Timeline of Kansas City, Missouri facts for kids
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- 1838 - Settlement named "Town of Kansas".
- 1846 - Population: 700.
- 1840 - City Market active.
- 1850 - "City of Kansas" incorporated.
- 1854 - Bleeding Kansas
- 1857 - Chamber of Commerce established.
- 1860 - Population: 4,418.
- 1864 - October 23: Battle of Westport.
- 1869 - Missouri River railroad bridge opens.
- 1870 - Population: 32,260.
- 1871 - Kansas City Bar Library Assoc. formed.
- 1872 - Elmwood Cemetery established.
- 1875 - Fetterman Circulating Library in business.
- 1880 - Population: 55,785.
- Kansas City Club founded.
- First electric lights used in KC; implemented by KCP&L
- "Kansas City" formed by merger of Westport and City of Kansas.
- Kansas City Public Library building opens.
- 1890 - Population: 132,716.
- 1892 - Court House built.
- City Hall built.
- Kansas City Athletic Club active.
- 1895 - Kansas City School of Law founded.
- July: 1900 Democratic National Convention held.
- Federal Building constructed.
- Population: 163,752.
- 1903 - Automobile Club of Kansas City active.
- 1904 - Children's Mercy Hospital active.
- 1908 - City Hospital built.
- 1909 Kansas City Zoo opens in Swope Park
- Hall Brothers in business.
- Population: 248,381.
- 1913 - Cook Paint and Varnish Company in business.
- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and Paseo YMCA open.
- Union Station rebuilt.
- 1915 - Kansas City Polytechnic Institute established.
- 1917 - Rockhurst College opens.
- 1919 - Truman and Jacobson's haberdashery in business.
- 1920 - Population: 324,410.
- 1922 - WPE radio begins broadcasting.
- 1923 Fairyland Amusement Park opens at 7501 Prospect
- Ararat Shrine Temple and Bagdad Theatre open.
- Liberty Memorial dedicated to World War I veterans, opens
- 1927 Downtown Airport opens, dedicated by Charles Lindbergh
- June: 1928 Republican National Convention.
- F. W. Woolworth Building constructed.
- 1931 - Kansas City Power and Light Building constructed.
- 1933 - June 17: Kansas City massacre.
- 1936 - Holy Land Christian Mission founded.
- 1945 - K.C. native Harry S Truman sworn in as President of the United States after President Franklin Roosevelt's sudden death
- 1937 - Kansas City City Hall rebuilt.
- Linda Hall Library established.
- William E. Kemp becomes mayor.
- 1948 - Harry S Truman wins Presidential election
- Crest Drive-In cinema active (approximate date).
- Richard Walker Bolling becomes U.S. representative for Missouri's 5th congressional district.
- 1945 K.C native Harry S Truman sworn in as President of the United States.
- 1951 - July: Great Flood of 1951.
- 1954 - U.S. Weather Bureau Severe Local Storms Unit relocated to Kansas City.
- 1954 - Paseo Bridge opens
- 1955 - H. Roe Bartle becomes mayor.
- 1956 - First runway opens at Kansas City Industrial Airport, now KCI
- Kansas City Ballet founded.
- Ruskin Heights Tornado (F-5)
- 1959 - 5 KC firefighters killed in gas tank explosion on Southwest Blvd.
- University of Missouri–Kansas City established.
- Ilus W. Davis becomes mayor.
- 1967 - Sister city relationship established with Seville, Spain.
- 1968 - April: 1968 Kansas City, Missouri riot.
- Kansas City Royals baseball team formed.,
- Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl
- 1970 - Population: 507,330.
- Crown Center opens.
- Charles Wheeler becomes mayor.
- Sister city relationship established with Kurashiki, Japan.
- Arrowhead Stadium opens
- Sister city relationship established with Morelia, Mexico.
- Worlds of Fun opens
- Kauffman Stadium opens as Royals Stadium
- Kemper Arena opens.
- Sister city relationship established with Freetown, Sierra Leone.
- 1976 - World Science Fiction Convention held.
- 1977 - Fairyland Amusement Park closes after extensive damage by windstorm
- 1978 - Sister city relationship established with Tainan, Taiwan.
- 1979 - Richard L. Berkley becomes mayor.
- 1980 - Hyatt Regency hotel opens.
- 1981 - July 17: Hyatt Regency walkway collapse.
- Kansas City Symphony active.
- Oceans of Fun opens
- 1985 - Kansas City Royals and Manager Dick Howser win I-70 World Series
- 1986 - Town Pavilion hi-rise built.
- ACT UP chapter founded.
- One Kansas City Place built.
- 1989 - Sister city relationship established with Xi'an, China.
- 1990 - Population: 435,146.
- 1994 - Bartle Hall Convention Center opens.
- 1995 - Sister city relationship established with Arusha, Tanzania.
- 1998 - Sister city relationship established with Ramla, Israel.
- 1999 - Kay Barnes becomes mayor.
- 2000 - Population: 441,545.
- 2001 - Regional Kansas City SmartPort economic development group established.
- 2004 - Sister city relationship established with Metz, France.
- Penn Valley skatepark opens.
- Emanuel Cleaver becomes U.S. representative for Missouri's 5th congressional district.
- Sprint Center (arena) opens.
- Irish Museum and Cultural Center active.
- Mark Funkhouser becomes mayor.
- Population: 459,787.
- Paseo Bridge closed, demolished
- Christopher S. Bond Bridge opens, replacing Paseo Bridge
- Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts opens.
- Sly James becomes mayor.
- Population: 463,202; metro 2,052,676.
- Google Fiber service begins.
- Kansas City Startup Village established.
- 2014 - Liberty Memorial designated National World War I Monument
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