Timeline of Worcester, Massachusetts history
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The following is a timeline of the history of Worcester, Massachusetts, United States of America.
17th century 
- 1669 - Common established.
18th century 
- 1719 - Town meeting house built.
- 1733 - Court House built.
- 1763 - Old South Meeting house built (approximate date).
- 1786 - Worcester Magazine begins publication.
- 1792 - Second Meeting House dedicated.
19th century 
- 1800 - Independent Gazeteer begins publication.
- 1801 - National Aegis newspaper begins publication.
- 1812 - American Society of Antiquaries founded.
- 1818 - Worcester Agricultural Society incorporated.
- 1819 - Fraternity of Odd Fellows active.
- 1823 - Massachusetts Yeoman newspaper begins publication.
- 1824 - Town Hall built.
- 1825 - Worcester Lyceum of Natural History founded.
- 1828 - Blackstone Canal opens.
- 1832 - Worcester Law Library Association active.
- 1835 - Harris' Circulating Library in operation.
- 1843 - College of the Holy Cross established.
- 1840 - Worcester County Horticultural Society formed.
- 1844 - Worcester Almanac begins publication.
- 1847 - Worcester Telegraph and Worcester Daily Journal newspapers begin publication.
- 1849 - Oread Institute founded.
- 1850 - City hosts National Women's Rights Convention.
- 1851 - Daily Morning Transcript newspaper begins publication.
- 1852 - Worcester Young Men's Christian Association founded.
- 1856 - Worcester Employment Society and Highland Military School founded.
- 1860 - A.H. Word's Select Circulating Library active.
- 1862 - Free Public Library building constructed on Elm Street.
- 1865 - Worcester County Free Institute of Industrial Science founded.
- 1866 - Worcester County Homoeopathic Medical Society formed.
- 1868 - Chamberlain's Circulating Library in operation.
- 1872 - South End commercial circulating library in operation.
- 1873 - Home for Aged Women opens.
- Worcester Society of Antiquity formed.
- Train station built.
- 1876 - Grand Army of the Republic Hall built.
- 1877 - Irvings base ball team active.
- 1885 - Frederick Daniels House built.
- 1888 - St. Mark's Episcopal Church built.
- 1889 - Old South Church built, corner Main and Wellington St.
- 1891 - Lothrop's Opera House opens.
- 1892 - New English High School opens.
- 1895 - Union Congregational Church built.
- 1897 - Worcester Art Museum School established.
- 1899 - Worcester Business Institute established.
20th century 
- 1901 - Worcester Magazine begins publication.
- Boulevard Park opens.
- Worcester Lunch Car and Carriage Manufacturing Company founded.
- Labor News begins publication.
- Worcester Domestic Science School established.
- 1907 - Slater Building constructed.
- 1910 - Population: 145,986 people.
- 1911 - Train station rebuilt.
- 1913 - Greendale Branch Library, Quinsigamond Branch Library and South Worcester Branch Library built.
- 1921 - Temple Emanuel founded.
- 1923 - Worcester Panthers baseball team active.
- 1927 - Foley Stadium built.
- 1931 - Higgins Armory Museum opens.
- 1938 - Worcester Junior College established.
- 1950 - Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester established.
- 1952 - Massachusetts Route 146 highway constructed.
- 1953 - Tornado.
- 1954 - Worcester Area Sports Car Club formed.
- 1955 - Commerce Bank & Trust Company founded.
- 1962 - University of Massachusetts Medical School established.
- 1963 - Quinsigamond Community College founded.
- 1968 - Worcester Consortium of universities founded.
- 1980 - New England Summer Nationals automotive festival begins.
- 1982 - Centrum arena opens.
- 1983 - Interstate 190 highway in operation.
- 1986 - Telegram & Gazette newspaper formed.
- Greater Worcester Land Trust founded.
- United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts division opens.
- 1991 - Sky Mark Tower built.
- Worcester Sharks ice hockey team active.
- Music Worcester Inc. formed.
21st century 
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- Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences campus opens.
- Union Station renovated.
- 2001 - Worcester Public Library main branch renovated.
- 2002 - Tim Murray becomes mayor.
- 2005 - Worcester Tornadoes baseball team formed.
- 2007 - Konstantina Lukes becomes mayor.
- 2010 - Joseph C. O'Brien becomes mayor.
- 2011 - Worcester Hydra soccer team founded.
- 2012 - Joseph Petty becomes mayor.
See also 
- List of mayors of Worcester, Massachusetts
- Worcester, Massachusetts Firsts
- Media in Worcester, Massachusetts
- Franklin Pierce Rice (1893), Dictionary of Worcester and vicinity: a guide to the city, its history, government, institutions, societies, amusements, resorts, street directory, etc., etc., Worcester: F. S. Blanchard & Co.
- The City of Worcester, Massachusetts: its Public Buildings and its Business, 1886; a Brief Description of Points of Interest and Views of Public Buildings, Worcester: Sanford & Davis, 1886
- "US Newspaper Directory". Chronicling America. Washington DC: Library of Congress. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
- Franklin P. Rice (1884), The Worcester book: a diary of noteworthy events in Worcester, Massachusetts, from 1657 to 1883, Worcester: Putnam, Davis and Co., OCLC 6676339
- Davies Project. "American Libraries before 1876". Princeton University. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
- Peter Whitney (1793), The history of the county of Worcester, in the commonwealth of Massachusetts: with a particular account of every town from its first settlement to the present time, including its ecclesiastical state, together with a geographical description of the same; to which is prefixed, a map of the county, at large, from actual survey, Printed at Worchester, Massachusetts: Isaiah Thomas
- Report made at an adjourned meeting of the friends of the American Colonization Society, in Worcester County, held in Worcester, Dec. 8, 1830, Worcester: Printed by S. H. Colton and Co., 1831, OCLC 14998249
- The heart of the commonwealthL or, Worcester as it is; being a correct guide to all the public buildings and institutions, and to some of the principal manufactories and shops, and wholesale and retail stores, in Worcester and vicinity, Worcester, Mass.: Henry J. Howland, 1856
- Homer L. Patterson (1921), Patterson's American Educational Directory, American Educational Co.
- Henry J. Howland (1853), The Worcester almanac, directory, and business advertiser, for 1854, Worcester: Printed and published by H.J. Howland, OCLC 785826916
- Address adopted by the Whig State Convention, at Worcester, September 13, 1848, Worcester: s.n., 1848, OCLC 10603162
- Alfred S. Roe (1901), The Worcester Young Men's Christian Association, Worcester, Mass., OCLC 9642022
- Henry J. Howland (1865), The Worcester Directory for 1865, Worcester: H.J. Howland, OCLC 18580655
- Henry J. Howland (1861), The Worcester almanac, directory, and business advertiser, for 1861, Worcester: Printed and published by H.J. Howland, OCLC 785827805
- Addresses of inauguration and dedication, Worcester, November 11, 1868, Worcester: C. Hamilton, 1869
- Elwood Adams Hardware History
- Worcester, Mass. (1885), 1684, 1884: Celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the naming of Worcester, October 14 and 15, 1884, Worcester, Mass: Printed by order of the City Council
- Light: A journal of social Worcester and her neighbors. Worcester, Mass.: F. E. Kennedy. 1890.
- "Worcester", The Encyclopaedia Britannica (11th ed.), New York: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1910, OCLC 14782424
- Worcester Magazinge 1. Worcester Board of Trade. 1901.. See also: v.3 (1902); v.6 (1903); v.14 (1911); v.15 (1912); v.19 (1916)
- "Worcester Magazine, October, 1914 (Vol. XVII No.10)".
- Worcester Mag. "About Us". Holden Landmark Corporation. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
- Worcester Historical Museum. "Museum History". Retrieved August 17, 2012.
- Worcester Women's History Project. "About Us". Retrieved August 17, 2012.
Further reading 
- Published in the 19th century
- Claflin; Black (1870), Five hundred past and present citizens of Worcester, Mass, [s. l.]: G. R. Peckham, OCLC 1600205
- Franklin P. Rice, ed. (1899), The Worcester of eighteen hundred and ninety-eight: Fifty years a city; A graphic presentation of its institutions, industries and leaders, Worcester, Mass: F. S. Blanchard, OCLC 404208
- Published in the 20th century
- Charles L. Nichols (1918), Bibliography of Worcester: A list of books, pamphlets, newspapers and broadsides, printed in the town of Worcester, Massachusetts, from 1775 to 1848; With historical and explanatory notes (2nd ed.), Worcester: Priv. print.
- Worcester Bank & Trust Company (1922), Historic events of Worcester: a brief account of some of the most interesting events which have occurred in Worcester during the past two hundred years : issued by the Worcester Bank & Trust Company in commemoration of the two hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of the town of Worcester, Worcester, Mass., OCLC 2973056
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