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Cincinnati History Timeline

Updated: Oct 14


CINCINNATI HISTORY TIMELINE

The events selected for the timeline represent my interests or events that appear elsewhere on my blog. The Cincinnati History Timeline is a work in progress and will continue to grow. If you would like to see something added please make suggestions through the CONTACT ME email address.


Dec, 28, 1788 – Robert Patterson and more than 50 people landed at Losantiville


Jun. 1, 1789 – construction of Ft. Washington begins along 3rd St. & Broadway


Jan. 4, 1790 – Losantiville is renamed Cincinnati by General St. Clair


Jan. 1, 1802 - Cincinnati receives a charter from the territorial government


Oct. 27,1811- the Orleans, becomes first steamboat to dock in Cincinnati


Jan. 22, 1819 – state legislature issues a charter for Cincinnati College (UC)

Jan. 1, 1819 - the city of Cincinnati is incorporated by the state of Ohio


Jan. 24, 1824 - the first Jewish congregation is established, Rockdale Temple


Oct. 24, 1831 – Woodward High School held its first day of classes


Jun 18, 1834 – a property tax established to support a police force

July 12, 1836 - abolitionist, James G. Birney's printing press is destroyed


Oct. 1, 1837 – the partnership agreement creating Proctor & Gamble is signed


Apr. 1, 1853 – the first professional fire department in the nation established


Feb. 23, 1855 – Findlay Market is chartered as a public market by City Council


Dec. 8, 1860 - The Church of the Immaculate Conception is dedicated in Mt. Adams


Dec. 1, 1866 - first bridge between Cincinnati & Ky. opens -- John A. Roebling


Jun 1, 1869 – the Reds play their first game as a professional baseball team


July 4, 1870 - Eden Park is opened as a Cincinnati Park


Oct. 6, 1871 – the Tyler Davidson Fountain is unveiled on 5th Street


Sep. 18, 1875 - the Cincinnati Zoo opens – 2nd oldest zoo in the US


Mar.12, 1876 - the Mt. Adams Incline begins operation, the 1st incline in Cincinnati


May 14, 1878 –the first performance in Music Hall


Nov. 27, 1880 - Rookwood Pottery begins operation


July 1. 1883 – Barney Kroger launches his first store –The Great Western Tea Co.

Mar. 28,1884 – 10,000 people riot over 3 days – 56 dead,300 wounded


May 17, 1886 – the Cincinnati Art Museum opens its doors to the public


Mar. 30,1886 - a Civil Service Commission is established


May 13, 1893 - Cincinnati City Hall is dedicated


Mar. 4, 1909 – Cincinnatian William Howard Taft takes the oath of office


Dec. 10, 1921 - the biggest fire in Cincinnati history begins, burns 2 blocks


Jun. 26, 1924 - the Charter Party is established as a reformer third party


Oct. 9, 1919 – the Reds win the World Series (Black Sox Scandal)

Nov. 1, 1930 – the Carew Tower is opened


Nov. 29, 1932 - the Taft Museum opens its doors


Mar. 31,1933 – Union Terminal (Museum Center) is opened


Jan. 26, 1937 – the Ohio River crests at 79.9 feet -Cincinnati's worst flood


Dec. 15, 1959 - the first interstate highway link (I-75) in Cincinnati is completed

Jun. 29, 1961 – Fort Washington Way is opened


Jun. 12, 1967 – rioting erupts in Avondale & spreads across the city


Sept. 1, 1968 – the Cincinnati Bengals play their first game against San Diego


May 25, 1980 - the first Taste of Cincinnati takes place


Oct. 22,1975 – the Reds win the World Series defeating Boston in a 7 game series


Oct. 21, 1976 – the Reds win the World Series defeating the New York Yankees


Jan. 25, 1978 – the first day of a blizzard - 31 inches of snow & the Ohio R. freezes


Oct. 14,1988 – the first Tall Stacks celebration in Cincinnati 700,000 attend


Nov. 10, 1990 – Museum Center opens (formerly Union Terminal train station)


Sept. 10,2000 – Paul Brown Stadium opens as the home of the Bengals


July 3, 2003 –Great American Ball Park opens as the home of the Reds


July 6, 2012 –Washington Park reopens in Downtown Cincinnati after a two year renovation



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