Timeline of Miami facts for kids
|History of Florida|
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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|
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|Second Seminole War||1835–1842|
|Third Seminole War||1855–1858|
|Ordinance of Secession||1861|
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- 1870 - William Brickell establishes a trading post on the south side of the Miami River.
- 1880 - Population: county 100.
- 1884 - The first hotel, The Peacock Inn, is established in Coconut Grove.
- Ralph Munroe builds a home on the bay in Coconut Grove.
- Kirk Munroe establishes a home in Coconut Grove.
- 1889 - Teaching begins in the first school building in Coconut Grove.
- 1891 - Julia Tuttle moves to Miami.
- 1895 - The first public library is established in Coconut Grove by the ladies of the Pine Needles Club.
- Miami incorporated; John B. Reilly becomes mayor.
- Florida East Coast Railway (Jacksonville-Miami) arrives in Miami.
- Miami Metropolis newspaper begins publication.
- Biscayne Hotel built.
- Royal Palm Hotel in business.
- City of Miami Cemetery established.
- Burdines in business.
- David Fairchild establishes the USDA Plant Introduction Garden.
- 1899 - Dade County seat relocated to Miami from Juno.
- Flagler Public Library, Miami Board of Trade, and Woman's Club founded.
- Population: 1,681.
- 1902 - Carpenters Local 993 labor union established.
- John Sewell becomes mayor.
- Ransom Everglades School is established in Coconut Grove.
- The Miami Herald newspaper begins publication.
- Streetcars begin operating.
- Automobile parade.
- City Hall built.
- Lummus Park opens.
- 1910 - Population: 5,471; county 11,933.
- 1912 - Airport established near Miami.
- Bridge to Miami Beach constructed.
- Lyric Theater opens.
- 1914 - Construction of Vizcaya begins.
- Miami Chamber of Commerce established.
- Town of Miami Beach incorporated near Miami.
- 1916 - David Fairchild establishes The Kampong, his winter home in Coconut Grove.
- 1917 - Elser Pier opens.
- 1918 - Airdrome Theatre and Strand Theatre open.
- Coconut Grove is incorporated.
- Great Miami Employers' Association established.
- Universal Negro Improvement Association chapter established.
- Population: 29,549; county 42,753.
- 1921 - Commission-manager form of government adopted.
- 1923 - Miami Times newspaper begins publication.
- Buena Vista becomes part of Miami.
- Fotosho Theatre opens.
- Flagler Theater opens.
- E. G. Sewell becomes mayor.
- Greater Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church built.
- 1929 - Sears, Roebuck and Company Department Store opens.
- Miami Civic Center opens.
- Population: 110,637.
- February 15: Chicago mayor Anton Cermak killed by anarchist in Bayfront Park.
- E. G. Sewell becomes mayor again.
- Ryder, the truck leasing company, founded in Miami.
- January 1: Orange Bowl football contest begins.
- November: Hurricane.
- 1936 - Parrot Jungle established.
- 1937 - Miami Municipal Airport, Burdine Stadium, and Liberty Square (housing complex) open.
- 1938 - Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden opens to the public.
- 1939 - E. G. Sewell becomes mayor yet again.
- Historical Museum of Southern Florida established.
- Population: 172,172; county 267,739.
- 1941 - Dorsey Memorial Library opens.
- 1942 - May: Portero del Llano ship sinks offshore.
- 1943 - Urban League of Greater Miami established.
- 1946 - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People branch established in Liberty City.
- 1948 - Coconut Grove Citizens Committee for Slum Clearance and Civil Rights Congress chapter organized.
- 1950 - Population: 249,276; county 495,084.
- 1952 - Museum of Science and Natural History opens on Bayshore Drive.
- Diario Las Américas Spanish-language newspaper begins publication.
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute founded in Miami.
- 1954 - Burger King founded in Miami.
- 1955 - Miami Seaquarium established.
- DuPont Plaza Hotel opens for business.
- Robert King High elected mayor of Miami.
- 1958 - Catholic Diocese of Miami established.
- City public schools racially desegregated.
- Dade County Junior College and Centro Hispano Católico founded.
- Miami International Airport dedicated.
- 1960 - Population: 291,688; county 935,047.
- 1961 - Colegio de Belén relocates to Miami from Cuba.
- 1962 - Cruzada Educativa Cubana founded.
- February 25. Cassius Clay defeats Sonny Liston for heavyweight champion of the world.
- Chuck Hall becomes mayor of Dade County.
- Cuban exiles begin to arrive in city via U.S.-sponsored "freedom flights".
- Florida International University established.
- Ediciones Universal in business.
- 1966 The Miami Dolphins enter the American Football League as an expansion franchise
- David T. Kennedy becomes mayor of city; Stephen P. Clark becomes mayor of Dade County.
- Population: 334,859; county 1,267,792.
- 1971 - Latin Chamber of Commerce established.
- August: 1972 Republican National Convention held in nearby Miami Beach.
- One Biscayne Tower built.
- Jack Orr becomes mayor of Dade County.
- Maurice Ferre becomes city mayor.
- April: U.S.-sponsored "freedom flight" arrivals to Miami of Cuban exiles ends.
- Stephen P. Clark becomes mayor of Dade County again.
- Spanish American League Against Discrimination headquartered in city.
- The Bee Gees move to Miami Beach.
- El Miami Herald Spanish-language newspaper begins publication.
- Bicentennial Park opens.
- Foreign trade zone established.
- Black Archives History & Research Foundation of South Florida headquartered in city.
- Omni International Mall in business.
- Palace apartment building constructed.
- Cuban American National Foundation headquartered in city.
- Knight International Center (convention center) opens.
- Facts About Cuban Exiles organization established.
- The movie Scarface is filmed in Miami.
- Christo unveils Surrounded Islands.
- Metrorail begins operating.
- Center for Fine Arts founded.
- Miami International Film Festival begins.
- Southeast Financial Center built on Biscayne Boulevard.
- Fictional Miami Vice television program begins national broadcast.
- First edition of the Miami International Book Fair.
- Miami SunPost newspaper begins publication.
- Xavier Suarez becomes city mayor.
- Stephen P. Clark Government Center built.
- The Golden Girls, a television sitcom, begins its seven-year run.
- Miami City Ballet debuts.
- 1986 - Lincoln Center built.
- November: Pope John Paul II visits city.
- Miami Tower built.
- Nelson Mandela visits city.
- Ileana Ros-Lehtinen becomes U.S. representative for Florida's 18th congressional district.
- Knight Foundation headquartered in city.
- Population: 358,548; county 1,937,094.
- 1992 - August: Hurricane Andrew.
- Stephen P. Clark becomes city mayor.
- Carrie P. Meek becomes U.S. representative for Florida's 17th congressional district.
- Eleventh Street (Metromover station) opens.
- 1st Summit of the Americas held in city.
- November: Mayoral election held.
- Dade County renamed Miami-Dade County.
- January: Xavier Suarez becomes mayor again.
- March: Mayoral election results of 1997 judged invalid; Carollo becomes mayor again.
- American Airlines Arena opens.
- Ultra Festival begins.
- Elián González affair.
- Population: 362,470; county 2,253,362.
- Town of Miami Lakes incorporated near Miami.
- Cuban Genealogy Club of Miami founded.
- Manny Diaz becomes city mayor.
- 2002 - Art Basel begins in Miami Beach.
- Four Seasons Hotel Miami built.
- City of Miami Gardens incorporated near Miami.
- 2004 - Carlos Alvarez becomes mayor of Miami-Dade County.
- 2006 - Carnival Center opens.
- Ferguson U.S. Courthouse built.
- Fictional Burn Notice television series begins its seven-year run.
- 2008 - Marquis Residences and 900 Biscayne Bay built on Biscayne Boulevard.
- 2009 - Tomás Regalado becomes city mayor.
- Port of Miami Tunnel construction begins.
- Population: 399,457; county 2,496,435; metro 5,564,635.
- Carlos A. Giménez becomes mayor of Miami-Dade County.
- Vice City Rollers (roller derby league) formed.
- Frederica Wilson becomes U.S. representative for Florida's 17th congressional district.
- 2015 - Marco Rubio presidential campaign, 2016 headquartered in Miami.
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