Sacramento in History

Historical Events

  • 1847-02-28 US defeats Mexico in battle of Sacramento
  • 1860-04-03 Pony Express began between St Joseph Mo & Sacramento Calif
  • 1860-04-13 1st Pony Express reaches Sacramento, California
  • 1891-02-09 1st shipment of asparagus arrives in San Francisco from Sacramento
  • 1955-03-20 KXTV TV channel 10 in Sacramento, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1955-09-02 KCRA TV channel 3 in Sacramento, CA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959-02-23 KVIE TV channel 6 in Sacramento-Stockton, CA (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1975-09-05 First Assassination attempt on US President Gerald Ford by Lynette Fromme in Sacramento

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1985-12-11 Computer store owner in Sacramento California killed by package bomb
  • 1987-02-04 Sacramento Kings score only 4 points 1st quarter against Lakers; fewest in a period since introduction of 24 second shot-clock in 1954
  • 1987-05-07 105°F in Sacramento, CA
  • 1988-11-08 Arco Arena in Sacramento CA opens, Sac Kings lose to Seattle, 97-75
  • 1991-03-23 1st World League of American Football games, London beats Frankfurt 24-11, Sacramento beats Raleigh-Dur 9-3 & Mont beats Birmingham 20-5
  • 1992-06-06 WLAF World Bowl 2: Sacramento beats Orlando 21-17 (Montreal)
  • 1993-02-23 Sacramento Gold Miners admitted as CFL's 9th franchise (1st US team)
  • 1995-02-21 CFL's Sacramento Gold Miners become San Antonio Texans
  • 1995-07-08 1st CFL game between 2 US teams, Las Vegas Posse vs Sacramento Gold

AgreementAgreement of Interest

1998-05-04 A federal judge in Sacramento, California, gives "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepts a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty.

Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted Kaczynski
Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist
Ted Kaczynski

Famous Birthdays

  • 1848-09-04 Jennie Lee, American actress (The Birth of a Nation), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1925)
  • 1866-09-02 Hiram Johnson, Progressive politician, US Senator, Governor of California (1911-17), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1945)
  • 1878-10-09 Robert Warwick, American actor (Falcon's Adventure), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1964)
  • 1889-12-10 Ray Collins, American actor (Homecoming, Good Sam, Rose Marie), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1965)
  • 1893-10-12 Velvalee Dickinson, American spy, convicted of espionage against the United States on behalf of Japan during World War II, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1980)
  • 1916-04-03 Herb Caen, columnist (SF Chronicle), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1997)
  • 1916-10-10 Benson Fong, actor (Charlie Chan, Purple Heart), born in Sacramento, California (d. 1987)
  • 1917-11-17 Jack Lescoulie, TV host (Jackie Gleason Show), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1920-02-29 James Mitchell, actor (Palmer-All My Children), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1925-01-15 Ruth Slenczynska, pianist, born in Sacramento, California
  • 1930-06-27 Tommy [Tamio] Kono, weightlifter (Olympic gold 52, 60), born in Sacramento, California (d. 2016)
  • 1934-12-05 Joan Didion, US author and journalist (The year of Magical Thinking), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1936-07-23 Anthony Kennedy, 106th US Supreme Court justice (1988- ), born in Sacramento, California

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1937-07-29 Charles Schwab, American investor and entrepreneur (Charles Schwab Corporation), born in Sacramento, California

Investor and Entrepreneur Charles Schwab
Investor and Entrepreneur
Charles Schwab
  • 1943-07-31 Sab Shimono, Japanese-American actor (Jackie Chan Adventures), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1944-08-09 Sam Elliott, actor (Big Chill, Fatal Beauty), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1945-06-11 Adrienne Barbeau, actress (Maude, Swamp Thing), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1945-09-19 Randolph Mantooth, actor (Emergency, Loving), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1946-01-16 Michael L Coats, Capt USN/astr (STS 41-D, 29, 39), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1952-07-02 Johnny Colla, American musician (Huey Lewis and the News), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1954-12-29 Roger Voudouris, rock vocalist, born in Sacramento, California
  • 1955-10-26 Stephen K Robinson, PhD/astronaut (STS 85, sk:95), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1958-01-19 Thomas Kinkade, artist, born in Sacramento, California (d. 2012)
  • 1961-01-22 Daniel Johnston, American musician and artist ("Hi, How Are You"), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1961-02-18 Alycia Moulton, tennis star, born in Sacramento, California
  • 1962-08-20 Robert Meyer, Canadian Tour golfer (1994 Morningstar), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1963-12-10 Doug Henry, pitcher (NY Mets), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1963-12-20 Karen Moncrieff, actress (Xtro 3, Days of Our Lives), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1964-04-14 Allen James, 50K walker (Olympics-24th-92, 96), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1964-07-04 Kevin Sutherland, American professional golfer, born in Sacramento, California
  • 1965-03-31 Patty Fendick, tennis star (1989 Auckland), born in Sacramento, California

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1965-04-02 Rodney King, African American motorist beaten by LA cops, born in Sacramento, California (d. 2012)

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • 1965-07-03 Greg Vaughn, outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers, SD Padres), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1967-10-26 Shelly Stokes, softball catcher (Olympics-gold-96), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1969-04-16 Fernando Vina, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1969-10-02 Matthew Walbeck, catcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1971-01-12 Andy Fox, infielder (NY Yankees), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1972-10-19 Marc Newfield, outfielder (San Diego Padres), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1977-03-24 Jessica Chastain, American actress (Martian, Mama, The Help), born in Sacramento, California
  • 1980-08-21 Burney Lamar, American race car driver, born in West Sacramento, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1989-10-01 Brie Larson [Brianne Sidonie Desaulniers], actress (Room), singer and director, born in Sacramento, California

Actress Brie Larson
Actress
Brie Larson