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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Sacramento, California, United States.

19th century

  • 1843 – Sutter's Fort built.
  • 1849
    • Sacramento City founded by John Sutter, Jr. and Sam Brannan.
    • William Stout becomes mayor.
    • City Cemetery established.
  • 1850
    • August: Squatters' Riot.
    • October–November: Cholera outbreak
    • Population: 6,820.
    • Daily California Republican newspaper begins publication.
  • 1852
  • 1854 – State legislature relocates to Sacramento.
  • 1855 – State Convention of Colored Citizens held in Sacramento.
  • 1857
    • Daily Bee newspaper begins publication.
    • Sacramento Library Association founded.
  • 1860 – Ground broken for California State Capitol building.
  • 1874 – Capitol building completed.
  • 1877 – Muybridge photographs galloping horse at Union Park Racetrack.
  • 1879 – Sacramento Free Public Library founded.
  • 1889 – Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament built.
  • 1890 – Population: 26,386.
  • 1891 – Brighton School rebuilt.
  • 1898 – Ruhstaller Building constructed.

20th century

  • 1910 – Population: 44,696.
  • 1912 – Empress Theatre opens.
  • 1915 – Zoological park established.
  • 1919 – Business and Professional Women's Club founded.
  • 1923 – Sacramento Municipal Utility District established.
  • 1924 – Senator Hotel in business.
  • 1927
  • 1931 – Blue Anchor Building constructed.
  • 1933 – Federal Building constructed.
  • 1935
  • 1937 – Sacramento Movie Forum organized.
  • 1939 – Sacred Heart Parish School constructed.
  • 1941 – Sacramento Army Depot activated.
  • 1947
    • Sacramento Opera Guild founded.
    • Vic's Ice Cream in business.
  • 1948
    • Sacramento Symphony formed.
    • Belle Cooledge elected mayor.
  • 1954 – Sacramento Ballet founded.
  • 1955 – KCRA-TV begins broadcasting.
  • 1956 – Sacramento Youth Symphony founded.
  • 1957 – Arden Fair Mall in business.
  • 1960 – Tower Records in business.
  • 1961
    • Sacramento Peace Center established.
    • Sacramento Book Collectors Club active.
  • 1962 – The Sacramento Observer newspaper begins publication.
  • 1966 – From March to April, farmworkers march to Sacramento from Delano.
  • 1968 – Sacramento Traditional Jazz Society formed.
  • 1974 – Sacramento Dixieland Jubilee first held.
  • 1975
  • 1977 – Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission established.
  • 1979
    • November 28: Anti-nuclear sit-in at State Capitol.
    • Local Government Commission headquartered in city.
  • 1982 – California State Capitol building restored.
  • 1983 – Anne Rudin becomes mayor.
  • 1985
  • 1989 – Renaissance Tower built.
  • 1990 – Population: 369,365.
  • 1991
  • 1992 – Wells Fargo Center built.
  • 1993 – Joe Serna, Jr. becomes mayor.
  • 1995
  • 1996 – Thistle Dew Dessert Theatre founded.
  • 1997 – Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra established.
  • 1998 – Al-Arqam Islamic School established.
  • 1999 – Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse and Esquire Tower built.

21st century

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