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History of San Diego, California, USA

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San Diego, California, USA

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In San Diego, it’s illegal to shoot jackrabbits from the back of a streetcar.

There are fines issued for leaving your Christmas lights up past February 2nd.

The Hotel Del Coronado is not only the oldest wooden structure in the USA, it was the first to feature an electric lit outdoor Christmas Tree in 1904.

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There is MUCH more to discover about San Diego, California, USA. Read on!
  • 1542 - September 28 - Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay

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  • 1769 - July 16 - Father Junipero Serra founds Mission San Diego, 1st mission in Calif

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  • 1854 - San Diego
    San Diego, a post-town, port of entry, and capital of San Diego county, California, on a buy, and on the main road from Sacramento City, about 470 mil...Read MORE...


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    Fifth Street, San Diego, California
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  • 1895 - San Diego
    San Diego, a city and port of entry, the capital of San Diego co, Cal, and the second city in population and wealth in southern California, is situate...Read MORE...


  • 1897 - March 13 - San Diego State University is founded.

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  • 1906
    San Diego, a city, health-resort, and port of entry, the capital of San Diego co., Cal., is situated on a beautiful bay of the Pacific Ocean, 127 mile...Read MORE...


  • News 1911 - January 10 - 1st photo in US taken from an airplane, San Diego

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    January 10, 1911

  • News 1915 - ARMY AVIATOR FALLS 1,800 FEET AND DROWNS. LIEUT. TALIAFERRO, WHO HELD RECORD FOR LONG FLIGHT, LOSES LIFE AT SAN DIEGO.
    San Diego, Cal., Oct. 11. - Lieutenant WALTER R. TALIAFERRO, stationed at the United States army aviation corps school at North Island, fell 1,800 fee...Read MORE...


  • 1916 - October 2 - San Diego Zoo founded

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  • San Diego, California, USA
    Inner Court, Ramona's Marriage Place, San Diego, Cal.

    "In 1906, businessman and sugar magnate John D. Spreckels acquired the c. 1825 hacienda of Spanish aristocrat and important early San Diego citizen Don José Antonio de Estudillo and funded a... Read MORE...

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  • News 1927 - BLAST RAZES PLANT, 5 HURT. ACETYLENE WORKS WRECKED; FIREMEN, BOUND FOR SCENE, HURT IN CRASH.
    San Diego, Aug. 8. - (AP) - Five persons are in hospitals as the result of an explosion of acetylene gas that wrecked the plant of the Pacific Acetyle...Read MORE...


  • News 1928 - FIVE ARE DEAD AS HOME MADE PLANE CRASHES.
    San Diego, Cal., March 5 - Five men were killed Sunday afternoon when the home made experimental monoplane in which they were traveling nose dived 300...Read MORE...


  • 1928 - March 27 - KGB-AM in San Diego CA begins radio transmissions

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  • San Diego, California, USA
    Bennington Monument, San Diego, Cal.
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  • News 1937 - March 21 - The first successful flying car, Waldo Waterman's Aerobile, makes its initial flight.

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    March 21, 1937

  • San Diego, California, USA
    Boggs Bros

    "The 'Diner' is part of an actual train that operated between San Diego and Old Mexico years ago," and that it is "Famous for Steaks - Chicken - Seafoods." Located at the "Corner" of "Pacific Highway and Laurel Street, San Diego," the... Read MORE...

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  • 1949 - March 16 - KFMB TV channel 8 in San Diego, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting

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  • January 10, 1949 - Snow was reported at San Diego, CA, for the first and only time since 1882.
    Snow was noted even on some of the beaches in parts of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Burbank reported 4.7 inches, and Long Beach and Laguna Beach...Read MORE...




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Fifth Street, San Diego, California
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San Diego, California, USA
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Inner Court, Ramona's Marriage Place, San Diego, Cal.

"In 1906, businessman and sugar magnate John D. Spreckels acquired the c. 1825 hacienda of Spanish aristocrat and important early San Diego citizen Don José Antonio de Estudillo and funded a... Read MORE...

Postcard

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Bennington Monument, San Diego, Cal.
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Boggs Bros

"The 'Diner' is part of an actual train that operated between San Diego and Old Mexico years ago," and that it is "Famous for Steaks - Chicken - Seafoods." Located at the "Corner" of "Pacific Highway and Laurel Street, San Diego," the... Read MORE...

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  • 1542 - September 28 - Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay

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  • San Diego - Travel Thru History


    401 San Diego - Travel Thru History - Full Episode (www.youtube.com)
  • 1769 - July 16 - Father Junipero Serra founds Mission San Diego, 1st mission in Calif

    historyorb.com
  • 1854 - San Diego
    San Diego, a post-town, port of entry, and capital of San Diego county, California, on a buy, and on the main road from Sacramento City, about 470... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - San Diego
    San Diego, a city and port of entry, the capital of San Diego co, Cal, and the second city in population and wealth in southern California, is... Read MORE...

  • 1897 - March 13 - San Diego State University is founded.

    historyorb.com
  • 1906
    San Diego, a city, health-resort, and port of entry, the capital of San Diego co., Cal., is situated on a beautiful bay of the Pacific Ocean, 127... Read MORE...

  • News  1911 - January 10 - 1st photo in US taken from an airplane, San Diego

    historyorb.com
    January 10, 1911
  • News  1915 - ARMY AVIATOR FALLS 1,800 FEET AND DROWNS. LIEUT. TALIAFERRO, WHO HELD RECORD FOR LONG FLIGHT, LOSES LIFE AT SAN DIEGO.
    San Diego, Cal., Oct. 11. - Lieutenant WALTER R. TALIAFERRO, stationed at the United States army aviation corps school at North Island, fell 1,800... Read MORE...

  • 1916 - October 2 - San Diego Zoo founded

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  • News  1927 - BLAST RAZES PLANT, 5 HURT. ACETYLENE WORKS WRECKED; FIREMEN, BOUND FOR SCENE, HURT IN CRASH.
    San Diego, Aug. 8. - (AP) - Five persons are in hospitals as the result of an explosion of acetylene gas that wrecked the plant of the Pacific... Read MORE...

  • 1928 - March 27 - KGB-AM in San Diego CA begins radio transmissions

    historyorb.com
  • News  1928 - FIVE ARE DEAD AS HOME MADE PLANE CRASHES.
    San Diego, Cal., March 5 - Five men were killed Sunday afternoon when the home made experimental monoplane in which they were traveling nose dived... Read MORE...

  • News  1937 - March 21 - The first successful flying car, Waldo Waterman's Aerobile, makes its initial flight.

    www.wikipedia.org
    March 21, 1937
  • January 10, 1949 - Snow was reported at San Diego, CA, for the first and only time since 1882.
    Snow was noted even on some of the beaches in parts of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Burbank reported 4.7 inches, and Long Beach and Laguna... Read MORE...

  • 1949 - March 16 - KFMB TV channel 8 in San Diego, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting

    historyorb.com

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