Timeline of Queens

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The following is a timeline of the history of the borough of Queens in New York City, New York, USA.

Prior to 20th century[edit]

  • 1657 - Flushing Remonstrance
  • 1683 - Queens County created.[1]
  • 1790 - Population: 16,014.[2]
  • 1821 - Horse racing track opens.[3]
  • 1858 - First all-star baseball game and first games in which admission is charged takes place in Corona at the old Fashion Race Course.[4]
  • 1860 - Population: 57,391.[2]
  • 1870 - Population: 73,803.[2]
  • 1880 - Population: 90,574.[2]
  • 1889 - BMT Myrtle Avenue Line begins operating.
  • 1890 - Population: 128,059.[2]
  • 1898 - January 1: Queens is established as a borough in the City of Greater New York. The borough consists of only part of the previous boundaries of Queens County; Nassau County is established in the remaining part [5]

20th century[edit]

1900s-1940s[edit]

1950s-1990s[edit]

21st century[edit]

See also[edit]

other NYC boroughs

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scholl Center for American History and Culture. "New York: Individual County Chronologies". Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. Chicago: Newberry Library. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Richard L. Forstall, ed. (1996). Populations of States & Counties of the U. S. (1790-1990). US Census Bureau. ISBN 978-0-7881-3330-5.
  3. ^ Laurence Urdang, ed. (1996). Timetables of American History. Touchstone. ISBN 978-0-7432-0261-9.
  4. ^ The 1858 Fashion Race Course Baseball Match, Baseball Almanac, http://www.baseball-almanac.com/treasure/autont2006b.shtml Accessed August 5, 2013
  5. ^ a b c d e Federal Writers' Project 1939.
  6. ^ American Association for State and Local History (2002). "New York". Directory of Historical Organizations in the United States and Canada (15th ed.). ISBN 0759100020.
  7. ^ a b c Walk Through Queens 2004.
  8. ^ a b Mike Tigas and Sisi Wei (ed.). "Queens, New York". Nonprofit Explorer. New York: ProPublica. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  9. ^ "Movie Theaters in Flushing, New York". CinemaTreasures.org. Los Angeles: Cinema Treasures LLC. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  10. ^ "United States: New York State". Statesman's Year-Book. London: Macmillan and Co. 1921.
  11. ^ Patrick Robertson (2011). Robertson's Book of Firsts. Bloomsbury. ISBN 978-1-60819-738-5.
  12. ^ "IND Division Timeline". Nycsubway.org. David Pirmann. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  13. ^ "Movie Theaters in Long Island City, New York". CinemaTreasures.org. Los Angeles: Cinema Treasures LLC. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  14. ^ "Movie Theaters in Astoria, New York". CinemaTreasures.org. Los Angeles: Cinema Treasures LLC. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  15. ^ Kroessler 2002.
  16. ^ "US Newspaper Directory". Chronicling America. Washington DC: Library of Congress. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  17. ^ a b "Attractions". It's In Queens. Queens Economic Development Corporation. Archived from the original on December 28, 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  18. ^ "USA: New York: New York City: Queens". Emporis.com. Hamburg: Emporis GmbH. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  19. ^ "New York". Official Congressional Directory. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 2003.
  20. ^ Air Disasters Timeline, BBC News, November 1, 2015
  21. ^ "Newtown Historical Society". Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  22. ^ "Queens County (Queens Borough), New York". State & County QuickFacts. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  23. ^ Civic Impulse, LLC. "Members of Congress". GovTrack. Washington, D.C. Retrieved January 30, 2016.

Bibliography[edit]

published in the 19th century
published in the 20th century
published in the 21st century

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