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History of San Jose, California, USA

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San Jose, California, USA

San Jose, Santa Clara, CA

Founded on November 29, 1777, El Pueblo de San Jose de Guadalupe was California’s first civilian settlement. It was named after Saint Joseph and the nearby Guadalupe River. It wasn’t until March 27, 1850 that it was incorporated as the City of San Jose. On April 3, 1979, the city declared that San José — with an accent mark — was its official name.

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  • 1777 - January 18 - San Jose California, founded

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  • 1854 - San Jose
    San Josb, san ho-say', the former, capital of California, and the present seat of justice of Santa Clara county, is beautifully situated in Santa...Read MORE...


  • 1857 - April 30 - San Jose State University forms

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  • News 1869 - A Methodist church in San Jose, Cal., was recently set on fire and destroyed because the pastor taught the Chinese with a view to their conversion. A threatening letter had been sent him, commanding him to cease.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 6, 1869

  • 1881 - San Jose
    SAN JOSE TOWNSHIP AND CITY.

    IN this chapter of our history of Santa Clara county we have been per force obliged to adopt a different method from...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - San Jose
    San José, a city of California, the county seat of Santa Clara co., is situated in the beautiful and fertile valley of Santa Clara, on the Guadalupe...Read MORE...


  • News 1898 - Buried Under Falling Rock. Almost a Fatal Accident at the Gay Quarry. Marshall Cantua and Percy A. Holloway Crushed Under a Mass of Broken Rock.
    An accident occurred at the Gay Rock Quarry just south of Oak Hill Cemetery about 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon which by the most miraculous...Read MORE...


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    Headquarters Fire Department, San Jose, California
    Postcard
  • 1906
    San Jose, a city, the county-seat of Santa Clara co., Cal., is situated in the beautiful and fertile valley of Santa Clara, on the Guadalupe River,...Read MORE...


  • San Jose, California, USA
    First National Bank
    Postcard
  • News 1911 - GLIDER DROPS HIM TO DEATH. COLLEGE PROFESSOR, TESTING FLYING MACHINE, LOSES CONTROL.
    Special to The Washington Post.
    San Jose, Cal., Oct. 31. - Prof. JOHN J. MONTGOMERY, of Santa Clara College, inventor of one of the types of...Read MORE...


  • San Jose, California, USA
    New High School
    Postcard
  • 1955 - September 12 - KNTV TV channel 11 in San Jose, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting

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  • 1777 - January 18 - San Jose California, founded

    historyorb.com
  • 1854 - San Jose
    San Josb, san ho-say', the former, capital of California, and the present seat of justice of Santa Clara county, is beautifully situated in Santa... Read MORE...

  • 1857 - April 30 - San Jose State University forms

    historyorb.com
  • News  1869 - A Methodist church in San Jose, Cal., was recently set on fire and destroyed because the pastor taught the Chinese with a view to their conversion. A threatening letter had been sent him, commanding him to cease.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    March 6, 1869
  • 1881 - San Jose
    SAN JOSE TOWNSHIP AND CITY.

    IN this chapter of our history of Santa Clara county we have been per force obliged to adopt a different method from... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - San Jose
    San José, a city of California, the county seat of Santa Clara co., is situated in the beautiful and fertile valley of Santa Clara, on the Guadalupe... Read MORE...

  • News  1898 - Buried Under Falling Rock. Almost a Fatal Accident at the Gay Quarry. Marshall Cantua and Percy A. Holloway Crushed Under a Mass of Broken Rock.
    An accident occurred at the Gay Rock Quarry just south of Oak Hill Cemetery about 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon which by the most miraculous... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    San Jose, a city, the county-seat of Santa Clara co., Cal., is situated in the beautiful and fertile valley of Santa Clara, on the Guadalupe River,... Read MORE...

  • News  1911 - GLIDER DROPS HIM TO DEATH. COLLEGE PROFESSOR, TESTING FLYING MACHINE, LOSES CONTROL.
    Special to The Washington Post.
    San Jose, Cal., Oct. 31. - Prof. JOHN J. MONTGOMERY, of Santa Clara College, inventor of one of the types of... Read MORE...

  • 1955 - September 12 - KNTV TV channel 11 in San Jose, CA (ABC) begins broadcasting

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