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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Manchester, New Hampshire, United States.

Prior to 19th century

19th century

  • 1807 - Canal built.
  • 1810
    • Derryfield renamed "Manchester."
    • Amoskeag Cotton & Woolen Manufacturing Company incorporated.
  • 1823 - Population: 761.
  • 1839
    • Amoskeag Representative newspaper begins publication.
    • First Congregational Society incorporated.
    • First Baptist Church organized.
  • 1841
    • First Unitarian Church built.
    • Valley Cemetery laid out.
  • 1843 - Mennell's Circulating Library in business (approximate date).
  • 1844 - Manchester Athenaeum established.
  • 1846 - City incorporated.
  • 1846 - Manchester High School established.
  • 1849 - Manchester and Lawrence Railroad begins operating.
  • 1850
    • Manchester Daily Mirror newspaper begins publication.
    • City Missionary Society established.
  • 1851 - City hosts state fair.
  • 1852 - Manchester Gas Light Co. established.
  • 1854
    • Manchester City Library established.
    • Manchester Locomotive Works formed.
  • 1855 - First Presbyterian Church organized.
  • 1863 - Union Leader newspaper begins publication.
  • 1869
    • Hillsborough County seat relocated to Manchester from Amherst.
    • Cathedral of St. Joseph founded.
    • St. Joseph Cemetery in operation.
  • 1870
    • Turnverein organized.
    • Population: 23,509.
  • 1874 - Ash Street School built.
  • 1875 - Women's Aid Home organized.
  • 1880
    • Manchester Opera House Company organized.
    • Ste. Marie Church founded.
  • 1883 - Union Publishing Co. incorporated.
  • 1885 - Young People's Christian Union organized.
  • 1886 - Devonshire Mills incorporated.
  • 1887
    • People's Baptist Church organized.
    • Novelty Advertising Co. incorporated.
  • 1889 - Saint Anselm College established in neighboring Goffstown.
  • 1890 - Elliot Hospital founded.
  • 1891 - Swedish Baptist Church organized.
  • 1892
    • Beech Street Grounds baseball stadium in operation.
    • Sacred Heart Hospital founded.
  • 1893 - Stark Park dedicated.
  • 1894
    • Manchester Children's Home organized.
    • Eureka Shoe Co. incorporated.
  • 1895
    • Manchester Historical Association established.
    • Varick Park sports complex in operation.
  • 1897 - Weston Observatory built.
  • 1898
    • Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences founded.
    • Manchester Camera Club organized.

20th century

  • 1906 - Strand Theatre in business in the former Opera House.
  • 1909 - Population: 56,987.
  • 1910 - Centennial celebration of city founding.
  • 1911 - Adath Yeshurun synagogue built.
  • 1912 - Empire Theater built.
  • 1913 - Textile Field sports stadium built.
  • 1914 - Palace Theatre and Public Library built.
  • 1922 - Manchester Central High School renamed, adding "Central".
  • 1923 - Manchester High School West established.
  • 1927 - Manchester Airport established.
  • 1929 - Currier Gallery of Art founded.
  • 1932 - New Hampshire School of Accounting and Secretarial Science founded.
  • 1935 - Amoskeag Mills close.
  • 1942 - Grenier Army Airfield dedicated.
  • 1945
    • State Trade School at Manchester founded.
    • Utility Worker's Credit Union formed.
  • 1950 - Zimmerman House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
  • 1954 - WMUR begins broadcasting.
  • 1960 - Manchester Memorial High School opens.
  • 1963 - John F. Kennedy Memorial Coliseum opens.
  • 1964 - The Derryfield School established.
  • 1966 - Grenier Air Force Base closes.
  • 1971 - McIntyre Ski Area opens.
  • 1972 - Hampshire Plaza building constructed.
  • 1973 - Manchester Transit Authority founded.
  • 1974 - New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra formed.
  • 1977 - Mall of New Hampshire opens.
  • 1980 - Population: 90,936.
  • 1982 - Manchester School of Technology established.
  • 1985 - University of New Hampshire at Manchester established.
  • 1988 - Sister city relationship established with Taichung, Taiwan.
  • 1990 - Franco-American Centre founded.
  • 1992
  • 1998
  • 1999 - Robert A. Baines becomes mayor.

21st century

  • 2000
    • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Manchester campus opens.
    • Holy Family Academy established.
  • 2001
    • Civic arena opens.
    • Hippo newspaper begins publication.
  • 2005
    • Fisher Cats Ballpark opens.
    • Segway Fest held.
  • 2006
    • Manchester Daily Express newspaper begins publication.
    • Shooting of a police officer.
  • 2010
    • Ted Gatsas becomes mayor.
    • Population: 109,565.

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