First Chinese immigrants - two men and one women - arrive in San Francisco on the American brig, Eagle
Gold discovered at Sutter's Mill
Old St. Mary's Church erected. Presbyterian Church in Chinatown is the first Asian church in North America.
"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.
California�s Anti-Coolie Tax
California passes a law against the importation of Chinese, Japanese, and "Mongolian" women for the purpose of prostitution
Anti-Chinese ordinances are passed in San Francisco to curtail their housing and employment options. Queues are banned.
Chinese Congregational Church and Chinese United Methodist Church are established
Presbyterian Mission 官方正版幸运彩票 for Chinese women, later renamed Donaldina Cameron House is established
Page Law bars Asian prostitutes, felons, and contract laborers
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 Chinese Exclusion Act bans immigration of Chinese laborers to the United States and prohitbits Chinese from becoming naturalized citizens. (Chinese Exclusion Act List)
The "Chinese School" was renamed the" Oriental School," so that Chinese, Korean, and Japanese students could be assigned to the school.
Salvation Army established.
Cumerland Presbyterian Church is established.
Tung Wah Dispensary opens in Chinatown
Chinese exclusion act extended for another 10 years. (Chinese Exclusion Act List)
Chinese exclusion act made indefinite. (Chinese Exclusion Act List)
Independent Baptist Church is established.
San Francisco earthquake and fire. True Sunshine Episcopal is established.
Chinese Chamber of Commerce formed.
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.
Chinatown YMCA is established
Chinatown YWCA is established
Chinatown Public Library opens.
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.
The Nam Kue School is built. Tung Wah Dispensary is relocated and renamed Chinese Hospital.
The Chinese Playground is built
English-Language Newspaper for Chinatown
Chinese Exclusion Repeal Act by Congress and grants Chinese aliens naturaliztion rights. (Chinese Exclusion Act List)
Displaced Person's Act
Church of the Nazarene is established.
First Chinese Southern Baptist Church is established.
Immigration and Nationality Act
Chinese Historical Society of America founded
Luthern Church of the Holy Spirit is established.
Immigration Act of 1965.
First Miss Teen Chinatown Pageant
San Francisco Chinese Baptist Church is established.
First Chinese American women seen regularly on national television
Chinese Grace Church is established.
San Francisco Evangelical Free Church is established.
Immigration Reform Act of 1995
Commodore Stockton Elementary School was renamed Gordon J. Lau Elementary School in honor of the late civic leader and advocate for the Chinese community
Mayor Edwin Lee elected as first Chinese American mayor in San Francisco's history
Point Guard Jeremy Lin become the first Chinese American basketball player to start in the NBA.