Timeline of Jacksonville, Florida facts for kids
Prior to 20th century
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|U.S. Territorial Period||1822–1845|
|American Revolutionary War||1775–1783|
|War of 1812||1811–1814|
|First Seminole War||1817–1818|
|Capitol moved to
|Second Seminole War||1835–1842|
|Third Seminole War||1855–1858|
|Ordinance of Secession||1861|
|Gore v. Harris
2000 Presidential Election
- 1564 - French Fort Caroline established by René Goulaine de Laudonnière.
- 1565 - Spanish forces take Fort Caroline.
- Town incorporated.
- William J. Mills becomes mayor.
- 1838 - Bethel Baptist Church established.
- 1845 - Florida becomes part of the United States.
- 1846 - October 12: Gale.
- 1857 - City Park created.
- 1858 - Florida, Atlantic & Gulf Central Railroad begins operating.
- 1862 - Town occupied by Union forces.
- 1869 - St. James Hotel built.
- 1871 - Furchgott, Benedict & Co. dry goods store in business.
- 1872 - Cookman Institute established.
- 1873 - Florida Circulating Library active.
- 1875 - Windsor Hotel built.
- Duval High School established.
- Union Congregational Church built.
- 1877 - Board of Health established.
- 1878 - Library and Literary Association formed.
- 1881 - Florida Daily Times begins publication.
- Synagogue dedicated.
- Florida Baptist Academy established.
- 1884 - Board of Trade organized.
- 1885 - Park Opera House in business.
- 1886 - Boylan Industrial Home and school established.
- Yellow fever epidemic.
- The Metropolis newspaper begins publication.
- St. Andrew's Episcopal Church built.
- 1888 - Subtropical Exposition held.
- 1890 - Population: 17,201.
- 1892 - Edward Waters College active.
- 1893 - Streetcars began operating.
- 1897 - Woman's Club founded.
- 1900 - "Lift Every Voice and Sing" song first performed.
- May 3: Great Fire of 1901.
- Brewster Hospital established.
- Continental Hotel opens.
- Mason Park opens.
- Florida Automobile Association organized.
- Lincoln Park opens.
- First Baptist Church built.
- Jacksonville Free Public Library opens.
- Protestant Union Revival held.
- Manhattan Beach opens.
- Dixieland Amusement Park opens in South Jacksonville.
- South Jacksonville chartered as a city.
- 1908 - Filmmaker Kalem Studios active.
- 1909 - YMCA building constructed.
- Atlantic Boulevard laid out.
- Population: 57,699.
- St. James Building constructed.
- City Rotary Club formed.
- 1914 - Jacksonville Zoological Park established.
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Jacksonville chapter established.
- John W. Martin becomes mayor.
- 1920 – Population: 91,558.
- 1921 - St. Johns River Bridge opens.
- 1923 - John T. Alsop becomes mayor.
- 1925 - Negro Welfare League organized.
- 1926 - Carling Hotel opens.
- 1927 - Florida Theatre and 5 Points Theatre built.
- 1928 - Gator Bowl Stadium built.
- 1929 - Jacksonville Historical Society founded.
- 1930 – Population: 129,549.
- 1934 - Jacksonville Junior College established.
- 1938 - Theatre Jacksonville built.
- U.S. military Naval Air Station Jacksonville commissioned.
- Population: 173,065.
- 1946 - Annual Gator Bowl college football game begins.
- Jacksonville Urban League formed.
- Hanna Park created.
- 1949 - W. Haydon Burns becomes mayor.
- 1950 - Population: 204,517.
- 1953 - Mathews Bridge opens.
- 1955 - Jacksonville Expressway Authority established.
- August: "Ax Handle Saturday" racial unrest.
- Population: 201,030.
- 1962 - Civic Auditorium opens.
- 1963 - December- Hotel Roosevelt fire
- 1964 - Hurricane Dora occurs.
- 1967 - "Mary Singleton and Sallye Mathis became the first female African Americans elected to the City Council."
- Consolidation of city and Duval County governments.
- Hans Tanzler becomes mayor.
- 1970 - Population: 528,865.
- 1979 - Jake Godbold becomes mayor.
- Foreign trade zone established.
- Population: 540,920.
- 1984 - Jacksonville Bulls football team formed.
- 1989 - The Jacksonville Skyway begins operating
- 1990 - Population: 635,230.
- 1993 - Corrine Brown becomes U.S. representative for Florida's 3rd congressional district.
- Jacksonville Jaguars football team formed.
- Jacksonville Municipal Stadium opens.
- John Delaney becomes mayor.
- 1998 - City website online (approximate date).[chronology citation needed]
- "Better Jacksonville Plan" for urban growth approved.
- Population: 735,617.
- 2001 - Ander Crenshaw becomes U.S. representative for Florida's 4th congressional district.
- 2003 - May 13: Jacksonville mayoral election, 2003 held; John Peyton wins.
- 2010 - Population: 821,784.
- 2011 - March 22: Jacksonville mayoral election, 2011 held; Alvin Brown wins. He was the city's first elected African-American mayor.
- 2013 - Corrine Brown becomes U.S. representative for Florida's 3rd congressional district again.
- 2015 - Lenny Curry becomes mayor.
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