Tuscon, Arizona VSS

Mortal Events

Misson San Xavier del Bac Established

1732

Mission San Xavier del Bac founded by Jesuits near present-day Tucscon.

Presidio San Augustin del Tucson Built

1776

Presidio San Augustin del Tucson (military outpost) established.

First Battle of Tuscon

12/6/1779

Second Battle of Tuscon

5/1/1782

Third Battle of Tuscon

12/25/1782

Fourth Battle of Tuscon, Sonora, New Spain

3/24/1784

Capture of Tuscon, Sonora, Mexico, by United States

12/16/1846

Tucson occupied by "Mormon Battalion."

1847

Population: 760

1848

Territory obtained by United States per Gadsden Purchase.

1853

Conference held to organize Arizona Territory.

8/29/1856

San Antonio-San Diego Mail Line in operation.

1857

Tucson occupied by Confederate forces.

2/1862

Capture of Tucson by Union forces.

5/20/1862

Tully, Ochoa & Co. merchandisers in business.

1863

L. Zechendorf & Co. merchandisers in business.

1866

Tucson becomes capital of Arizona Territory.

1867

St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church built.

1869

J.S. Mansfield news depot in business

1870

Arizona Citizen newspaper begins publication.

1870

Population: 3,500 (estimate)

1872

Public School department organized.

1872

San Diego-Tucson telegraph begins operating (approximate date).

1873

Fort Lowell built near Tucson.

1873

Town is incorporated.

1877

El Fronterizo newspaper begins publication.

1878

Presbyterian Church built.

1879

Arizona Daily Star newspaper begins publication

1879

Southern Pacific Railroad begins operating.

1880

St. Mary's Hospital opens near town.

1880

Tucson Library Association organized.

1880

Population: 7,007

1880

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad begins operating

1881

Methodist Church built.

1881

Wyatt Earp kills Frank Stilwell.

3/20/1882

City chartered

1883

University of Arizona opens per Morrill Act

1891

Arizona State Museum established.

1893

Cathedral of Saint Augustine (Tucson) built

1897

Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson established

Population: 7,531.

1900

Desert Laboratory founded.

1903

Southern Pacific railway station built.

1907

Population: 13,193.

1910

City becomes part of new State of Arizona.

1912

City airfield established.

1919

Hotel Congress in business.

1919

Rialto Theatre (Arizona) opens.

1920

Charles Lindbergh visits city.

1927

Temple of Music & Art built.

1927

James A. Walsh United States Courthouse built.

1928

Pima County Courthouse Constructed

1929

Pioneer Hotel in business.

1929

Fox Tucson Theatre and Plaza Theater (Tucson) open.

1930

Tucson Army Air Field established.

1940

South Tucson incorporates as a city.

1940

Davis–Monthan Air Force Base established.

1941

Catalina Highway constructed.

1950

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum founded.

1952

Southern Pacific 1673 train exhibit opens.

1955

Tucson Air National Guard Base active.

1956

University of Arizona Poetry Center founded.

1960

Old Tucson Studios theme park and El Con Mall in business.

1960

Phoenix Title Building constructed.

1962

Tucson International Airport begins operating.

1963

Tucson Botanical Gardens founded.

1964

DeGrazia Gallery built.

1965

University of Arizona College of Medicine and Reid Park Zoo founded.

1967

Tucson Federal Savings & Loan Association Building constructed.

1967

Pima Community College established.

1969

Tucson Opera Company founded.

1971

Tucson Community Center built.

1971

Center for Creative Photography established.

1975

Pima Air & Space Museum established.

1976

Bank of America Plaza (Tucson) built.

1977

Arizona State Prison Complex – Tucson in operation.

1978

Federal Correctional Institution, Tucson in operation.

1982

Tucson Mall and Casas Adobes Foothills Mall (Arizona) in business.

1982

Channel 12 government access TV begins broadcasting (approximate date).

1984

Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation established.

1985

One South Church Building constructed

1986

Biosphere 2 built.

1991

Goodricke-Pigott Observatory dedicated.

1996

Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson founded.

1996

Park Place (Tucson, Arizona) shopping mall in business.

1998

Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater opens.

2001

La Encantada shopping center in business.

2004

Murder of Brian Stidham.

10/5/2004

Jewish History Museum (Tucson) established.

2005

Southern Arizona Transportation Museum dedicated.

2005

United States Penitentiary, Tucson in operation.

2007

9 Queens chess group headquartered in Tucson.

2007

Con-Nichiwa anime convention begins.

2010

Population: 520,116

2010

Casino Del Sol Hotel Tower and UniSource Energy Building constructed.

2011

Shooting in Casas Adobes.

1/8/2011

Barack Obama Tucson memorial speech.

1/12/2011

Jose Guerena shooting.

5/5/2011

Tucson mayoral election, 2011.

11/8/2011

Supernatural Events