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1781 - A group of 11 families comprising 44 Mexicans settles by the river. Felipe de Neve, Governor of Spanish California, names the settlement El Pueblo Sobre el Rio de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Angeles del Río de Porciúncula. The name is shortened rather quickly. blog/ historical-timeline-los-angeles

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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"Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS) is the main railway station in Los Angeles, California, and the largest railroad passenger... Read MORE...

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1781 - Los Angeles founded
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1850 - April 4 - City of Los Angeles incorporated
News  1877 - June 11 - The temperature at Los Angeles, CA, reached 112 degrees during a heatwave. It would have been the all-time record for Los Angeles but official records did not begin until twenty days later.

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June 11, 1877
1881 - December 4 - The first edition of the Los Angeles Times is published.
Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 22. - The "Discovery Day" celebration here ended last night with a display...Read MORE...

1895 - March 19 - Los Angeles Railway established to provide streetcar service
News  1900 - ELEVEN LABORERS ENTOMBED. Tunnel at Los Angeles Caves in - Eight Men Rescued - Inspector Dies of Injuries.
The west end of what is known as the Third-street tunnel, which is under construction between Hill...Read MORE...

1901 - Los Angeles - The City of the Angels by Florence E. Winslow
"Very near the terrestrial paradise," said the old Spanish explorer of the sunlit country, where...Read MORE...

News  1902 - April 2 - "Electric Theatre", the first full-time movie theater in the United States, opens in Los Angeles, California.
April 2, 1902
Los Angeles, a city, the capital of Los Angeles co., Cal., is on a river of the same name, about 14 ...Read MORE...

Los Angeles, Jan. 12. - Shrine auditorium, the largest hall here, was completely destroyed by fire...Read MORE...

News  1923 - July 13 - The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads "Hollywoodland " but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in 1949.
July 13, 1923
News  1928 - May 15 - The animated short Plane Crazy is released by Disney Studios in Los Angeles, featuring the first appearances of Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
May 15, 1928
January 15, 1932 - Up to two inches of snow whitened the Los Angeles basin of California.
The Los Angeles Civic Center reported an inch of snow, and even the beaches of Santa Monica were...Read MORE...

News  1932 - July 30 - 10th modern Olympic games opens in Los Angeles
July 30, 1932
1933 - December 31 - A 24 hour rainfall of 7.36 inches set the stage for the worst flood in Los Angeles history. Flooding claimed 44 lives.
News  January 1, 1934 - Heavy rain which began on December 30th led to flooding in the Los Angeles Basin area of California.
Flooding claimed the lives of at least 45 persons. Walls of water and debris up to ten feet high...Read MORE...

Los Angeles, Sept. 2. (U.P.) - A Western Air express plane crashed and burst into flames shortly...Read MORE...

1936 - October 9 - Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles
News  1937 - January 19 – Howard Hughes establishes a record by flying from Los Angeles to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.
January 19, 1937
News  1938 - March 2 - Landslides & floods cause over 200 deaths (Los Angeles California)
March 2, 1938
News  1939 - September 25 - A west coast hurricane moved onshore south of Los Angeles bringing unprecedented rains along the southern coast of California.
Nearly five and a half inches of rain drenched Los Angeles during a 24 hour period. The hurricane...Read MORE...

News  1943 - June 3 - A mob of 60 from the Los Angeles Naval Reserve Armory beat up everyone perceived to be Hispanic, starting the week-long Zoot Suit Riots.
June 3, 1943
1949 - January 11 - Snowfall 1st recorded in Los Angeles
1968 - Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy assassinated on June 6 in Los Angeles

Joan Benoit wins the first women’s Olympic Marathon, 1984
At the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles, Joan Benoit (today known as Joan Benoit Samuelson)...Read MORE...

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