Calgary's History

Saturday Jun 04th, 2022


                                                     Some Important Dates in Calgary's History


1875: Calgary was founded by North West Mounted Police

1884: Calgary with a population of 1,000 incorporated as a Town

1890: Calgary's first cemetery at Shaganappi Point was established but due to poor soil conditions was abandoned two years later and all 75 bodies were removed to the New Union Cemetery

1894: Calgary officially became a city with a population of 3,900

1900: Telephones and electric street lamps were installed and the waterworks system was established

1912: The first Calgary Stampede was held

1929: The one million T. Eaton Company store opened Downtown

1932: The Glenmore Dam was constructed

 1945: The current Calgary Stampeders of The Canadian Football league began to play

1947: Stampede Wrestling was established

1959: Calgary's population was 218,000

1967: A Major 21 Million Urban Renewal scheme was announced for Downtown

        - Construction of The Husky Tower started and was opened to the public on June 30th, 1968

1971: The Calgary Stampeders had won the Grey Cup

1975: The Deerfoot Trail opened

1979: Calgary's population was 530,000

1980:  Ralph Klein was elected the 32nd mayor on October 15th and was re-elected in 1983 and 1986 

1981: Calgary was awarded the XV Olympic Winter Games

          -The Calgary Flames were introduced from Atlanta

          -The first leg of the LRT opened

1985: The Calgary Centre for Performing Arts had opened

1987: The Olympic Plaza and Speed-Skating Oval had opened

1988: Calgary hosted the world during the Winter Olympic Games

1989: The Calgary Flames had won the Stanley Cup

         -Al Duerr was the elected Mayor

1992: The Calgary Stampeders won the The Grey Cup beating The Winnipeg Blue Bombers 21-10

1994: A Group had formed to pursue an idea of hosting a World"s Fair

1995: Calgarian's leant that The CFB Calgary would close by the summer of 1997 ( now is Garrison Woods)

        -Christine Silverberg became the first appointed Chief of Police

1999: The Hub OIl Explosion 

2000: Bankers Hall-West was completed 11 years after it's twin

2007 : Calgary's population hit over a million of 1,020,000

2010: After 26 years The Suncor Energy Centre was surpassed by The Bow as the tallest building in Calgary

2013: Widespread Flooding across Southern Alberta forced the evacuation of 75,000 Calgary residents

2018: The Brookfield Place East was completed and became the new tallest building in Calgary

2020: Covid-19 Calgary and the World was shut down for months

2021 - 2022:  A Real Estate boom making it a seller's market









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