Governor Philip Carteret of New Jersey approved a new charter for the Town of Bergen.
Site of Newkirk family homestead granted by Governor Philip Carteret.
Congregation of Dutch Reformed Church erected Octagonal Church at southeast corner of Bergen Avenue and Vroom Street.
It replaced original church.
Begen Township was the government seat of Bergen County (to 1690s).
John Van Vorst home constructed on Palisade Avenue.
First part of Van Wagenen home (Apple Tree House) constructed.
Eagle (Tise) Tavern) (later Eagle (Tise) Tavern) constructed on Bergen Avenue near Glenwood Avenue.
Ferry service established between Paulus Hook and New York City.
Second Bergen Church built at southwest corner of Bergen Avenue and Vroom Street.
Columbian Academy founded on site of Martin Luther King Elementary School (No. 11).
Robert Fulton purchased land on Steuben Street and Green and Morgan Streets for his shipyard.
Col. Richard Varick built Prospect Hall overlooking the Hudson River.
Paulus Hook incorporated as the City of Jersey in the County of Bergen by the New Jersey Legislature (January 28);
five freeholders were chosen annually to constitute the Board of Selectmen of Jersey City.
Dixon Crucible Company founded.
Second charter of incorporation (January 23) changes name of community to Jersey City.
Volunteer fire department and night watchmen initiated.
Harsimus Cemetery began at Newark Avenue.
St. Peter's R.C. Church founded (January 29). It was the first parish in Jersey City and Hudson County. It was dedicated
Greek-revival Barrrow Mansion built in Van Vorst Historic District.
Third charter of incorporation of Jersey City; it separated from Bergen Township and was granted its own mayor and
The current Provident Savings Institution Bank is founded by Dudley S. Gregory. It was Jersey City's first banking firm.
Southern portion of Bergen County separated from the north becoming Hudson County.
First Presbyterian Church building moved to Paulus Hook from New York City.
Old Hudson County Court House opened at Newark Avenue
Dixon Crucible Company relocated from Massachusetts to Jersey City.
New York Bay Cemetery laid out on the Jersey City Bergen Point Plank Road (now Garfield Avenue).
Central Railroad of New Jersey opened its first terminal at the Jersey City waterfront.
Erie-Lackawanna Railroad reached Jersey City as its eastern terminus.
Town of Hudson separated from North Bergen and was chartered by the New Jersey Legislature in April.
Hilton-Holden Homestead built at Clifton Place. It became part of the Underground Railroad.
Speer Cemetery on Vroom Street made a public burial ground on former DeMott estate. .
First police headquarters constructed at Cooper's Alley and Gregory Street.
Greenville received charter, making it a separate town from Bergen.
North Baptist Church founded on Jersey Avenue.
Jersey City, City of Bergen and Hudson City merged into one municipality called Jersey City.
Hudson Dispatch began publication.
St. Patrick's R.C. Church at corner of Bramhall Avenue and Grand Street began to serve the Irish immigrant community.
St. Peter's Preparatory School and St. Peter's College founded.
E.F.C. Young elected president of the First National Bank of Jersey City.
Central Railroad of New Jersey began development of railroad operation at Communipaw Cove.
Peter Woodland, a Hudson River Terminal worker, buried at Bayview-New York Bay Cemetery.
Armbruster's Greenville Schuetzen Park opened as an amusement park.
St. Joseph's Home for Blind at Pavonia Avenue and St. Joseph's School for the Blind at Baldwin Avenue were founded.
Electric trolley began operations in Jersey City.
Whittier House, a social settlement house, founded by Cornelia Foster Bradford at Grand Street.
Hudson (now Kennedy) Boulevard opened.
Jersey City's City Hall at Grove Street and Montgomery Avenue completed.
Pennsylvania Railroad began the marine freight terminal at Greenville yards.
Jersey City Free Public Library opened.
Publication of "The Housing Conditions of Jersey City" by Mary B. Sayles, a resident of Whittier House.
Jersey City High School opened; it was renamed Dickinson High School in 1913.
St. Mary's Residence at Washington Street opened to working women.
Fairmount Hotel Apartment completed.
Lincoln High School opened at Crescent Avenue.
Margaret S. Herbermann, MD was appointed the first woman surgeon to Jersey City Hospital, later the Jersey City
"Black Tom" explosion (July 30).
Frank Hague elected mayor of Jersey City, beginning an era of political control in Hudson County.
Headquarters for The Trust Company of New Jersey developed by William Heppenheimer.
Mary T. Norton elected the first Congresswoman from Hudson County, representing Bayonne and Jersey City.
The Stanley Theater opened at Journal Square.
Founding of Snyder High School on Bergen Avenue.
Pulaski Memorial Skyway, connecting Jersey City and Newark, is opened.
The New Jersey State Normal School became the New Jersey State Teachers College (now New Jersey City University)
and offered a four-year Bachelor of Science in Education degree.
New Jersey State Teachers College offered a degree program in Health Education and Nursing in cooperation with the
Jersey City Medical Center.
Murdoch Hall constructed as part of the Medical Center Complex for the training of nurses.
Miss America Diner opened on Westside Avenue.
Fitgerald-Holota Memorial Park dedicated at intersection of Grove Street and Newark Avenue.
Jackie Robinson broke the "color line" in professional baseball at Roosevelt Stadium.
Frank Hague retired as Mayor of Jersey City.
John V. Kenny brings an end to Hague regime.
Dedication of Statue of Christopher Columbus at Journal Square.
Charter revision for Jersey City's municipal government.
Jersey City adopted Plan C under the Optional Municipal Charter Law (Chapter 210 of New Jersey Laws 1950).
The voters citywide elect a mayor and three council members, and the voters of each ward (six) elect one council person.
The council is headed by a council president chosen from its nine members. It replaced the commission form of government
in place from 1913.
Lena Edwards, MD, received Presidential Medal of Freedom from Lyndon B. Johnson.
Dedication of Martin Luther King, Jr., School (Public School No. 11) at historic site of Bergen Columbian Academy.
McNair/Academic High School opened.
Hudson County Community College began its development in Journal Square area.
New Jersey and federal government agreed to preserve and develop former Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal
site as Liberty State Park. It opened on Flag Day, June 14th.
The Kenmare High School opened at York Street.
Afro-American Historical and Cultural Society Museum opened at Greenville Branch of the Jersey City Free Public Library.
The Hudson Dispatch taken over by the Jersey Journal.
Renovated Fairmount Hotel Apartments opened as a senior residence.
Christopher Columbus Square dedicated at Liberty State Park.
Hudson_Bergen Light Rail of NJ Transit opened between Bayonne and Jersey.
Jersey City Museum on Montgomery Street opened in renovated warehouse.