July 22, U.S. General Moses Cleaveland from the Connecticut Land Company surveys the Western Reserve. One-half million-acre piece of land on the shores of Lake Erie is called the "New Connecticut."
May 2, Lorenzo Carter arrives at original town site as the citys first permanent settler. Built a log cabin on the East Bank of the Cuyahoga River that also served as the villages jail and inn.
First census of Cleaveland Township shows 76 males over the age of 21.
George Peake arrives in what is now Lakewood/Rocky River, Ohio as the areas first African-American settler.
Cleaveland begins to develop into a port city. Walk-in-the-Water, the first steamship on Lake Erie serves Cleaveland.
December 23, Cleaveland receives its charter as a village.
Lorenzo Carter dies.
Population of Cleaveland is 606 people.
The population of Cuyahoga County is 6,328.
Construction on the Ohio and Erie Canal begins.
January 6, The Cleveland Advertiser changes the spelling of the villages name to Cleveland, dropping the first "a" in order to fit the Generals name upon the newspaper masthead.
Ohio and Erie Canal completed to the Ohio River.
Cleveland incorporated as an official city.
John Willey elected first mayor of Cleveland.
January 7, The Cleveland Plain Dealer begins publication.
Population of Cleveland is 17,034 people. The population of Cuyahoga County is 48,099.
April 9, The Aliened-American, the first African-American newspaper, begins publication.
The Sault Canal opens and the arrival of railroad strengthens Cleveland as a transportation center.
July 1, First home delivery of mail takes place.
First mailmans uniform is created by Joseph Briggs.
September 6, First "blow" of Bessemer steel made at the Cleveland Rolling Mills.
First professional baseball game in Cleveland played by the Forest City team.
Cleveland Public Library established. Lake View Cemetery opens.
The Cleveland Blues, predecessor to the Cleveland Indians, are established as a charter member of the new American League.
Tom L. Johnson elected mayor of Cleveland. Serves four terms (1901 1909) and helps Cleveland gain its reputation as a reform city.
Playhouse Settlement, forerunner to Karamu House, is found by Russel and Rowena Jelliffe.
Cleveland museum of Art opens.
First production by the Cleveland Play House.
Cleveland Metroparks created.
December 11, The world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra performs its first concert.
Cleveland is the 5th largest city in the nation with a population of 796, 841 people.
The Cleveland Indians win their first World Series.
Cleveland Airport (now Cleveland Hopkins International Airport) opens.
Shaker Square, nations second oldest outdoor shopping center, opens.
Cleveland Municipal Stadium opens with the Schmeling-Stribling boxing match.
Severance Hall dedicated.
Clevelanders Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster create the comic book character Superman.
Elliott Ness becomes Safety Director of Cleveland.
Coast Guard Station established on Whiskey Island
Cleveland population is just under 1,000,000.
Carl B. Stokes is elected the first African American mayor of a major U. S. city.
Neil Armstrong, an Ohioan, becomes the first person on the moon.
Richard Nixon becomes the first president to resign.
Cleveland defaults on some of its municipal notes resulting in political turmoil
George Voinovich elected mayor. He strongly feels business should be linked with government.
Space Shuttle Columbia makes first flight
U.S. and Soviet Union sign first nuclear arms control treaty.
Playhouse Square Foundation restores the State, Palace, and Ohio Theatres.
Michael R. White elected mayor
March 29, The Avenue at Tower City Center opens.
Key Tower is completed on Public Square. At 948 feet, it is the tallest building between New York City and Chicago.
Cleveland named All-American City for fifth time. All-American City in 1949, 1982, 1984, 1986.
Gateway Sports Entertainment Complex (Jacobs Field and Gund Arena) opens.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opens.
Cleveland Indians win their first American League pennant in 41 years and make their 4th World Series appearance.
Cleveland Browns play their last game in Cleveland and move to Baltimore next season.
Cleveland celebrates its Bicentennial.
Great Lakes Science Center opens.
Cleveland Indians win the American League pennant and return to the World Series.
Cleveland hosts the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
August 21, The new Cleveland Browns Stadium opens with the historic return of the Cleveland Browns.
Cleveland citizens elect Jane L. Campbell as the first female mayor of Cleveland.