Timeline of Pittsburgh
- 18th century 1
19th century 2
- 1800s-1840s 2.1
- 1850s-1890s 2.2
20th century 3
- 1900s-1940s 3.1
- 1950s-1990s 3.2
- 21st century 4
- See also 5
- References 6
Further reading 7
Published in the 19th century 7.1
- 1800s-1840s 7.1.1
- 1850s-1890s 7.1.2
Published in the 20th century 7.2
- 1900s-1940s 7.2.1
- 1950s-1990s 7.2.2
- Published in the 21st century 7.3
- Published in the 19th century 7.1
- External links 8
- January: Construction on Fort Prince George is started
- April: Fort Duquesne established by French.
- April 18: Fort Prince George is surrendered.
- Population: 464.
- June 22: Siege of Fort Pitt begins
- August 20: Siege of Fort Pitt ends
- The Fort Pitt Blockhouse is completed.
- Gazette newspaper begins publication.
- Pittsburgh Academy established.
- September 12: The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire is established.
- Gilkison Bookstore and Circulating Library in business.
- Population: 1,565.
- Fort Lafayette serves as a staging base for the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
- McClurg iron foundry in business.
- Eagle Fire Company formed.
- Population: 4,768.
- Pittsburgh Engine Company in business.
- Pittsburgh Humane Society and Chemical and Physiological Society established.
- Allegheny College is established.
- Fort Lafayette is abandoned.
- Pittsburgh Permanent Library Company established.
- March 18: Town chartered.
- Ebenezer Denny becomes mayor.
- Population: 7,248.
- Pittsburgh Apprentices' Library founded.
- City wards created: East, North, South, West.
- Western Division Canal in operation.
- Population: 12,542.
- Theban Literary Society organzied.
- African Education Society founded.
- Pittsburg Theater built.
- Board of Trade created.
- Pittsburg Institute of Arts and Sciences incorporated.
- Pittsburgh and Beaver Canal opens.
- Courthouse built on Grant Street.
- State Convention of Colored Freemen held in city.
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh established.
- Allegheny Cemetery established.
- Young Men's Mercantile Library & Mechanics Institute established.
- Pennsylvania Central Railroad begins operating.
- Cholera outbreak.
- February: An informal National Republican convention is held in the city.
- The Pittsburgh Police Department is established.
- Lawrenceville-Pittsburgh railway begins operating.
- The first Sixth Street Bridge is created by John Roebling.
- 1860 - Population: 49,221.
- Pittsburgh and Steubenville Railroad begins operating.
- May 28: The Monongahela Incline opens
- Duquesne Club founded.
- Edgar Thomson Steel Works in business near city.
- February 20: The International Association for Professional Base Ball Players is founded in Pittsburgh.
- Railroad strike.
- Duquesne Incline funicular begins operating.
- Zion's Watch Tower begins publication.
- "Old Residents of Pittsburgh and Western Penna." established.
- November 15: Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions formed at Turner Hall.
- Population: 156,381.
- Smithfield Street Bridge opens.
- Schenley Park is created
- Major League Baseball's Pittsburgh Burghers represent the city in short-lived Players' League.
- Exposition Park opens.
- Allegheny Athletic Association fields their American football team.
- September 1: The first triple-header in Major League Baseball history is played between the Brooklyn Bridegrooms and the Pittsburgh Innocents
- October 11: The Pittsburgh Panthers football team plays its first-ever football game.
- Schenley Park established.
- H.J. Heinz Company in business.
- National Slavonic Society headquartered in city.
- Duquesne Traction Company is built as a trolley barn.
- The city's spelling is changed to "Pittsburg" in an attempt to standardize place names by the United States Board on Geographic Names.
- Dravo shipbuilder in business.
- Baseball's Pittsburgh Alleghenys/Innocents are renamed the Pittsburgh Pirates.
- Pittsburgh Athletic Club fields their American football team.
- Duquesne University first fields its American football team.
- Carnegie Steel Company in business.
- St. Stanislaus Kostka Church built.
- The second Sixth Street Bridge is built by engineer Theodore Cooper for the Union Bridge Company.
- July 6: Homestead Steel Strike takes place.
- Young Women's Christian Association of Pittsburg and Allegheny founded.
- November 12: William "Pudge" Heffelfinger becomes the first professional American football player, as a member of the Allegheny Athletic Association, in a game against the Pittsburgh Athletic Club.
- Children's Home of Pittsburgh established.
- Ben "Sport" Donnelly of the Allegheny Athletic Association becomes the first professional American football coach.
- Grant Dibert of the Pittsburg Athletic Club becomes the first American football player to sign and be kept under to the first known professional football contract.
- Fifth Avenue High School built.
- Carnegie Museum of Natural History established.
- Homestead Library & Athletic Club is established.
- November 17: The Pittsburgh-based Western Pennsylvania Hockey League began its inaugural season.
- December 17: Schenley Park Casino is destroyed by fire
- December 18: Western Pennsylvania Hockey League suspends operations for the remainder of the season. No championship is awarded.
- The Duquesne Traction Company is renovated and opens as the Duquesne Gardens.
- William Chase Temple becomes the first-ever owner of an American football team when he takes over the payments of the Duquesne Country and Athletic Club team.
- Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Station built.
- Pittsburgh Zoo opens.
- Kennywood Park opens
- December 3: The Duquesne Country and Athletic Club defeats the Western Pennsylvania All-Stars in the very first all-star game for professional American football.
- The Western Pennsylvania Hockey League is re-established and use the Duquesne Gardens as their venue. The Pittsburgh Athletic Club goes on win the league's first title.
- March: Pittsburgh Athletic Club wins their second title in the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League.
- Carnegie Technical Schools established.
- The Duquesne Country and Athletic Club football team folds.
- Homestead Library & Athletic Club football team wins the professional American football championship.
- Pittsburgh Bankers ice hockey team is established.
- Population: 321,616.
- January 1: The Pittsburgh Railways Company is established.
- Ice hockey's Pittsburgh Victorias are established
- The Pittsburgh Keystones win the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League title.
- Harry Peel, of the Pittsburgh Keystones admits that he was paid $35 a week to play in the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League, becoming one of the first openly professional ice hockey players.
- Pittsburgh Railways Company and Children's Institute of Pittsburgh established.
- Frick Building constructed.
- The Pittsburgh Pirates win their second National League title.
- November 29: The Pittsburg Stars win the first National Football League's championship.
- The Pittsburgh Bankers win their first Western Pennsylvania Hockey League title.
- Union Station, Wabash Tunnel, and McCreery's department store open.
- The Pittsburgh Pirates win their third National League title.
- October 1–13: The first modern World Series is played between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Americans.
- January 17: The Pittsburgh Keystones withdrew from the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League.
- The Pittsburgh Victorias win the title for the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League.
- Wabash Bridge built.
- Wabash Railroad begins operating.
- July 31: Construction begins on Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
- Gayety Theater opens.
- The Western Pennsylvania Hockey League ceases operations.
- The Pittsburgh Victorias cease operations.
- The Pittsburgh Professionals becomes the city's representative in the International Professional Hockey League.
- Nickelodeon opens.
- December 3: Immaculate Heart of Mary Church opens
- January 28: The first-ever known trade of professional hockey players took place as the Pittsburgh Pirates sent Jim MacKay, Edgar Dey and Dunc Taylor to the Pittsburgh Bankers for Josephy Donnelly, Cliff Bennest and a player named "McGuire"
- The Pittsburgh Bankers win their second title in the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League.
- Beechview becomes part of city.
- Pittsburgh Athletic Association organized.
- December 23: The Pittsburgh Lyceum ice hockey team folds.
- December: The Pittsburgh Bankers win their third title in the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League, as the team and the league formally fold.
- Regent Theatre opens.
- Pittsburgh Stogies are renamed Pittsburgh Rebels.
- The Pittsburgh Yellow Jackets are founded by Roy Schooley.
- The Pittsburgh Rebels fold with the Federal League.
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People branch and Pittsburgh Musical Institute established.
- July 5: Construction begins on the Pittsburgh City-County Building.
- The Pittsburgh Panthers football team claim their first national championship.
- Robert Morris University is established.
- The Pittsburgh Keystones, a Negro league baseball team is revised and begins play.
- American football's J.P. Rooneys, the forerunners to the modern-day Pittsburgh Steelers, are established as "Hope-Harvey" by Art Rooney.
- August 8: The first part of the Boulevard of the Allies is dedicated.
- The Negro league baseball's Pittsburgh Keystones cease operations.
- The entire Boulevard of the Allies opened to traffic
- Centre Avenue YMCA opens.
- University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning built.
- The Monongahela Incline undergoes electrification.
- May 25: Babe Ruth hits the final three home runs of his career as the Boston Braves lost to the Pirates, 11-7. His last home run cleared the right field stands roofline of Forbes Field, making him the first player to ever do so.
- September 8: The Pittsburgh Shamrocks of the International Hockey League are established
- The Pittsburgh Crawfords win their first Negro National League title
- March: Flood.
- The Detroit Olympics move to Pittsburgh becoming the Pittsburgh Hornets of the American Hockey League.
- The Pittsburgh Americans of the second American Football League is formed.
- The Pittsburgh Crawfords win their second Negro National League title.
- November 3: The Pittsburgh Shamrocks of the International Hockey League end their operations.
- The Pittsburgh Panthers football team claim their seventh national championship.
- Dapper Dan Charities is founded by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editor Al Abrams.
- The Dapper Dan Award is established.
- American football's Pittsburgh Pirates are renamed the Pittsburgh Steelers.
- Music Hall of the Winter Garden at Exposition Hall is demolished to secure scrap metal for the war effort during World War II.
- United Steelworkers headquartered in city.
- Machinery Hall of the Winter Garden at Exposition Hall is demolished to secure scrap metal for the war effort during World War II.
- Allegheny Conference on Community Development established.
- July 11: The 12th Major League Baseball All-Star Game is held at Forbes Field.
- August 15: Due to manning shortages related to World War II, the Pittsburgh Steelers merge with the Chicago Cardinals for the 1944 NFL season.
- September 24: Homestead Grays win the 1944 Negro World Series
- The Pittsburgh Ironmen cease operations.
- Population: 676,806.
- March 26: First Roundball Classic is played.
- On April 30: The Pittsburgh Hornets of the American Hockey League win their final Calder Cup and are soon afterwards disbanded.
- The Pittsburgh Penguins, the city's second team to play in the National Hockey League is formed.
- The Pittsburgh Pipers of the American Basketball Association are formed as a charter franchise for the league.
- Fiesta Theatre opens.
- October 17: Fort Duquesne Bridge opens.
- The Pittsburgh Pipers re-locate back to Pittsburgh
- June 1972: The American Basketball Association cancels the Pittsburgh Condors franchise.
- The Duquesne Brewing Company is dissolved
- Pittsburgh Community Food Bank opens.
- Population: 423,938.
- June 19: The Pittsburgh Gladiators of the Arena Football League begin play.
- August 1: The city hosts ArenaBowl I, the Pittsburgh Gladiators are defeated in the game, 45-16, by the Denver Dynamite.
- September 25: The Benedum Center is restored.
- Head of the Ohio regatta begins.
- The Veterans Bridge opens.
- April: Final Roundball Classic is played in Pittsburgh.
- The Pittsburgh Phantoms are established an play one season in Roller Hockey International before ceasing operations.
- July 11: Major League Baseball Home Run Derby is held at Three Rivers Stadium.
- July 12: 65th Major League Baseball All-Star Game is held at Three Rivers Stadium.
- The Pittsburgh Piranhas begin play in the Continental Basketball Association
- Andy Warhol Museum opens.
- Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. becomes mayor.
- The Pittsburgh Piranhas of the Continental Basketball Association folds.
- Sustainable Pittsburgh established.
- August 6: The Sixth Street Bridge is renamed the Roberto Clemente Bridge.
- UPMC Sports Performance Complex built.
- Population: 334,563.
- Tekkoshocon anime convention begins.
- February 6: The Pittsburgh Steelers win Super Bowl XL.
- April 22: The Ninth Street Bridge is renamed the Rachel Carson Bridge.
- July 9: All-Star Futures Game and the Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game are played at PNC Park.
- July 10: 2006 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby held at PNC Park
- July 11: 77th Major League Baseball All-Star Game is held at PNC Park.
- Carnegie Mellon University's Remaking Cities Institute established.
- Bob O'Connor becomes mayor, succeeded by Luke Ravenstahl.
- Anthrocon furry convention relocates to Pittsburgh.
- November 6: Pittsburgh mayoral special election, 2007 held.
- January 1: Pittsburgh Penguins win the first-ever NHL Winter Classic.
- June 6: The Stanley Cup is first awarded in the city, at Mellon Arena, as the Detroit Red Wings defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Finals, 4 games to 2.
- Duquesne Brewing Company is resurrected
- Pittsburgh Riverhounds, a professional soccer team, begins play as a member of the USL's A-League
- February 1: Pittsburgh Steelers win Super Bowl XLIII football contest.
- April 4: 2009 Pittsburgh police shootings.
- April 11: Tea Party demonstration.
- June 12: The Pittsburgh Penguins win their third Stanley Cup.
- July: Iron City Brewing Company relocates most of its operations to Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
- August 9: The Rivers Casino opens.
- September: G-20 Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy held.
- HackPittsburgh workshop founded.
- January 1: The 2011 Winter Classic is held at Heinz Field.
- February 6: The Green Bay Packers defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25, in Super Bowl XLV.
- Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League is established.
- September 26: Pittsburgh Civic Arena is demolished.
- November 14: The Pittsburgh Press is resurrected as an online newspaper by Block Communications.
- January 6: Bill Peduto becomes mayor, succeeding Luke Ravenstahl.
- History of Pittsburgh
- List of mayors of Pittsburgh
- List of City of Pittsburgh historic designations
- Timeline of Philadelphia
- Timeline of Pennsylvania
Published in the 19th century
- 1847 ed.
Published in the 20th century
- Lubove, Roy, ed. Pittsburgh 1976. 294 pp. short excerpts covering main themes
Published in the 21st century
- (series of articles about Pittsburgh), 2014-
- Digital Public Library of America. Items related to Pittsburgh, various dates.
- (fulltext, various dates)