Timeline of Calgary history

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This is a timeline of the history of Calgary.

18th century[edit]

19th century[edit]

20th century[edit]

  • 1902 – Oil was first discovered in Alberta in 1902.[4]
  • 1910 - Parkdale was annexed to the City of Calgary in 1910.[5]:77
  • 1910 - 1913 - Calgary experienced a "major and economic and building boom."[5]:77
  • 1912 – The Calgary Stampede is held for the first time.
  • 1915-18 – Mewata Armouries constructed.
  • 1919 - The Victory Stampede was Calgary's second rodeo, honoring the end of the Great War.
  • 1923 – A plebiscite increased the term in office for the mayor from one to two years. In 1968, the Municipal Act increased the term in office by one year, for a total of three years.
  • 1923 - The Calgary Stampede held for the third time and annually since then.
  • 1929 – Great Depression in Canada.
  • 1932-33 – The Glenmore Dam is constructed.
  • 1947 – Huge reserves of oil were discovered in the province. Calgary quickly found itself at the centre of the ensuing oil boom.
  • 1947 – Stampede Wrestling established.
  • 1967 - Construction of the Husky Tower Calgary Tower started. Opened to public June 30, 1968.
  • 1970 - First +15 enclosed pedestrian walkway constructed downtown.
  • 1971 – 403,000 inhabitants. The relatively low-rise Downtown Calgary quickly became dense with tall buildings,[6] a trend that continues to this day.
  • 1973 – The city's economy grew when oil prices increased with the Arab Oil Embargo.
  • 1988 – Calgary hosts the 1988 Winter Olympics
  • 1989 – 675,000 inhabitants.
  • 1992 – Stephen Avenue is designated as a National Historic Site of Canada.
  • 1996 – Canadian Pacific Railway moved its head office from Montreal to Calgary.
  • 1997 – Calgary Declaration.
  • 1999 – Hub Oil explosion

21st century[edit]

  • 2002 – J26 G8 Protests.
  • 2005 – Imperial Oil moved its headquarters from Toronto to Calgary in order to take advantage of Alberta's favourable corporate taxes and to be closer to its oil operations.
  • 2006 – EnCana announced the construction of the Bow, a 58-floor skyscraper in the downtown core of the city.
  • 2007 – 1,020,000 inhabitants.
  • 2008 – The Calgary Economic Region had an estimated population of 1,232,679.
  • 2010 – Centennial Place (Calgary) completed construction.
  • 2013 - Widespread flooding across southern Alberta forces the evacuation of 75,000 Calgary residents
  • 2014 - Calgary reached a population of around 1,419,800.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture. "The Glenns". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 
  2. ^ Fitzgerald, J.G. (1885). Business directory of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Calgary, Alberta: Calgary Herald Printing & Publishing Co. 
  3. ^ City of Calgary. "Historical Information". Retrieved 2007-09-23. 
  4. ^ CBC Article. "Oil and Gas in Alberta". Archived from the original on 2007-05-23. Retrieved 2006-01-06. 
  5. ^ a b "Parkdale Community Heritage Inventory" (PDF). Land Use Planning and Policy Planning, Development and Assessment. December 2008. Retrieved 7 November 2015. 
  6. ^ Calgary architecture : the boom years, 1972-1982, Pierre S Guimond; Brian R Sinclair, Detselig Enterprises, 1984, ISBN 0-920490-38-7

Coordinates: 51°02′42″N 114°03′26″W / 51.04500°N 114.05722°W / 51.04500; -114.05722