Drilling activity in the county reached new heights in the 1920s when major finds were made in Whittier, Montebello, Compton, Torrance, and Inglewood. The fourth busiest airport in the world, LAX offers more than 700 daily nonstop flights to 100 domestic cities, and over 1,300 weekly nonstop flights to dozens of cities around the world. On Feb. 18, 1850, the County of Los Angeles was established as one of the 27 original counties, several months before California was admitted to the Union. 1976 - The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites opens in Downtown LA. Los Angeles is the mural capital of the world, with over 1,500 wall paintings around the city. So many ethnic Thais live in Los Angeles (roughly 80,000), that the city is sometimes referred to as Thailand’s 77th province. Co-produced by the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County and the Los Angeles Times this recording is of a panel discussion surrounding nuclear contamination and climate change in the Marshall Islands, a Pacific nation spread across more than 800,000 square miles of ocean in the central Pacific. 1939 - Pink's Hot Dogs is founded by Paul and Betty Pink as a pushcart near the corner of La Brea and Melrose. 1898 - Los Angeles gets a symphony orchestra, the fifth in the nation. Over the years, impresario Sid Grauman and his successors will invite dozens of top stars to leave their handprints and footprints in freshly poured cement out front. 1821 - Mexico achieves independence from Spain. 1953 - Completion of the “four-level” interchange, the first of its kind, connecting the Hollywood, Pasadena and Harbor Freeways. 1897 – Five hundred oil wells are operating within Los Angeles. It later becomes home to the largest adobe structure in California, 30,000 grape vines and 21,000 head of livestock. Water and Mulholland. Start exploring Online Exhibitions Connect with our newest exhibitions at home! Originally called the Rancho La Brea Adobe, it eventually became the home of rancher-turned-oilman Arthur F. Gilmore, whose son Earl turned the Gilmore Oil Company into a legendary part of America's burgeoning car culture. 1881 - The Southern Pacific Railroad links Los Angeles directly with the eastern United States for the first time. 1975 - The George C. Page Museum opens adjacent to the La Brea Tar Pits. The area of present-day Beverly Hills is largely bean fields, Hollywood is fig orchards. 1842 - California’s first discovery of gold is made at Placerita Canyon, near Mission San Fernando, prompting LA’s first population boom. 1974 - The J. Paul Getty Museum moves to a recreated Roman villa on a hill overlooking the ocean in Pacific Palisades. 2010 - The first CicLAvia takes place. 1919 - Founding of the Southern Branch of the University of California campus, later named University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 1876 - Cathedral of Saint Vibiana opens. The recorded history of Los Angeles began with the settlement of Tongvas, who were the real natives of the city and who originally lived in small villages surrounding the Los Angeles Basin. 1969 - The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) is founded in Downtown LA. Hollywood & Highland, a retail and entertainment center that also has an eye toward Hollywood history, opens next door. In addition to Mazda, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo and the "Big Three" U.S. automobile manufacturers all have design centers in LA. Today the area is the site of Union Station. At over 153,000 acres, it is the world’s largest urban national park. 2003 - Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by Los Angeles-based Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry and the home of the acclaimed Los Angeles Philharmonic, opens in Downtown LA and instantly becomes an iconic architectural emblem for the city. 1994 - The Petersen Automotive Museum, one of the world's largest automotive museums, opens on Museum Row at the corner of Fairfax and Wilshire. 1865 - Los Angeles’ first college, St. Vincent’s (now Loyola Marymount University), is established. The home, featuring Mayan and Spanish Revival architecture, would later be named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2019, becoming the first place to earn such a designation in Los Angeles. 1967 - The Queen Mary is officially retired from service and sails to Long Beach, where she remains permanently moored as a tourist attraction, hotel and special events venue. 1958 - Television station KTLA becomes the first to use a news helicopter. The Plaza Catholic Church was built in 1822. African Americans begin heading to Los Angeles in significant numbers. The beginning of the 1980s would feature a trio in Los Angeles that are still considered one of the premier forward lines in hockey history. Today a street bears his name in the San Fernando Valley. Renowned for its stunning skylit atrium and ornate ironwork, the Bradbury Building has appeared in numerous movies, most famously Blade Runner in 1982. At the opening ceremony, engineer William Mulholland proclaims “There it is. Built in 1939, Los Angeles Union Station is the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States and is widely regarded as “the last of the great train stations.” The station’s signature Mission Moderne style makes it one of L.A.’s architectural gems. Her preaching incorporates speaking in tongues and demonstrations of faith healing. 1974 - Chinatown is released. 1992 - Opening of the Japanese-American National Museum in Little Tokyo, the only museum in the United States telling the story of Japanese Americans. 1872 - The First African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church is established under the sponsorship of Biddy Mason - an African American nurse, real estate entrepreneur and philanthropist - and her son-in-law, Charles Owens. Soon oil is discovered all over the Los Angeles area. 1913 - Los Angeles’ first children’s and family camps are established, for recreation in the mountains. 1917 - Frank Lloyd Wright, who has been labeled by the American Institute of Architects as "the greatest American architect of all time," designs the Hollyhock House for heiress Aline Barnsdall on a hill in East Hollywood in what is now Barnsdall Art Park. LOS ANGELES (AP) — For nine nights culminating on Christmas Eve, the oldest street in Los Angeles typically comes alive with a festive re-enactment of the nativity story, as children playing Mary and Joseph go door to door seeking shelter where she can give birth to Jesus.If the procession were held this year, they would find many of the businesses on Olvera Street shuttered. UCLA would go on to become one of the world's premier research universities by the late 20th century. 1984 - Los Angeles becomes the only U.S. city to host the Summer Olympic Games twice. 1910 - Dominguez Field in Los Angeles is host to the world’s first air meet. 1923 - Robert Andrews Millikan of the California Institute of Technology, a world-renowned science and engineering institute that today marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address scientific questions, wins the first Nobel Prize for a Los Angeles-area institution. Below … 1944 - Peak of ridership of the Pacific Electric Railway (red car) streetcars, with 109 million riders on more than 1,150 miles of track in four counties. After his election, Newsweek features him on the cover with the headline “Latino Power.”. Now known as Six Flags Magic Mountain, the 262-acre theme park is known as the "Thrill Capital of the World" - its 19 roller coasters is currently the world record for most roller coasters in an amusement park. 1967 - Los Angeles Forum opens in Inglewood. It remains one of America’s most beautiful drives, bisecting a major urban area along a mountainous range. Historic heart of Los Angeles on life support from COVID-19 By Associated Press East Los Angeles PUBLISHED 12:01 AM ET Dec. 24, 2020 PUBLISHED December 24, 2020 @12:01 AM Courtesy David Zwirner, New York; Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai; Victoria Miro, London/Venice; Yayoi Kusama Inc. Presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama greets supporters at a rally at the Rancho Cienega Sports Complex in Los Angeles | Photo: Barack Obama, Flickr, Gustavo Dudamel conducts the LA Phil | Photo: Hollywood Bowl, Facebook, Water drop at Jurassic World - The Ride | Photo: Universal Studios Hollywood, Hiking in Los Angeles: L.A.'s Best Trails. 1950 – Sunset Boulevard is released and instantly becomes one of the definitive films about Hollywood. The Los Angeles Zoo was the fourth zoo to serve the city. The lush, 10-acre site includes the Mahatma Gandhi World Peace Memorial - a "wall-less temple" that features a thousand-year-old stone sarcophagus from China, which holds a portion of Gandhi's ashes in a brass and silver coffer. 1886 - Harvey Henderson Wilcox purchases 160 acres of land west of the Cahuenga Pass for a planned residential community. 1974 - Nude sunbathing at Venice Beach gets national attention, before the Los Angeles City Council votes to outlaw it. Brazil beat Italy 3-2 on penalties in the final match at Rose Bowl Stadium. On April 29, 1992, anger boiled over after four LAPD officers were found not guilty of assaulting King, leading to several days of widespread violence, looting and arson throughout L.A. By May 3, thousands of National Guardsmen and federal troops had larg… Brandi Chastain celebrating her winning penalty kick has since become an iconic image of women’s athletics in the U.S. Twenty years to the day, Chastain was immortalized with a bronze statue that was unveiled outside Rose Bowl Stadium on July 10, 2019. "If you haven't been to the New Developing Downtown L.A., it's time- the Los Angeles History and Old time accomplishments can be seen, enjoyed and understood with a walking tour of Downtown L.A. - best way to see a..." Learn More. 1869 - Southern California’s first railroad is constructed, connecting Downtown Los Angeles with San Pedro Bay, 21 miles away. 1930 - The area of the original Pueblo of Los Angeles is renovated and opens as Olvera Street. “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit” soon enters the American lexicon. The United States takes control of Los Angeles. Settlers flood the state, creating great demand for beef from Los Angeles-area ranchos. 1958 - USC establishes the first schools in the United States for Cinema-Television, Gerontology and Urban Planning & Development. 1923 - Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum opens in Exposition Park. Today the LA area has 27 interconnecting freeways, and the East L.A. Interchange is the busiest in the world. 1917 - The first Forest Lawn Cemetery opens. 1928 - Los Angeles City Hall opens. 2005 - Antonio Villaraigosa becomes mayor of Los Angeles, the city’s first mayor of Hispanic descent since 1872. It would later land 10 Oscar nominations spanning nearly every major category including Best Picture, Best Director and nods for leads Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. Having started to gain a presence during prohibition and peaking during the 1950s, Costra Nostra, the Sicilian mafia, spread throughout Southern California and became one of the most prevalent crime organizations in Los Angeles. 1992 - Jay Leno takes over as host of The Tonight Show. | Photo: Water & Power Associates, View from inside the Angels Flight Railway, French Dip with pickled eggs at Philippe the Original, The famous "Dueling Dinos" in the Grand Foyer of the Natural History Museum | Photo: Yuri Hasegawa, Grand Central Market's Hill Street entrance with its original facade | Photo: Grand Central Market, Hollyhock House exterior | Photo: Joshua White, Two women perform on a barn door placed approximately where the bandshell was built, in the first known music event at the Hollywood Bowl, ca.1920. 1968 - The Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center is founded by George Drury Smith. 1930 - The Greek Theatre, named because it was meant to replicate a Greek amphitheater, opens in Griffith Park. 1977 - Star Wars opens on May 25 and breaks box office records. Today it is the largest the United States - the parade and its festival draw more than 350,000 attendees annually. WWII - Shipbuilding becomes the primary business of the Port of Los Angeles, employing some 90,000 workers. 2015 - Fast & Furious - Supercharged and The Simpsons Ride open at Universal Studios Hollywood. Located four miles north of LAX, it is home to more than 5,000 boat slips. The Los Angeles Natural History Museum has a wide variety of programs for all ages. Soon, neighbors erect signs reading, “No dogs, no actors.” The "Last of the Great Railway Stations" was built in 1939, and is the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western US. Air quality in the Los Angeles basin has improved steadily since, with ozone levels down to about one-third their 1975 levels. Architect Lloyd Wright, son of the legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright, conceived of Wayfarers Chapel as a “tree chapel” - a natural sanctuary set in the middle of a forest. 1961 - The space-age Theme Building, a prototypical example of Googie architecture of the future influenced by cars and jets, opens as the centerpiece of Los Angeles International Airport. 1971 - The Los Angeles Convention Center opens in Downtown LA. All rights reserved. 1913 - The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County opens. In 2019, Sports Illustrated named Rose Bowl Stadium the Greatest Stadium in College Football History. 1922 - The first LA County Fair is held in Pomona. 2006 - The Griffith Observatory reopens after extensive renovations, including the Leonard Nimoy Event Horizon Theater, named for the actor who played Mr. Spock on the original Star Trek series. For the latest safety updates, click here. California is the third-largest oil-producing state in America. After sovereignty changed from Mexico to the U.S. in 1848, great changes came from the completion of the Santa Fe railroad line from Chicago to Los Angeles in 1885. 1957 - Richard Knerr and Arthur "Spud" Melin of the Los Angeles-based toy company Wham-O create a durable plastic ring they call the Hula Hoop. 1852 - The Gilmore Adobe is built at the site of The Original Farmers Market, where it still stands. His Getty Center, perched atop Brentwood, along with the original museum in the Palisades, would collectively later be one of the richest museums in the world. 1962 - Dodger Stadium opens in Chavez Ravine. The LA Kings hockey team plays its first games here. 1984 - Los Angeles becomes the first city in America with two telephone area codes, as the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys are designated as 818. Today the Fair is one of the largest county fairs in North America and ranked in the Top 10 among all North American fairs and exhibitions. The cycleway eventually fails, but the right of way remains. Confidential. 2017 - The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approves the motion to rename 3.5 miles of Rodeo Road at the Rancho Cienega Sports Complex in South L.A. as Obama Boulevard. The current population of Los Angeles (3,979,576) is it's peak population. 1971 - Magic Mountain opens in Santa Clarita. The people of Los Angeles County on April 1, 1850 asserted their newly won right of self-government and elected … Image © Yayoi Kusama. 1922 - Rose Bowl Stadium is built in Pasadena. Today the site houses the Ace Hotel and the 1,600-seat Theatre at Ace. 1940 - The Arroyo Seco Parkway opens on the right-of-way between Downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena, becoming the nation’s first controlled limited access highway (aka a freeway). 1883 - Los Angeles gets its first conservatory of music. Past earthquakes have devastated the region, but we’ve always bounced back. The area comprising present-day Los Angeles County was first settled by small groups of Native Americans for centuries before the first European contact in 1769 when Gaspar de Portola and a group of missionaries camped on what is now the banks of the Los Angeles River. Today, some 30 airlines operate out of this terminal. According to historian Glen Creason, the railroads were constructed east of … 1966 - The Beach Boys release Good Vibrations, a No. Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier designed the buildings with a façade of travertine marble - the Central Garden by Robert Irwin draws equal praise. A Short History of Los Angeles. With the discovery of gold in California in 1848 Americans rushed to live in Los Angeles and the surrounding area… 1981 - The California African American Museum opens in temporary headquarters in Exposition Park. 1797 - Father Fermin Lasuen founds Mission San Fernando, named for King Ferdinand of Spain. The 35-story hotel features the rotating Bona Vista Lounge on the 34th floor. The Los Angeles Public Library serves the largest most diverse population of any library in the United States. Los Angeles - Los Angeles - Architecture: Virtually any architectural style can be found in Los Angeles, although the ones most widely identified with the region are Spanish Mission Revival and Craftsman, as epitomized by the California bungalow. It’s horse-drawn. 1964 - Dorothy Chandler Pavilion opens as the cornerstone of the Music Center of Los Angeles County. 1854 - The first Jewish services in LA history are held. The El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument is a living museum that continues to fulfill its unique role as the historic and symbolic heart of the City, reflecting the Native American, African American, Spanish, Anglo, Mexican, Chinese, Italian and French cultures that contributed to its early history. Its sports teams are known as the Methodists or the Wesleyans until 1912, when a columnist wrote that they “fought like Trojans.” The name sticks. 1873 - Hired by Southern Pacific rail baron Henry Huntington, journalist Charles Nordhoff writes the book California for Health, Pleasure and Residence. 1960 - The Hollywood Walk of Fame opens with a star dedicated to Joanne Woodward embedded in the sidewalk. Hollywood’s wunderkind, Irving Thalberg, is head of production. 2002 - The 11-story Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels opens in Downtown LA, replacing St. Vibiana’s as the main center of worship for the archdiocese. 2018 - The Venice Pride Lifeguard Tower is dedicated to Bill Rosendahl, the first openly gay man elected to the L.A. City Council. 1897 - A nine-mile wooden cycleway is built connecting Downtown Los Angeles with Pasadena along the riverbed the Arroyo Seco. Photo by David Bransby. In 1976, the Pilgrimage Theatre was renamed the John Anson Ford Theatre in honor of the late LA County Supervisor's significant support of the arts. 2014 - Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem opens at Universal Studios Hollywood. Circa 8000 BC - Chumash people settle the Los Angeles basin. Today Los Angeles County has more than 100 colleges and universities. 1987 - Pope John Paul II visits Los Angeles. Of the monument’s twenty-seven historic buildings, eleven are open to the public as businesses or have been restored as museums. The area comprising present-day Los Angeles County was first settled by small groups of Native Americans for centuries before the first European contact in 1769 when Gaspar de Portola and a group of missionaries camped on what is now the banks of the Los Angeles River. He names it Hollywood, after the estate of an acquaintance of his wife, Daeida. History Day L.A. Communication in History: The Key to Understanding . Today, Griffith Park spans 4,210 acres of natural chapparal-covered terrain and landscaped parkland between Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley. 1873 - The first trolley line in the city opens. Kaplan's 1987 classic of urban historicism is reprinted with all the illustrations from the original edition, including many photographs … Es … 1893 - Los Angeles gold-mining millionaire Lewis L. Bradbury commissions a five-story office building in Downtown LA. During the late 19th … Michigan defeats Stanford. John F. Kennedy is nominated to run for president. Agriculture became important after the first citrus orchards were planted by Spanish missionaries in the 1700s. 1959 - Los Angeles-based toy company Mattel debuts Barbie on March 9. 1991 - Lakers star Magic Johnson retires, announcing that he is HIV-positive, giving HIV/AIDS a new platform and making it clear that this disease can affect anyone. Toward the beginning of the Cenozoic Era, the Los Angeles Basin lies beneath the sea, receiving sediment from large rivers flowing out of the low-lying ancestral Nevadan mountains. 1912: The Griffith Park Zoo opens (a few miles from the current Los Angeles Zoo site) with 15 animals. 1922 - LA's first radio stations, KFI, KHJ and KNX, take to the air. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more content 1913 - Cecil B. de Mille shoots the first Hollywood movie, Squaw Man. Today, the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) system spans 73 libraries with a collection of 7.1 million volumes. 2016 - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens at Universal Studios Hollywood, OUE Skyspace opens at the US Bank Tower, and the Metro Expo Line connects Downtown LA and the Santa Monica Pier. by Natalie Haddad August 24, 2020 November 5, 2020 1924 - Los Angeles population tops one million. The Grand Opening Of The Cecil Hotel. 1885: The City-owned Eastlake Zoo opens in East Los Angeles Park. 1920 - A wooden, outdoor amphitheatre is built as the site of The Pilgrimage Play. Los Angeles was famously dubbed “a city without a past” by urban geographer Michael Dear a quarter-century ago. Historical snapshots of the Lakers franchise Summaries of each season in Lakers history. It is to serve as home to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera and Music Center Dance, as well as several Oscar ceremonies. 2008 - The GRAMMY Museum opens to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Grammy Awards. Today the Center provides services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. The first electric streetcars will debut in 1887. The family later opens their current location on La Brea in 1946. 1920 – Eighty percent of the world’s films are shot in California. Roadside architecture and American popular music have never been the same since. It remains the largest museum of its kind in the western United States. 1997 - Perched on a hilltop above Brentwood, Getty Center opens with views of the entire Los Angeles Basin. Today "May the 4th" is celebrated as "Star Wars Day.". 1897 - The first automobile takes to the streets of Los Angeles. A “People’s History” of Los Angeles’s Skid Row An online archive documents their stories and influence. 1769 - Spanish explorer Gaspar de Portola explores the area to open up a land route to the port of Monterey and establishes the first Spanish settlement in the area. Out-of-towners begin to mispronounce his name (it’s PEE-koh). 1966 - The Los Angeles Zoo opens in Griffith Park. 1988 - The Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum opens. 1965 - Dedication of Marina del Rey, the largest man-made pleasure boat harbor in the world. By the 16th century, the region’s main village will be called Yang-Na, near present-day Los Angeles City Hall. Los Angeles, the heart of southern California, became a world-class city very recently. Today it has one of the most important collections of Native American art and artifacts in the United States, covering 2,000 years. 1916 - The Jesse L. Lasky Company, a Hollywood film production house, merges with Adolph Zukor’s New York-based Famous Players to distribute films under Paramount Pictures’ star-ringed mountaintop. The History of Los Angeles Historically, the areas of present day Los Angeles was home to the Chumash and Tongva Native American tribes. 1855 - Los Angeles gets its first schoolhouse. The NFL champion Green Bay Packers defeated the AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs 35-10. Jews have had a long and complex relationship with the city of Los Angeles. More than 6 million people live in Los Angeles County. 1996 - The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) is founded in Long Beach and serves the greater Los Angeles area. 2012 - Transformers: The Ride-3D launches at Universal Studios Hollywood, and the Space Shuttle Endeavour goes on public display at the California Science Center. 2019 - The Los Angeles LGBT Center celebrates "50 Years of Queer," the Petersen Automotive Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary, and STAPLES Center celebrates its 20th anniversary. Los Angeles did not begin with the Spaniards; it was settled under a different name by the Gabrieleno/Tongva Nation, aborigines who were established centuries before King Carlos the III of Spain ordered his countrymen to come to Southern California. 1924 - Theatre magnate Marcus Loew amalgamates Metro Pictures, Goldwyn Pictures and Louis B. Mayer Pictures into what will become Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM). The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and Nickelodeon are joining forces to explore all things SLIME! 1982 – Fast Times at Ridgemont High, set at a fictional San Fernando Valley high school, makes stars of Sean Penn, Nicolas Cage and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The early history of these cities is given separately up to their consolidation. Just the facts, ma’am: the tower, with its distinctive pyramid-shaped roof, later appears on the opening credits of the TV show Dragnet. 1964 - The Whisky A Go Go opens on the Sunset Strip. 1915 - Large parts of the San Fernando Valley are annexed to the city of Los Angeles. 2003 - Home Depot Center opens in Carson. The LACC was designed by architect Charles Luckman, who had previously partnered with William Pereira on LA landmarks such as CBS Television City and the master plan for LAX. 2006 - Following years of renovations, the Getty Museum in Pacific Palisades reopens as the Getty Villa, housing the foundation’s significant collection of Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities. 1542 - Portuguese explorer Juan Cabrillo navigates the coast of California. 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