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Timeline of San Francisco

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of San Francisco, California, United States.
Prior to 1800s
1776 - Presidio of San Francisco and Mission San Francisco de Asís established by colonists from Spain. 1791 - Mission San Francisco de Asís building dedicated.
1800s
1847 Yerba Buena renamed "San Francisco." City hotel built. 1848 Territory ceded from Mexico to the United States per Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. California Gold Rush begins. 1849 St. Francis hotel built. Boudin Bakery, Olympic Amphitheatre, and Union Iron Works in business. West Indian Benevolent Association established. 1850 April 15: City of San Francisco incorporated. May 1: John W. Geary becomes mayor. October 29: San Francisco becomes part of the new U.S. State of California. Chamber of Commerce Society of California Pioneers, and Jenny Lind Theatre established. Population: 34,000. 1851 May 3–4: Fire. San Francisco Committee of Vigilance organized. Pioneer Race Course opens. 1852 Ghirardelli in business. Mercantile Library Association of San Francisco, Sons of the Emerald Isle, and San Francisco Turn Verein established. The Golden Era newspaper begins publication. 1853 - California Academy of Sciences, Young Men's Christian Association, and Russ garden established. 1854 - San Francisco Mechanics' Institute established. 1855 - Hebrew Young Men's Literary Assoc. active. 1856 - Mirror of the Times and Daily Morning Call newspapers begin publication. 1857 - State Convention of Colored People held in city. 1858 - Italian Benevolent Society organized. 1859 - San Francisco Schuetzen-Verein founded. 1860 March 27: Japanese embassy arrives. Olympic Club founded. Population: 56,802. 1861 Overland Telegraph Company begins operating (New York-San Francisco). Fraternitas Rosae Crucis lodge established. 1862 - Heald's Business College and Franchise League established. 1863 San Francisco and San Jose Railroad begins operating. St. Andrew's Society founded. Cliff House rebuilt. 1864 - Concordia-Argonaut Club founded. 1865 - Daily Examiner and Daily Dramatic Chronicle newspapers begin publication. 1866 - Merchants' Exchange Association, Caledonian Club, and Woodward's Gardens established. 1867 Street begging ban effected. San Francisco City and County Almshouse opens. 1868 - San Francisco County Medical Society and Women’s Co-operative Printing Office [1] established. 1869 California Theatre opens. San Francisco Yacht Club founded. Grand hotel built. 1870 Golden Gate Park and San Francisco Microscopical Society established. Population: 149,473. 1871 - San Francisco Art Association and St. Luke's Hospital established. 1872 - Bohemian Club and Bar Association of San Francisco founded. 1873 Clay Street Hill Railroad begins operating. Polish Society of California organized. 1874 - California School of Design, and Territorial Pioneers of California established. 1875 Palace Hotel in business. Fire patrol established. 1876 - Pioneer Park, Pacific Homeopathic Dispensary...   ... (English)
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