|Covid-19|1852 - Town of Oakland incorporated.
1854 - Horace Carpentier elected mayor.
1855 - Lyceum founded.
1860 - Population: 1,543.
1863 - Heald's Business College established.
1864 - Vander Naillen School of Practical Engineering established.
1866 - Police Court established.
Oakland Evening Transcript newspaper begins publication.
University of California and Oakland Library Association established.
Oakland Long Wharf in use.
Railway begins operating.
Lake Merritt Wild-Fowl Sanctuary and Oakland Fire Department established.
1871 - Mills Seminary relocates to Oakland.
Brooklyn becomes part of Oakland.
Theosophical Society Library founded.
1873 - University of California relocates to Berkeley.
1875 - Oakland Daily Evening Tribune newspaper in publication.
1878 - Oakland Free Library opens.
1880 - Population: 34,456.
1884 - Horton School established.
1899 - Oakland Conservatory of Music established.
1900 - Population: 66,960.
1904 - Pacific Technical College established.
1906 - April 18: San Francisco earthquake; refugees flee to Oakland.
1907 - California School of Arts and Crafts founded.
Samuel Merritt College founded.
Moore & Scott Iron Works in business.
Oakland Public Museum and YMCA open.
1912 - Oakland School Women's Club and Children's Hospital founded.
1913 - Oakland Yacht Club established.
Oakland Technical High School established.
Oakland City Hall and Civic Auditorium built.
1917 - Joaquin Miller Park established.
1920 - Population: 216,261.
1922 - Snow Museum of Natural History opens.
1923 - Tribune Tower completed.
1924 - Granada Theater opens.
Oakland Airport begins operating.
Port of Oakland opens.
Clorox Chemical Company in business.
Posey Tube (traffic tunnel) built.
1931 - Paramount Theatre built.
1933 - Oakland Symphony active.
San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge opens.
Alameda County Courthouse built.
Alameda County Botanical and Zoological Society established.
1937 - Caldecott Tunnel opens.
1940 - Population: 302,163.
1944 - Oakland Army Base active.
1946 - 1946 Oakland General Strike begins on December 3 and ends on December 5.
1954 - Oakland Junior College established.
1961 - Coliseum Drive-In opens.
October: Black Panther Party established.
Oakland Coliseum opens.
1968 - Athletics baseball team relocates to Oakland.
1969 - Oakland Museum opens.
1970 - Regional Metropolitan Transportation Commission established.
1971 - Your Black Muslim Bakery in business.
1972 - 12th Street Oakland City Center (BART station), 19th Street Oakland (BART station), and MacArthur (BART station) open.
1973 - Rockridge (BART station) opens.
1974 - West Oakland (BART station) opens.
1977 - Lionel Wilson becomes mayor.
1982 - Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences established.
1985 - Alameda County Community Food Bank established.
1988 - Oakland East Bay Symphony established.
1989 - October 17: 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
1990 - Population: 372,242.
1991 - October 20: Oakland firestorm of 1991.
1998 - City website online (approximate date).
1999 - Jerry Brown becomes mayor.
2000 - Allen v. City of Oakland lawsuit filed.
2002 - Taoist Center opens.
April 7: Anti-war protest.
Women of Color Resource Center headquartered in Oakland.
Urban Habitat headquartered in Oakland (approximate date).
2004 - Middle Harbor Shoreline Park landscaped.
East Bay Meditation Center opens.
Ron Dellums becomes mayor.
2008 - Cathedral of Christ the Light dedicated.
January 1: BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant.
March 21: 2009 shootings of Oakland police officers.
Oakland Local begins publication.
Ace Monster Toys founded.
Population: city 390,724; metro 4,335,391.
October 10: Occupy Oakland begins.
Jean Quan becomes mayor.
April 2: Oikos University shooting.
Oakland Wiki begins publication.
2014 - Oakland Police Beat begins publication.
2016 Oakland warehouse fire
2017 is going to be lit
Timeline of Oakland, California Wikipedia
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Oakland, Alameda County, California, United States.