The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Newark, New Jersey, United States.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bethel Mission established.
- Population: 38,894.
- 1853 - Newark Daily Eagle newspaper begins publication.
- City police department established.
- Newark Orphan Asylum built.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Sacred Heart of Jesus Church built.
- Montagna Italian-language newspaper begins publication.
- 1895 - Branch Brook Park established.
- 1900 - Population: 246,070.
- Beth Israel Hospital founded.
- Newark Free Public Library opens its current location.
- Jackson Street Bridge and Clay Street Bridge open.
- Roseville railroad station built.
- Newark trolley accident kills 8 students
- La Revista Italian/English-language newspaper begins publication.
- Feigenspan mansion built.
- Automobile Renting Co. in business.
- Trees planted in Pequannock Watershed.
- Literary Stratemeyer Syndicate active.
- 1907 - Essex County Courthouse built.
- Kronika Polish/English-language newspaper begins publication.
- St. Casimir's Church founded.
- 1909 - Newark Museum established.
- 1910 - Fire on High Street (now Martin Luther King Blvd) at factory kills 26
- 1911 - Shubert Theatre opens.
- 1912 - Adams Theatre and Empire Theatre built.
- 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.
- 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.
- Shriners Salaam Temple built.
- Newark Schools Stadium opens.
- 1926 - Central Railroad of New Jersey Newark Bay Bridge and Davids' Stadium open.
- Newark Airport begins operating.
- New Jersey Luso-Americano Portuguese-language newspaper begins publication (approximate date).
- 1930 - Lefcourt building constructed.
- Italian Tribune begins publication.
- National Newark building opens.
- Newark City Subway begins operating.
- Newark Penn Station dedicated.
- 1936 - University of Newark established.
- 1939 - Newark Hot Club formed (music club).
1940s and 1950s
- Savoy Records founded.
- Hydeaway Bar in business.
- 1949 - After Hours magazine begins publication.
- 1958 - September 15: Newark Bay rail accident.
- 1960 - Population: 405,000.
- 1962 - Youth Career Development Center initiated.
- 1964 - Newark Symphony Hall established.
- 1966 - New Jersey Symphony Boys Choir founded.
- July 12–17: 1967 Newark riots occur.
- July 20: Black power conference held in city.
- 1969 - Ironbound Community Corporation and New Community Corporation founded.
- 1970 - Kenneth Gibson becomes first African American mayor on the eastern seaboard.
- 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.
- 1984 - Former Diamond Alkali plant site in Ironbound declared a Superfund site (polluted area).
- 1986 - Sharpe James becomes mayor.
- Donald M. Payne becomes U.S. representative for New Jersey's 10th congressional district.
- Sister city relationship established with Aveiro, Portugal.
- 1990 - Population: 275,221.
- 1991 - Sister city relationship established with Banjul, Gambia.
- One Newark Center and Penn Plaza East building constructed.
- Sister city relationship established with Xuzhou, Jiangsu, China.
- 1995 - Society Hill condo built.
- City website online.
- New Jersey Performing Arts Center opens.
- 1999 - Bears Stadium opens.
- Newark Legal Center built.
- Population: 273,546.
- 2002 - City's "Open Public Records Act Office" established.
- 2003 - May 11: Murder of Sakia Gunn.
- Cory Booker becomes mayor.
- Garden State Rollergirls headquartered in city.
- Jewish Museum of New Jersey opens.
- Prudential Center built.
- 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.
- 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
- This article incorporates information from the Dutch Wikipedia.
- 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)