Timeline of Mountain View, California facts for kids

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Mountain View, California, USA.

Prior to 20th century

  • 1854
    • Settlement named "Mountain View."
    • Public school opens.
  • 1867 - Rengstorff House (residence) built.
  • 1888 - Mountain View Register newspaper begins publication.

20th century

  • 1900 - Bank of Mountain View in business.
  • 1902
    • November 7: Mountain View incorporated.
    • Mountain View Union High School opens.
    • "Electric streetlights, telephone service and a municipal water system" begin operating (approximate date).
  • 1904 - Seventh-day Adventist Pacific Press Publishing Association moves to town.
  • 1905
    • Mountain View Public Library established.
    • Farmers and Merchants Bank built.
  • 1906 - April 18: 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
  • 1909 - Town Hall built.
  • 1930 - Mountain View Theater opens.
  • 1933 - US Naval Air Station Moffet Field established.
  • 1934
    • Historic Adobe Building constructed.
    • Mountain View Buddhist Temple active.[1]
  • 1950
    • Monte Vista Drive-In cinema in business.
    • Population: 6,563.
  • 1954 - Mountain View Historical Association formed.[2]
  • 1955 - February 24: Birth of Steve Jobs.
  • 1956 - Beckman Instruments' Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory active.
  • 1960 - Population: 30,889.
  • 1968 - Intel Corporation and Monolithic Memories in business.
  • 1970 - Regional Metropolitan Transportation Commission established.
  • 1975 - Old Mill Mall (shopping centre) in business.
  • 1979 - Kannon Do Zen Center active.[3]
  • 1982 - Grid Compass laptop computer introduced.
  • 1985 - Actel Corporation and Century cinema in business.
  • 1987 - Downtown Mountain View Station opens.
  • 1993
    • Voice of Mountain View newspaper begins publication.[4]
    • Anna Eshoo becomes U.S. representative for California's 14th congressional district.
  • 1994 - Santa Clara County government computer network begins operating.
  • 1997 - City website online (approximate date).
  • 1999 - Google Inc. in business.

21st century

  • 2002 - Computer History Museum opens.
  • 2010 - Population: 74,066.
  • 2014 - John McAlister becomes mayor.
  • 2016
    • Patricia Showalter becomes mayor.
    • Rent control approved.

Timeline of Mountain View, California Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.