Timeline of Queens
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Prior to 20th century
|History of New York City|
Lenape and New Netherland, to 1664
British and Revolution, 1665–1783
Federal and early American, 1784–1854
Tammany and Consolidation, 1855–1897
(Civil War, 1861–1865)
Early 20th century, 1898–1945
Post–World War II, 1946–1977
Modern and post-9/11, 1978–
Timelines: NYC • Bronx • Brooklyn • Queens • Staten Island
- 1657 - Flushing Remonstrance
- 1683 - Queens County created.
- 1790 - Population: 16,014.
- 1821 - Horse racing track opens.
- 1858 - First all-star baseball game and first games in which admission is charged takes place in Corona at the old Fashion Race Course.
- 1860 - Population: 57,391.
- 1870 - Population: 73,803.
- 1880 - Population: 90,574.
- 1889 - BMT Myrtle Avenue Line begins operating.
- 1890 - Population: 128,059.
- 1898 - January 1: Queens is established as a borough in the City of Greater New York. The borough consists of only part of the previous boundaries of Queens County; Nassau County is established in the remaining part 
- 1909 - Queensboro Bridge opens.
- 1911 - Queens Chamber of Commerce established.
- 1912 - Chapin Home for the Aging active.
- 1914 - Murray Hill Theatre opens in Flushing.
- 1915 - US Open tennis tournament relocates to Queens.
- 1916 - Queensboro Plaza (New York City Subway) opens.
- 1920 - Population: 469,042.
- 1928 - The 7 Train reaches Flushing
- 1933 - IND Crosstown Line begins operating.
- 1936 - Triborough Bridge built.
- 1941 - Strand Theatre opens in Astoria.
- 1950 - Population: 1,550,849.
- 1953 - Queens Symphony Orchestra formed.
- 1960 - Population: 1,809,578.
- 1963 - Weight Watchers founded.
- 1968 - Queens Historical Society founded.
- 1969 - Mets win the World Series for the first time.
- 1971 - Queens Tribune newspaper in publication.
- 1985 - Greater Astoria Historical Society founded.
- 1986 - Mets win their second World Series.
- 1993 - New York Hospital Queens active.
- 1996 - Energy Brands, maker of Vitamin Water, established in Whitestone.
- 1997 - Arthur Ashe Stadium opens, home to the US Open tennis tournament.
- 1998 - Gregory Meeks becomes U.S. representative for New York's 6th congressional district.
- 2000 - Population: 2,229,379.
- 2007 - Newtown Historical Society formed.
- February 14: After being awarded one of the two new headquarter locations for Amazon, the company announced it was withdrawing its plans to establish a presence in Long Island City, and with this withdrawal the prospect of 25,000 new jobs.
- Queens history
- National Register of Historic Places in Queens County, New York
- List of New York City Designated Landmarks in Queens
- List of streetcar lines in Queens
- List of New York City Subway stations in Queens
- List of Queens borough presidents
- List of Queens neighborhoods
- Neighborhood histories: Astoria, Bayside, College Point, Corona, Douglaston, Elmhurst, Flushing, Glendale, Jamaica, Long Island City, Maspeth, Ridgewood, Rockaway, Whitestone, Woodhaven, Woodside, etc.
- other NYC boroughs
- Scholl Center for American History and Culture. "New York: Individual County Chronologies". Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. Chicago: Newberry Library. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- Richard L. Forstall, ed. (1996). Populations of States & Counties of the U. S. (1790-1990). US Census Bureau. ISBN 978-0-7881-3330-5.
- Laurence Urdang, ed. (1996). Timetables of American History. Touchstone. ISBN 978-0-7432-0261-9.
- The 1858 Fashion Race Course Baseball Match, Baseball Almanac, http://www.baseball-almanac.com/treasure/autont2006b.shtml Accessed August 5, 2013
- Federal Writers' Project 1939.
- American Association for State and Local History (2002). "New York". Directory of Historical Organizations in the United States and Canada (15th ed.). ISBN 0759100020.
- Walk Through Queens 2004.
- Mike Tigas and Sisi Wei (ed.). "Queens, New York". Nonprofit Explorer. New York: ProPublica. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- "Movie Theaters in Flushing, New York". CinemaTreasures.org. Los Angeles: Cinema Treasures LLC. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- "United States: New York State". Statesman's Year-Book. London: Macmillan and Co. 1921.
- Patrick Robertson (2011). Robertson's Book of Firsts. Bloomsbury. ISBN 978-1-60819-738-5.
- "IND Division Timeline". Nycsubway.org. David Pirmann. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- "Movie Theaters in Long Island City, New York". CinemaTreasures.org. Los Angeles: Cinema Treasures LLC. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- "Movie Theaters in Astoria, New York". CinemaTreasures.org. Los Angeles: Cinema Treasures LLC. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- Kroessler 2002.
- "US Newspaper Directory". Chronicling America. Washington DC: Library of Congress. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- "Attractions". It's In Queens. Queens Economic Development Corporation. Archived from the original on December 28, 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- "USA: New York: New York City: Queens". Emporis.com. Hamburg: Emporis GmbH. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- "New York". Official Congressional Directory. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 2003.
- Air Disasters Timeline, BBC News, November 1, 2015
- "Newtown Historical Society". Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- "Queens County (Queens Borough), New York". State & County QuickFacts. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- Civic Impulse, LLC. "Members of Congress". GovTrack. Washington, D.C. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- published in the 19th century
- Franklin B. Hough (1872), "Queens County", Gazetteer of the State of New York, Albany, N.Y: Andrew Boyd, OCLC 18450990 – via Internet Archive
- History of Queens County, New York. Munsell. 1882.
- Trow's Business Directory of the Borough of Queens. NY: Trow. 1899. + Register
- published in the 20th century
- Federal Writers' Project (1939). "Queens". New York City Guide. American Guide Series. New York: Random House – via HathiTrust.
- Mary A. Glascock. An Annotated Bibliography of the History of Queens County, New York (Queens College, 1977) 218 pages
- Janet E. Lieberman and Richard K. Lieberman. City Limits: A Social History of Queens (Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1983)
- Vincent F. Seyfried; William Asadorian (1991). Old Queens, N.Y., in Early Photographs. Dover. ISBN 978-0-486-26358-8.
- published in the 21st century
- Jeffrey A. Kroessler (2002), New York Year by Year: A Chronology of the Great Metropolis, New York University Press, ISBN 0-8147-4751-5
- "Resources". A Walk Through Queens. Daniel Greenberg, producer. Educational Broadcasting Corporation. 2004.CS1 maint: others (link) (includes "History" section)
- Claudia Gryvatz Copquin (2007). The Neighborhoods of Queens. Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-11299-8.
- Brendan McGovern and John W. Frazier (2015). "Evolving Ethnic Settlements in Queens: Historical and Current Forces Reshaping Human Geography". Focus on Geography (58).
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Queens, New York City.|
- "Timeline of Queens History". Queens Historical Society.
- "Queens Timeline". Greater Astoria Historical Society.
- "Archives at Queens Library". NY: Queens Library.
- Walter Greenspan. "Geographic History of Queens County" – via RootsWeb.com. (timeline)
- "Best of the Web: New York City History: Queens". New York Public Library.