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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Montgomery, Alabama, USA.

19th century

  • 1819 - Montgomery incorporated.
  • 1821
    • Montgomery Republican newspaper begins publication.
    • Franklin Society founded.
  • 1824 - Presbyterian church and Montgomery Light Infantry established.
  • 1828 - Alabama State Library headquartered in Montgomery.
  • 1833 - Montgomery Advertiser newspaper in publication.
  • 1847 - Sons of Temperance formed.
  • 1850 - Lehman Brothers in business.
  • 1851 - Alabama State Capitol built.
  • 1861
  • 1864 - Atlanta-Montgomery railroad destroyed by Union forces.
  • 1867 - Swayne School built.
  • 1870 - Population: 10,588.
  • 1873 - Chamber of Commerce established.
  • 1877 - Second Colored Baptist Church established.
  • 1887 - Normal School for Colored Students opens.
  • 1889 - Hale Infirmary founded.
  • 1898 - Confederate monument dedicated.
  • 1899 - Montgomery Library Association organized.

20th century

  • 1900 - Population: 30,346.
  • 1901 - Alabama Department of Archives and History headquartered in Montgomery.
  • 1902 - St. Margaret's Hospital founded.
  • 1907 - Bell Building constructed.
  • 1910
  • 1913 - Rotary Club of Montgomery organized.
  • 1914 - Empire Theater built.
  • 1916 - Commission form of government adopted.
  • 1926
    • Junior League of Montgomery organized.
    • Scottish Rite Temple constructed.
  • 1927 - Jefferson Davis Hotel built.
  • 1929
  • 1930 - Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts established.
  • 1938 - Coca-Cola bottling facility in operation.
  • 1940
    • Population: 78,084.
    • Veterans hospital begins operating.
  • 1941 - Mayor William Gunter dies.
  • 1942 - Montgomery Bible College founded.
  • 1947 - Alabama Historical Association headquartered in city.
  • 1948 - U.S. Maxwell Air Force Base established.
  • 1949 - City of Montgomery Library established.
  • 1950 - Population: 106,525.
  • 1954 - WSFA television begins broadcasting.
  • 1955 - December 1: Rosa Parks arrested; Montgomery Bus Boycott begins.
  • 1956 - December 20: Racial segregration lawsuit Browder v. Gayle verdict takes effect; bus boycott ends.
  • 1960 - Population: 134,393.
  • 1961 - May 20: Freedom Riders attacked.
  • 1964 - WKAB-TV begins broadcasting.
  • 1965
  • 1967
  • 1968 - Landmarks Foundation of Montgomery established.
  • 1971 - Southern Poverty Law Center founded.
  • 1972 - Montgomery Zoo opens.
  • 1977
    • Wynnsong 10 cinema in business.
    • Emory Folmar becomes mayor.
  • 1978 - Montgomery Genealogical Society established.
  • 1980 - Population: 177,857.
  • 1984 - Masjid Qasim Bilal El-Amin established.
  • 1985 - Alabama Shakespeare Festival active.
  • 1986 - Montgomery Area Food Bank established.
  • 1989 - Civil Rights Memorial dedicated.
  • 1990 - Population: 187,106.
  • 1992 - Montgomery County Historical Society organized.
  • 1995 - Equal Justice Initiative and F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum established.
  • 1996 - RSA Tower built.
  • 1997 - City website online (approximate date).[chronology citation needed]
  • 1999 - Bobby Bright becomes mayor.
  • 2000 - Population: 201,568 .

21st century

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