Timeline of Long Beach History

A chronological timeline of events in the history of Long Beach, California.

Long Beach in the 1700's
1700's: Spanish explorers arrived
1784: 167,000 acres granted to Manuel Nieto by Spain

Long Beach in the 1800'sLong Beach in the
1848: Long Beach became a U.S. territory
1881: Willmore and Bixby started developing Rancho Los Cerritos
1884: Wilmore City and American Colony renamed Long Beach
1888: City of Long Beach was Incorporated

Long Beach in the 1900'sLong Beach in the
1921: Oil discovered on Signal Hill
1930's: Long was a famous oil town
1933: Long Beach Earthquake (6.25 magnitude)
1942: Los Angeles Air Raid of 1942
1951: Long Beach Freeway (710) Built
1970's: Pike closed, Convention Ctr built, 1st Grand Prix
1976-77: City Hall and Library built
1980;s: Shoreline Village, Hyat Regency
1998: Aquarium of the Pacific Opened

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