This Day in San Diego History

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Sunbelt Publications, 2009 - History - 390 pages
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This Day in San Diego History covers key people, places, and events that helped make San Diego the lively, colorful, and eclectic city and county that it is. The author has chosen an occurrence of note for each date on the calendar: on this day a particular person of note did something memorable, on this one, an important event happened or a place became noteworthy. Some events will be well-known to local residents, but many are obscure but important tidbits from our region's past. San Diego's story emerges like a mosaic composed of these kaleidoscopic pieces, with the reader choosing which days to read, and thereby creating their own way to learn about our county's history. Scholars and amateur historians may choose to pick historical subjects (via the comprehensive index) to concentrate upon. This invaluable reference will be an important addition to the library of every student of regional and California history. Examples from the book: January 1, 1915, the Panama-California Exposition opened in Balboa Park; On April 28, 1921, Miss Eliza Virginia Scripps died in London at the age of 68; JULY 16, 1769. On San Diego was officially founded, as a mission; November 26, 1885, the first Transcontinental Train from the East arrived in San Diego.

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