1832
Je. 11 - A. H. Garland born in Covington, TX

1885
Mar 6 - Pres. Cleveland appoints A. H. Garlland Atty. General

1887
Jan 7 - Old Duck Creek business district burns 
Apr 8 - The Duck Creek News, forerunner of The (original) Garland News, debut Apr 12 - Dallas Co. record Town of Duck Creek plat
Dec 9 - Embree post office renamed Garland

1886
Sep 21 - Dallas Co. records plat of Embree

1891
Apr 18 - Garland gets corporate charter

1899
Jan. 26 - A. H. Garland dies in Washington
Nov 30 - Fire razes downtown Garland

1900 (Census pop. 819)

1901
Jan 7 - Voters create GISD by 49 to 5
Jan 24 - Santa Fe opens new depot

1902
Sept 22 - Garland High School inaugurated on 9th St.

1906
Sept 7 - Council grants franchise for 1st electric light plant
Sept 28 - County Baptist Assoc. condemns Sunday opening by Garland Fair Assoc.
Apr 22 - Auto tour from Dallas draws gawkers on Garland square
Je 6 - Local state militia company organized with 59 Garland men
Nov 16 - West Garland Local of Farmers Union organized
Dec 21 - GHS plays 1st ever intramural football game. Score: Mesquite 6, Garland 0

1907
Feb 6 - Monkey stolen from one of two Italian organ grinders awaiting departing train
Aug 9 - Lake Garland Park opening draws over 6,000
Sept 30 - Mollie Bailey circus in town
Oct 27 - Katy freight and passenger trains collide between Dallas and Garland, killing 1 injuring 50

1910 (Census pop. 965)

1915
Aug 2 - Texas Power & Light Co. franchised for electricity

1918
Sept 4 - Plane misses Love Field, lands here in oat field
Sept 26 - J. D. Cabaniss becomes 1st WWI casualty

1920 (Census pop. 1,421)

1923
Apr 1 - City electric and water service begins

1924
Sept 4 - Constable Lige Harris dies after shootout

1926
Apr 1 - First National Bank robbed of $4, 541.25

1927
Mar 19 - Community National Gas begins service
May 9 - Cyclone hits Garland, kills 14

1930 (Census pop. 1584)

1932
Apr 3 - Fire razes Garland Hotel at NE corner of square

1933
Mar 4 - State National Bank closed for Bank Holiday
Mar 17 - State National., Garland’s only bank, reopens
Mar 26 - Fountain dedicated to 18 lost in WWI                                                                                              
Jul 1 - Roach Feed and Grocer Co. opens
Aug 6 - 18th Amendment fails 173 to 121; local beer 121to 63
Dec 23 - Nicholson Memorial Library loans 1st book

1936
Jul 7 - Beer loses 438/335 in precinct vote
May 8 - GHS entrant wins city’s 1st state track & field title
Sept 11 - New Garland High School Dedicated

1937
May 8 - GHS entrant wins city's 1st state track & field title

1938
Apr 19 - Roy Rogers in town to plug movie

1939
May 30 - Athletic Field Hosts 1st outdoor GHS graduation exercise
Jan 28 - Single KRLD tower falls

1941
Apr 4 - Plaza Theater opens on the square
Apr 6 - Phone system converted to automatic dial
Dec 7 - W. E. Marshall, Jr. becomes 1st WWII casualty

1942
Feb 20 - GHS wins city’s 1st bi-dist. basketball title

1944
Mar 1 - Home mail delivery begins
Aug 5 - Pct. liquor vote fails 578/400
Jul 1 - Work begins on Luscombe plant

1946
Jan 16 - Garland Elementary School burns
Jun 5 - Jaycees organized
Jun 28 - Locals adopt Malmedy, Belgium for war relief
Sep 1-1st Jaycee Labor Day Celebration
Sept 30 - City Bus Lines begins service to Dallas

1948
Jan 10 - City acquires 50-acre Central Park site
Sept 24 - Jim Bob Groves becomes 1ST polio fatality
Oct 4 - Ninth mail carrier added
Nov 7 - Garland Volunteer Fire Station dedicated on 6th St. & Ave. A
Dec 21 -Both KRLD towers fall

1949
Jan 30 - B. H. Freeman, 2nd elementary opens
May 7 - GHS player nets city's 1st state singles tennis title
Je 13 - Duck Creek floods, kills 4
Aug 13 - Lions Club offers free DDT
Aug 29 - Emsco D+B Plant opens
Sept 1 - 1st Alcoholics Anonymous group forms
Nov 22 - Kiwanis Club organizes

1950 (Census pop.10,291)
Mar 1 - Pkg. meters set downtown for 1-yr. Trial
Apr 7 - Garland Rd. Drive-in Theater opens
Apr 18 - Oilwell Supply breaks ground on Forest Ln.
Oct 22 - Garland phone numbers gain 5th digit
Dec 11 - Garland Junior High opens on Ave. D

1951
Jan 23 - W.C. Daugherty, 3rd elementary school opens
Mar 5 - Gypsy camp discovered between Garland and Rowlett
Apr 13 - Police open new station on Ave. A & 6th St.
Apr 18  - Garland Little League chartered
Jun 1 - Garland studios of KTER radio debut
Jun 18 - Garland police get 2-way radios 
Oct 18 - Home Rule city charter approved 
Dec 18 - 1st Plan Commission named

1952
Mar 17 - DeSoto Paint and Varnish breaks ground
Mar 17 - County Tax Office branch opens on trial basis
Jun 2 - KMEA radio replaces KTER in Garland studio
Jun 21 - Swimming pool debuts in Central Park
Jul 11 - 221st Radio Relay Squadron of TX Air Nat’t Guard activates
Aug 4 - Live hand grenade found in Duck Creek near Centerville Rd.
Oct 17 - Meteor said to have exploded over Beltline & Centerville
Dec 6 - Council renames Bankhead Hwy – Garland Ave.

1953
Oct 7 - Lavon Dam dedicated
Nov 5 - 5000th telephone installed
Dec 10 - North Texas Municipal Water District created

1954
May 9 - Good Shepherd Catholic School dedicated
May 21 - Lake Lavon stocked with 987,000 bass
Jun 29 - “Colored baseball park” dedicated in E. Garland
Oct 7 - First game in Williams Stadium won by 9th Grade Jr. High Team
Oct 7 - GISD Board discourages married student attendance
Oct 12 - General Motors Training Center opens

1956
Jan 1 - St. Nat'l. Bk. of Garland becomes 1st Nat'l. Bk. in Garland
Jul 1 - Rick Oden becomes 1st U.S. Little League game fatality
Mar 23 - Steam Electric Plant dedicated
Dec 22 - GHS wins city’s 1st football title

1957
Jun 1 - GHS win’s city’s 1st regional baseball championship
Oct 1 - Garland Police hire first female staffer
Nov 3 - Garland phones extend dial service to Dallas

1958
Je 15 - IBM punch-card gear arrives for 1st autom'td city bills

1959
Sept 15 - Garland-Mills Cemetery Foundation established

1960 (Census pop. 38,501)

1967
Oct 28 - Olinger electric plant dedicated

1968
Apr 18 - Garland Civic Theater chartered

1970 (Census pop. 86,402)

1974
Aug 11 - NGHS gymnast wins city’s 1st national title
Sept 29 - Landmark Museum dedicated

1976
Dec 11 - SGHS runner wins city's 1st state cross-country title

1977
Apr 2 - City voters approve single-member districts

1978
Apr 22 - NGHS wins city's 1st state gymnastics team title

1980 (Census pop. 138,857)

1982
Jun 5 - Performing Arts Center ribbon cut

1983
Apr 2 - Jim Culp elected 1st black councilman
Jun 24 - Garland Summer Musicals debuts with Carnival

1989
Nov 15 - Officer Gerald Walker killed in traffic stop

1990 (Census pop. 180,650)
Jan 19 – Tornado hits Club Hill neighborhood.

1991
April 11 - Storm damages SGHS and neighborhood

1997
Feb. 15 - Officer David Moore killed in Bank heist

1998
Mar. 31 - Church group predicts godly visit on Ridgedale
Sept .2 - Officer Ronnie Lerma becomes traffic fatality 20

2000 (Census pop. 215,878)

2001
Feb 4 -The Dallas Morning News axes The (original) Garland News
Feb 8 - The Dallas Morning News debuts The Garland Morning News section
Mar 1 - Garlandonline.com debuts

2002
Nov 18 - DART rail service begins

2005
May 7 - Voters OK off-premise beer, wine sales by 6:4 mixed drinks in restaurants by 7:3
Aug 18 -The Dallas Morning News axes The Garland Morning News section.

2006
Apr 6 - The (new) Garland News debuts
Jun 3 - GHS wins 1st Class 5A Girl's softball championship

2007
Jun 2 – GHS Girl’s Softballers win 1st repeat Class 5A championship
Jun 16 – Ronald Jones elected 1st black mayor

2010 (Census pop. 226,872)

2014
Apr 15 - Eastern Hills Country Club sold in bankruptcy for $4.5 million
May 31 -Landmark Depot re-dedication in Heritage Crossing

2015
May 3 - Two attackers killed at Islamic cartoon contest