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Timeline of Newark, New Jersey


Timeline of Newark, New Jersey


The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Newark, New Jersey, United States.

Before 1800

  • 1666 - Robert Treat and other Puritans buy land from Hackensack tribe.
  • 1710s - Sydenham House and Plume House (residences) built (approximate date).
  • 1712 - Harrison Cider Apple created (approximate date).
  • 1743 - Trinity Church built.
  • 1756 - Princeton College relocated from Newark to Princeton.
  • 1774 - Newark Academy established.
  • 1780 - January 25: Elizabethtown and Newark Raid by British forces.
  • 1787 - First Presbyterian Church built.
  • 1791 - Woods's Newark Gazette begins publication.
  • 1795 - Newark Plank Road to Bergen constructed (approximate date).
  • 1797 - Newark Fire Association founded.

1800s

  • 1803 - Newark Female Charitable Society founded.
  • 1810 - Weller's Circulating Library in business (approximate date).
  • 1814 - Newark Bible Society founded.
  • 1817 - Newark Colonization Society founded.
  • 1819 - Whybrew Circulating Library in business (approximate date).
  • 1823 - Smith & Wright saddlery in business (approximate date).
  • 1830 - Population: 10,953.
  • 1831 - Plane Street Church organized.
  • 1832 - Newark Daily Advertiser newspaper begins publication.
  • 1834 - Centre Street Bridge opens.
  • 1836 - Newark incorporated as a city.
  • 1840
    • Patterson & Ballantine Brewing Company in business.
    • Population: 17,290.
  • 1844 - Mount Pleasant Cemetery established.
  • 1846 - New Jersey Historical Society headquartered in Newark.
  • 1847 - Library Association founded.
  • 1849 - Newark Daily Mercury newspaper begins publication.
  • 1850
    • Bethel Mission established.
    • Population: 38,894.
  • 1853 - Newark Daily Eagle newspaper begins publication.
  • 1857
    • City police department established.
    • Newark Orphan Asylum built.
  • 1858
    • New Jersey Freie Zeitung German-language newspaper begins publication.
    • Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company in business.
  • 1860 - Population: 71,941.
  • 1864 - Lyon & Son's brewing company in business.
  • 1865 - Murphy Varnish Company in business.
  • 1869
    • Newark and New York Railroad begins operating.
    • Newark City Cemetery in use.
    • Newark Morning Register newspaper begins publication.
  • 1870 - Bee Hive dry goods shop in business (later Plaut & Co.)
  • 1872 - Newark Industrial Exposition begins.
  • 1874 - St. Stephen's Church built.
  • 1875 - Marshall & Ball clothing shop in business.
  • 1879 - Newark City Brewery in business.
  • 1880 - Newark Tribüne German-language newspaper begins publication.
  • 1881 - Newark Technical School established.
  • 1883 - Balbach electrolytic refinery opens.
  • 1884 - Prince Street Synagogue built.
  • 1885
    • Johnston & Murphy and Lutz Cafe in business.
    • 1885 American Cup soccer tournament held.
  • 1886 - Miner’s Newark Theater opens.
  • 1888 - First Baptist Peddie Memorial Church built.
  • 1889 - Newark Free Public Library opens.
  • 1893 - L. Bamberger & Company in business.
  • 1894
    • Sacred Heart of Jesus Church built.
    • Montagna Italian-language newspaper begins publication.
  • 1895 - Branch Brook Park established.

1900s

1900-1909

  • 1900 - Population: 246,070.
  • 1901 - Beth Israel Hospital founded.
  • 1903
    • Jackson Street Bridge and Clay Street Bridge open.
    • Roseville railroad station built.
  • 1905
    • La Revista Italian/English-language newspaper begins publication.
    • Feigenspan mansion built.
    • Automobile Renting Co. in business.
  • 1906
    • Trees planted in Pequannock Watershed.
    • Literary Stratemeyer Syndicate active.
  • 1907 - Essex County Courthouse built.
  • 1908
    • Kronika Polish/English-language newspaper begins publication.
    • St. Casimir's Church founded.
  • 1909 - Newark Museum established.

1910s

  • 1911 - Shubert Theatre opens.
  • 1912 - Adams Theatre and Empire Theatre built.
  • 1913
    • Bridge Street Bridge opens.
    • Moorish Science Temple of America headquartered in Newark.
  • 1914 - New Jersey Observer begins publication.
  • 1916 - Robert Treat Hotel in business.
  • 1917 - Urban League founded.

1920s

  • 1920 - Carrier air conditioning plant begins operating.
  • 1921 - Newark Morgen-Steren Yiddish/English-language newspaper begins publication.
  • 1922 - New Jersey Symphony Orchestra headquartered in city.
  • 1925
    • Shriners Salaam Temple built.
    • Newark Schools Stadium opens.
  • 1926 - Central Railroad of New Jersey Newark Bay Bridge and Davids' Stadium open.
  • 1928
    • Newark Airport begins operating.
    • New Jersey Luso-Americano Portuguese-language newspaper begins publication (approximate date).

1930s

  • 1930 - Lefcourt building constructed.
  • 1931 - Italian Tribune begins publication.
  • 1935
    • Newark City Subway begins operating.
    • Newark Penn Station dedicated.
  • 1936 - University of Newark established.
  • 1939 - Newark Hot Club formed (music club).

1940s and 1950s

  • 1942
    • Savoy Records founded.
    • Hydeaway Bar in business.
  • 1949 - After Hours magazine begins publication.
  • 1958 - September 15: Newark Bay rail accident.

1960s

  • 1960 - Population: 405,000.
  • 1962 - Youth Career Development Center initiated.
  • 1964 - Newark Symphony Hall established.
  • 1966 - New Jersey Symphony Boys Choir founded.
  • 1967
    • July 12–17: 1967 Newark riots occur.
    • July 20: Black power conference held in city.
  • 1969 - Ironbound Community Corporation and New Community Corporation founded.

1970s

  • 1971 - Gateway Center built.
  • 1977 - City hosts first Islamic Conference of North America.
  • 1978 - August 20: Clinton Avenue Five boys disappear.
  • 1979 - Foreign trade zone established.

1980s

  • 1984 - Former Diamond Alkali plant site in Ironbound declared a Superfund site (polluted area).
  • 1986 - Sharpe James becomes mayor.
  • 1989
    • Donald M. Payne becomes U.S. representative for New Jersey's 10th congressional district.
    • Sister city relationship established with Aveiro, Portugal.

1990s

  • 1990 - Population: 275,221.
  • 1991 - Sister city relationship established with Banjul, Gambia.
  • 1992
    • One Newark Center and Penn Plaza East building constructed.
    • Sister city relationship established with Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China.
  • 1995 - Society Hill condo built.
  • 1997
    • City website online.
    • New Jersey Performing Arts Center opens.
  • 1999 - Bears Stadium opens.

2000s

2000-2009

  • 2000
    • Newark Legal Center built.
    • Population: 273,546.
  • 2002 - City's "Open Public Records Act Office" established.
  • 2003 - May 11: Murder of Sakia Gunn.
  • 2006
    • Cory Booker becomes mayor.
    • Garden State Rollergirls headquartered in city.
  • 2007
    • Jewish Museum of New Jersey opens.
    • Prudential Center built.

2010s

  • 2010
    • Newark Archives Project begins.
    • Population: 277,140; metro 18,897,109.
  • 2013 - November 4: Luis A. Quintana becomes interim mayor.
  • 2014 - Ras Baraka becomes mayor.

See also

  • History of Newark, New Jersey
  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Essex County, New Jersey
  • List of Mayors of Newark, New Jersey
  • Timeline of Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Timeline of New Jersey

References

This article incorporates information from the Dutch Wikipedia.

Bibliography

External links

  • University Libraries. "The Newark Experience". Research Guides. New Jersey: Rutgers University.
  • Items related to Newark, various dates (via Digital Public Library of America)
  • Items related to Newark, New Jersey, various dates (via Library of Congress, Prints & Photos division)


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