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Oakland Timeline v8
Transcript of Oakland Timeline v8
Refugees would flee to Oakland. Many would stay permanently.
It was reported that the Berkeley city trustees voted to completely
ban the sale of alcohol.
Oakland's population rises even faster.
Joyce Clyde Hall (b.1891)
of Nebraska and his brother began selling greeting cards In Kansas City, Mo. This was the beginning of Hallmark Cards.
William Durant (1861-1947)
, the founder of GM, was turfed out by the company’s bankers. In 1911 he joined forces with Louis Chevrolet, a Swiss-born racing driver,
to set up a brand new, competitor carmaker--that was later folded into GM.
In San Francisco 3 elephants appearing at a Broadway vaudeville house went on a rampage while parading in North Beach.
At midnight a strict anti-gambling law became effective in Nevada. It even
forbid the western custom of flipping a coin for the price of a drink.
Not a single act of gambling has occurred in Nevada since.
Alameda County Courthouse is also built
Who says baseball is boring?
Raider Nation, apparently.
Oakland fans were pretty well behaved at Athletics games.
Prohibition began as the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
took effect. Alcohol was outlawed in the US with the passage of the 18th amendment.
At the time US authorities expected few violations of the new law. Over the next fourteen years, Prohibition corrupted all levels of society, swamped the judiciary, killed thousands of people, and gave rise to underworld syndicates that still exist.
The Olympics also dropped the tug-of-war event.
At least the world made one good decision that year
They hoped the name would live forever
in the people who wanted to tell their friends they
"Live in San Francisco – well, Oakland."
THE TOWN OF
Apr 13: 1st Pony Express reaches Sacramento, California.
For all of its fame, it lasted only 18 months as an enterprise.
OAKLAND POPULATION: 1,543
System started in downtown Oakland
before it eventually moved to Berkeley.
Is the wheat-grass greener on the other side, UC?
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
80 years later it looked like this: Now it looks like this:
LAKE MERRIT WILD-FOWL
It doesn't show up on today's maps.
So don't confuse it with any other Brooklyns.
PART OF OAKLAND
The building of the Panama Canal was symbolically begun under the
direction of French diplomat Ferdinand de Lesseps.
Thomas Edison received a patent for his electric incandescent lamp. Two centuries later, 27 year olds from Portland to Berkeley will scramble to adorn
their apartments with the same bulbs
John Philip Sousa became the new director of US Marine Corps Band.
The first ball-point pen was patented on this day by Alonzo T. Cross.
OAKLAND POPULATION: 34,456
Charles Richter, seismologist, was born in Hamilton, Ohio. He developed the Richter Scale for measuring the amplitude of earthquakes. Californians are very familiar with his work.
The Wright Brothers began active flying experiments at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Their first glider was a biplane that soared for 300 feet.
At the Olympics in Paris a Belgian sharpshooter killed 21 live pigeons. The event was abolished shortly thereafter.
The puffin was almost made extinct in Iceland about this time because of
harvesting. The puffin was hunted for its down which was exported to Denmark.
OAKLAND POPULATION: 66,960
Oakland Tech alumni include: Clint Eastwood, Rickey Henderson, Ted Lange, Marshawn Lynch, Frank Oz, Huey Newton, and others.
Oakland City Hall is also built. The first inhabitants had no idea that one day this
would happen: Libby and MC Hammer's Snail Ride
THE SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE
OAKLAND POPULATION: 150,174
Elsewhere in the world:
The British liner Titanic, on her maiden voyage and hailed as ‘the
unsinkable ship,’ collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic and sunk.
Theodore Roosevelt, former president and the Bull Moose Party
candidate, was shot at close range by anarchist William Schrenk while
campaigning for the presidency. He was saved by the papers in his breast
pocket and still managed to give a 90 minute address in Milwaukee after
requesting his audience to be quiet because "there is a bullet in my body."
Roosevelt was hailed as "the unsinkable candid--maybe we better not".
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOUNDED
OAKLAND TECHNICAL HIGHSCHOOL ESTABLISHED
This lovely park was hand-crafted by the poet, and is the picture of
old west serenity. Miller likely would have even appreciated the dudes
shredding the park on mountain bikes a century later. From his poem
'Mashing through Death Cookies on a Saturday Afternoon':
Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
My knees are also those colors,
for I biffed on a sick vert drop.
JOAQUIN MILLER PARK ESTABLISHED
OAKLAND POPULATION: 216,261
The Raiders played their first game at the stadium on September 18, 1966.
In the crowd there is marijuana smoking, fighting, drunkenness, and
general debauchery. These are Raiders fans, after all.
OAKLAND COLISEUM OPENS
KANSAS CITY ATHLETICS BASEBALL TEAM RELOCATES TO OAKLAND
the 14th Dalai Lama is named (4 year-old Tenzin Gyatso, the 'Dalai Lama' we all know and love)
The very first McDonald's restaurant opens in San Bernardino.
In Tacoma, Washington, the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge opens for business as the third longest suspension bridge in the world.
The 600-foot-long span of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (known as Galloping Gertie) collapses after wobbling spectacularly.
OAKLAND POPULATION: 302,163
OAKLAND BAY BRIDGE OPENS
This tower is one of the icons of Oakland.
Bill Cody in front of the Oakland Tribune during his road show
It looks like this from the sky:
TRIBUNE TOWER COMPLETED
It houses the official museum of California’s history
and a great exhibit about Oakland.
OAKLAND MUSEUM OPENS
It’s a hackerspace.
This community of makers meets regularly, shares skills,
teaches classes, and has equipment available to use for projects.
If the word 'hackerspace' concerns you, keep in mind that these people
are building remote controlled coffee robots, not hacking Sony.
ACE MONSTER TOYS FOUNDED
It was modeled after Cannabis College in Amsterdam and was meant to
"legitimize the business and work to change the law to make cannabis legal."
The school accepts payment for classes in cash, credit, and
'taking care of you next time we chill'.
OAKSTERDAM UNIVERSITY FOUNDED
12th Street Oakland City Center, 19th Street Oakland, and MacArthur open.
Upgrades since 1972 have been...rare.
BART STATIONS OPEN
was founded as a single Juice Club in San Luis Obispo.
McDonald's Corp. opened its first fast-food restaurant in Moscow.
South African President F.W. de Klerk announced that black activist Nelson Mandela would be released the next day after 27 years in captivity.
Former national security adviser John M. Poindexter was convicted of five counts at his trial. However, an appeal later reversed the convictions.
The space shuttle Discovery blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., carrying the $1.5 billion Hubble Space Telescope. It cost $2 billion.
OAKLAND POPULATION: 372,242
After being Governor of California.
Then after being mayor of Oakland… he became Governor of California again.
Gov. Brown looks slightly confused in this photo. Is it deja vu?
Or is he confused because he thought he was being sworn in to the
other office he's always getting elected to?
JERRY BROWN BECOMES MAYOR
Their first NBA title since 1975.
Some folks watched at the Tribune Tower
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS WIN NBA TITLE