Timeline of Virginia Beach, Virginia facts for kids

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.

Prior to 20th century

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  • 1607 - English colonists land on beach.
  • 1639 - Lynnhaven Parish Church built.
  • 1720 - Adam Thoroughgood House built (approximate date).
  • 1736 - Old Donation Episcopal Church built.
  • 1781 - September 5: Battle of the Chesapeake.
  • 1810 - Francis Land House built (approximate date).
  • 1879 - Cape Henry Lighthouse built.
  • 1888 - Oceanfront Boardwalk built.
  • 1891 - Norwegian ship Dictator wrecked offshore.

20th century

  • 1900 - Population: 11,192.
  • 1906 - Town of Virginia Beach incorporated.
  • 1933 - Bayne Theatre opens (approximate date).
  • 1935 - Cape Henry Memorial erected.
  • 1952 - City of Virginia Beach incorporated.
  • 1953 - August: Hurricane Barbara.
  • 1960 - Population: 84,215.
  • 1963 - City merges with Princess Anne County.
  • 1964 - Chesapeake Bay Bridge–Tunnel opens.
  • 1970 - Population: 172,106.
  • 1980 - Population: 262,199.
  • 1988 - Meyera E. Oberndorf becomes mayor.
  • 1989 - Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art opens.
  • 1990 - Population: 393,069.
  • 1995 - Columbus Stadium cinema in business.
  • 1997 - Strawbridge Marketplace cinema in business.

21st century

  • 2000 - City website online (approximate date).[chronology citation needed]
  • 2003 - Lynnhaven 18 cinema in business.
  • 2009 - Will Sessoms becomes mayor.
  • 2010 - Population: 437,994.

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