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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States.

19th century

  • 1852 - Town of Oakland incorporated.
  • 1854 - Horace Carpentier elected mayor.
  • 1855 - Lyceum founded.
  • 1860 - Population: 1,543.
  • 1863 - Heald's Business College established.
  • 1864 - Vander Naillen School of Practical Engineering established.
  • 1866 - Police Court established.
  • 1868
    • Oakland Evening Transcript newspaper begins publication.
    • University of California and Oakland Library Association established.
    • Oakland Long Wharf in use.
  • 1869
    • Railway begins operating.
    • Lake Merritt Wild-Fowl Sanctuary and Oakland Fire Department established.
  • 1871 - Mills Seminary relocates to Oakland.
  • 1872
    • Brooklyn becomes part of Oakland.
    • Theosophical Society Library founded.
  • 1873 - University of California relocates to Berkeley.
  • 1875 - Oakland Daily Evening Tribune newspaper in publication.
  • 1878 - Oakland Free Library opens.
  • 1880 - Population: 34,456.
  • 1884 - Horton School established.
  • 1899 - Oakland Conservatory of Music established.

20th century

  • 1900 - Population: 66,960.
  • 1904 - Pacific Technical College established.
  • 1906 - April 18: San Francisco earthquake; refugees flee to Oakland.
  • 1907 - California School of Arts and Crafts founded.
  • 1909
    • Samuel Merritt College founded.
    • Moore & Scott Iron Works in business.
  • 1910
    • Oakland Public Museum and YMCA open.
    • Population: 150,174.
  • 1912 - Oakland School Women's Club and Children's Hospital founded.
  • 1913 - Oakland Yacht Club established.
  • 1914
    • Oakland Technical High School established.
    • Oakland City Hall and Civic Auditorium built.
  • 1917 - Joaquin Miller Park established.
  • 1920 - Population: 216,261.
  • 1922 - Snow Museum of Natural History opens.
  • 1923 - Tribune Tower completed.
  • 1924 - Granada Theater opens.
  • 1927
    • Oakland Airport begins operating.
    • Port of Oakland opens.
  • 1928
    • Clorox Chemical Company in business.
    • Posey Tube (traffic tunnel) built.
  • 1931 - Paramount Theatre built.
  • 1933 - Oakland Symphony active.
  • 1936
  • 1937 - Caldecott Tunnel opens.
  • 1940 - Population: 302,163.
  • 1944 - Oakland Army Base active.
  • 1946 - 1946 Oakland General Strike begins on December 3 and ends on December 5.
  • 1954 - Oakland Junior College established.
  • 1961 - Coliseum Drive-In opens.
  • 1966
  • 1968 - Athletics baseball team relocates to Oakland.
  • 1969 - Oakland Museum opens.
  • 1970 - Regional Metropolitan Transportation Commission established.
  • 1971 - Your Black Muslim Bakery in business.
  • 1972 - 12th Street Oakland City Center (BART station), 19th Street Oakland (BART station), and MacArthur (BART station) open.
  • 1973 - Rockridge (BART station) opens.
  • 1974 - West Oakland (BART station) opens.
  • 1977 - Lionel Wilson becomes mayor.
  • 1982 - Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences established.
  • 1985 - Alameda County Community Food Bank established.
  • 1988 - Oakland East Bay Symphony established.
  • 1989 - October 17: 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
  • 1990 - Population: 372,242.
  • 1991 - October 20: Oakland firestorm of 1991.
  • 1998 - City website online (approximate date).[chronology citation needed]
  • 1999 - Jerry Brown becomes mayor.

21st century

  • 2000 - Allen v. City of Oakland lawsuit filed.
  • 2002 - Taoist Center opens.
  • 2003
    • April 7: Anti-war protest.
    • Women of Color Resource Center headquartered in Oakland.
    • Urban Habitat headquartered in Oakland (approximate date).
  • 2004 - Middle Harbor Shoreline Park landscaped.
  • 2007
    • East Bay Meditation Center opens.
    • Ron Dellums becomes mayor.
  • 2008 - Cathedral of Christ the Light dedicated.
  • 2009
    • January 1: BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant.
    • March 21: 2009 shootings of Oakland police officers.
    • Oakland Local begins publication.
  • 2010
    • Ace Monster Toys founded.
    • Population: city 390,724; metro 4,335,391.
  • 2011
    • October 10: Occupy Oakland begins.
    • Jean Quan becomes mayor.
    • Sudoroom established.
  • 2012
    • April 2: Oikos University shooting.
    • Oakland Wiki begins publication.
  • 2014 - Oakland Police Beat begins publication.
  • 2016
  • 2017
    • 2017 is going to be lit
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