Timeline of Long Beach, California facts for kids
Prior to 20th century
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- 1888 - Willmore City renamed "Long Beach."
- 1895 - Long Beach Public Library founded.
- 1902 - The Pike amusement area begins operating.
- 1908 - Office of mayor established.
- 1911 - Port of Long Beach dedicated.
- 1921 - Long Beach Oil Field discovered at Signal Hill.
- 1923 - Daugherty Field (airfield) established.
- City Gas Department established.
- Argus newspaper in publication.
- City of Signal Hill incorporated in vicinity of Long Beach.
- 1925 - Brayton Theatre opens.
- 1929 - Long Beach Public Library's Alamitos branch built.
- 1930 - Population: 142,032.
- 1932 - Municipal Auditorium opens.
- 1933 - March 10: 1933 Long Beach earthquake.
- 1934 - Long Beach Main Post Office built.
- 1940 - Population: 164,271.
- 1943 - US Naval Dry Docks established on Terminal Island.
- 1945 - Press-Telegram newspaper in publication.
- 1947 - November 2: Spruce Goose aircraft takes flight.
- 1949 - Los Angeles-Orange County State College opens.
- Long Beach Museum of Art founded.
- Population: 250,767.
- 1951 - Circle Drive-In cinema in business.
- 1952 - Miss USA and Miss Universe beauty pageants held in city.
- 1954 - Long Beach State 49ers baseball team formed.
- 1962 - Historical Society of Long Beach founded.
- 1972 - California State University, Long Beach active.
- 1975 - Grand Prix of Long Beach begins.
- 1977 - Long Beach Public Library's main branch rebuilt.
- 1978 - Chua Phat To (Buddhist center) founded.
- 1981 - Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden dedicated.
- 1984 - Ernie Kell becomes mayor.
- 1986 - Long Beach Heritage nonprofit founded.
- 1990 - Population: 429,433.
- Beverly O'Neill becomes mayor.
- Gray Panthers of Greater Los Angeles headquartered in city.
- 1996 - City website online (approximate date).[chronology citation needed]
- 1998 - Greater Long Beach Interfaith Community Organization established.
- 1999 - Long Beach Towne Center (shopping area) opens.
- 2000 - Population: 461,522.
- 2006 - Bob Foster becomes mayor.
- 2010 - Population: 462,257; metro 12,828,837.
- Harvey Milk Park opens.
- Alan Lowenthal becomes U.S. representative for California's 47th congressional district.
- 2014 - Robert Garcia becomes mayor.
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