Timeline of California

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Francis Drake claimed California for England

1579

The Spaniards began establishing missions and settlement in Baja California

1679

The Spaniards began establishing missions and settlement in Baja California

America's first sailing vessel appeared in California waters

1769

California became part of New Spain

1822

Gold Rush began

1849

California became the 31st state

09/09/1850

California is offically known as the movie industry state

1903

Hollywood Sign is made

1923

Alcatraz made a prison

1933

California became the largest populated state in the U.S.

1963