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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Toledo, Ohio, USA.

Prior to 20th century

  • 1835
  • 1836 - Erie and Kalamazoo Railroad begins operating.
  • 1837
    • Toledo incorporated.
    • John Berdan becomes mayor.
    • Fire Department established.
  • 1845 - Miami and Erie Canal opens.
  • 1850 - Population: 3,829.
  • 1851 - Toledo Medical Association founded.
  • 1862 - Cherry Street bridge built.
  • 1864 - Toledo Library Association formed.
  • 1869 - Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway in operation.
  • 1870
    • Toledo Society of Natural Sciences established.
    • Population: 31,584.
  • 1872 - Toledo University of Arts and Trades established.
  • 1873
    • St. Ursula Academy founded.
    • Toledo Public Library opens.
  • 1875 - Milburn Wagon Company in business.
  • 1877 - Railroad strike.
  • 1880 - Population: 50,137.
  • 1888 - Libbey Glass Company in business.
  • 1894 - Tiedtke's grocery in business.
  • 1896 - Lucas County Court House built.
  • 1898 - First Church of Christ, Scientist built.

20th century

  • 1900
    • Toledo Zoological Gardens established.
    • Population: 131,822.
  • 1901
    • Toledo Museum of Art founded.
    • Toledo Scale Company in business.
  • 1902 - Toledo Automobile Club established.
  • 1907 - Isaac R. Sherwood becomes U.S. representative for Ohio's 9th congressional district.
  • 1910
    • Willys-Overland automobile plant built.
    • Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo established.
  • 1918 - Municipal Hospital opens.
  • 1920 - Population: 243,164.
  • 1929 - Hillcrest Hotel built.
  • 1930 - Indiana Avenue YMCA and Toledo Hospital building on North Cove Boulevard [1] open.
  • 1931
    • High Level Bridge built.
    • Sister city relationship established with Toledo, Spain.
  • 1932 - National City Bank Building constructed.
  • 1934 - April 12: Auto-Lite strike begins.
  • 1936 - Brand Whitlock Homes built.
  • 1937 - Point Place becomes part of city.
  • 1938 - Owens Corning Corporation headquartered in city.
  • 1950 - Population: 303,616.
  • 1953 - WGTE-TV begins broadcasting.
  • 1954
    • "Islamic Center" built.
    • Miracle Mile Drive-In cinema opens.
  • 1955 - Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority and Downtown Toledo Associates established.
  • 1959 - Toledo Opera founded.
  • 1964 - Toledo Botanical Garden established.
  • 1966 - Reynolds Corners becomes part of city.
  • 1968 - Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments established.
  • 1969
  • 1970 - Toledo-Lucas County Public Library established.
  • 1971 - Franklin Park Mall in business.
  • 1978 - Western Lake Erie Historical Society founded.
  • 1982 - One SeaGate hi-rise and DiSalle Government Center built.
  • 1983 - Marcy Kaptur becomes U.S. representative for Ohio's 9th congressional district.
  • 1984 - Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank established.[2]
  • 1985 - Franklin Park Mall cinema in business.
  • 1987 - SeaGate Convention Centre opens.
  • 1990 - Population: 332,943.
  • 1992 - Toledo Natural Food Cooperative opens.[3]
  • 1994 - Carty Finkbeiner becomes mayor.
  • 1997 - Toledo's Attic (city history website) launched.[4]
  • 1998 - City website online (approximate date).[chronology citation needed]

21st century

  • 2002
    • Fifth Third Field (stadium) opens.
    • Jack Ford becomes mayor.
  • 2005 - October 15: 2005 Toledo riot.
  • 2006 - Carty Finkbeiner becomes mayor again.
  • 2009 - Huntington Center (arena) opens.
  • 2010
    • Michael Bell becomes mayor.
    • Population: 287,208.
  • 2014 - D. Michael Collins becomes mayor.
  • 2015 - February: Mayor Collins dies; Paula Hicks-Hudson becomes acting mayor.
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