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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Spokane, Washington, USA.

Prior to 20th century

  • 1874 - Spokane Falls settlement established in Washington Territory by James N. Glover.
  • 1879 - Spokane Times newspaper begins publication.
  • 1880 - Population: 350.
  • 1881 - Spokane Falls incorporated as a town.
  • 1882 - Spokane becomes seat of Spokane County.
  • 1883
  • 1884 - YMCA established.[1]
  • 1887 - Jesuit Gonzaga College established.
  • 1889
  • 1890
    • Town of Spokane Falls renamed "Spokane."
    • Casino Opera House opens (approximate date).
    • Population: 19,922.
  • 1891 - Spokane High School and Holy Names Academy built.
  • 1892 - Great Northern Railway built.
  • 1893 - September 19: Franz Ferdinand of Austria visits town incognito.
  • 1894 - The Spokesman-Review newspaper in publication.
  • 1895
  • 1896 - Deaconess Hospital established.
  • 1897 - Chamber of Commerce and Spokane Stock Exchange established.

20th century

21st century

  • 2003
    • September 23: Gun incident at high school.
    • James E. West becomes mayor.
  • 2005 - Cathy McMorris Rodgers becomes U.S. representative for Washington's 5th congressional district.
  • 2010 - Population: 208,916.
  • 2011 - January: Bombing attempt.
  • 2012 - David Condon becomes mayor.
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