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          History

          Recommended reading: Chinese in America, Immigration at the Golden Gate, and The Children of Chinatown

          1848
          First Chinese immigrants - two men and one women - arrive in San Francisco on the American brig, Eagle

          1849
          Gold discovered at Sutter's Mill

          1853
          Old St. Mary's Church erected. Presbyterian Church in Chinatown is the first Asian church in North America.

          1859
          "The Chinese School" was created. Chinese children were assigned to this "Chinese only" school. They were not permitted into any other public schools in San Francisco.

          1862
          California�s Anti-Coolie Tax

          1870
          California passes a law against the importation of Chinese, Japanese, and "Mongolian" women for the purpose of prostitution

          1870
          Anti-Chinese ordinances are passed in San Francisco to curtail their housing and employment options. Queues are banned.

          1873
          Chinese Congregational Church and Chinese United Methodist Church are established

          1874

          Presbyterian Mission 官方正版幸运彩票 for Chinese women, later renamed Donaldina Cameron House is established

          1875
          Page Law bars Asian prostitutes, felons, and contract laborers

          1880
          US and China sign treaty giving the US the right to limit but "not absolutely prohibit" Chinese immigration. California's Civil Code passes anti-miscegination law. First Chinese Baptist Church founded.

          1882
          1882 Chinese Exclusion Act bans immigration of Chinese laborers to the United States and prohitbits Chinese from becoming naturalized citizens. (Chinese Exclusion Act List)

          1885
          The "Chinese School" was renamed the" Oriental School," so that Chinese, Korean, and Japanese students could be assigned to the school.

          1886
          Salvation Army established.

          1892
          Geary Act

          1894
          Cumerland Presbyterian Church is established.

          1900
          Tung Wah Dispensary opens in Chinatown

          1902
          Chinese exclusion act extended for another 10 years. (Chinese Exclusion Act List)

          1904
          Chinese exclusion act made indefinite. (Chinese Exclusion Act List)

          1905
          Independent Baptist Church is established.

          1906
          San Francisco earthquake and fire. True Sunshine Episcopal is established.

          1908
          Chinese Chamber of Commerce formed.

          1910
          Angel Island Immigration Station opens and operates as a detention and processing center for Chinese immigration. Thousands of Chinese immigrants spend weeks and months detained, undergoing rigorous interrogations by U.S. immigration officials.

          1911
          Chinatown YMCA is established

          1916
          Chinatown YWCA is established

          1921
          Chinatown Public Library opens.

          1924
          The "Oriental School" was renamed Commodore Stockton School. Alice FongYu was the first Chinese teacher. Students were barred from speaking Chinese in school or on the playground.

          1925
          The Nam Kue School is built. Tung Wah Dispensary is relocated and renamed Chinese Hospital.

          1927
          The Chinese Playground is built

          1940
          English-Language Newspaper for Chinatown

          1943
          Chinese Exclusion Repeal Act by Congress and grants Chinese aliens naturaliztion rights. (Chinese Exclusion Act List)

          1948
          Displaced Person's Act

          1952
          Church of the Nazarene is established.

          1954
          First Chinese Southern Baptist Church is established.

          1957
          Immigration and Nationality Act

          1963
          Chinese Historical Society of America founded

          1964
          Luthern Church of the Holy Spirit is established.

          1965
          Immigration Act of 1965.

          1966
          First Miss Teen Chinatown Pageant

          1978
          San Francisco Chinese Baptist Church is established.

          1982
          First Chinese American women seen regularly on national television

          1987
          Chinese Grace Church is established.

          1988
          San Francisco Evangelical Free Church is established.

          1995
          Immigration Reform Act of 1995

          1998
          Commodore Stockton Elementary School was renamed Gordon J. Lau Elementary School in honor of the late civic leader and advocate for the Chinese community

          2011
          Mayor Edwin Lee elected as first Chinese American mayor in San Francisco's history

          2012
          Point Guard Jeremy Lin become the first Chinese American basketball player to start in the NBA.

          Recommended reading: Chinese in America, Immigration at the Golden Gate, and The Children of Chinatown