1980 – Guilford County Historic Preservation Commission established.
  • 1981 – Aggie Stadium opens.
  • 1982 – Airport new terminal built.
  • 1984 – News & Record newspaper in publication.
  • 1987 – June: Ku Klux Klan march and opposing protest.
  • 1990 - Population: 183,521.
  • 1997 – City website online (approximate date).[chronology citation needed]

21st century

  • 2005 – NewBridge Bank Park (stadium) opens.
  • 2007 - Yvonne Johnson becomes first African-American in city elected mayor.
  • 2010
    • International Civil Rights Center and Museum opens.
    • Population: 269,666.
  • 2013 – Nancy Vaughan becomes mayor.
  • 2014 – Jim Westmoreland becomes city manager.
  • 2015 – Mark Walker becomes U.S. representative for North Carolina's 6th congressional district.
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