||Spain colonizes Alta California
||Mission San Luis Rey de Fracias is established
||Mexico gains independence from Spain
||Mission San Luis Rey is secularized
||Tin is discovered in Temescal Canyon
||R.B. Taylor, Adolph Rimpau, George L. Joy,
A.S. Garretson, & Samuel Merrill, purchase
12,000 acres of land and develop the community
||South Riverside Bee, the town’s first newspaper begins circulation;
First citrus grove is planted in South Riverside by Patrick Harrington
||Over 150 acres of citrus groves have been planted
in South Riverside
||South Riverside's first school, Lincoln, is built on the
site of what is now Victoria Park.
||April 26th, President Benjamin Harrison visits
South Riverside to see the tin bars from the
Temescal Tin Mine. In the photo, President Harrison
(wearing a top hat) can be seen standing next to a
stack of tin bars.
||Riverside County is formed;
Temescal Tin Mine closes
||A reading room opens in the Gleason Building in South Riverside
||South Riverside incorporates under the new name Corona
||Woman’s Improvement Club is formed
||Carnegie Library opens at 8th & Main Street
||Corona's first high school is built
||Corona Lemon Foothill Company is formed;
Washington School opens
||Association Charities is formed by the Woman’s Improvement Club, later this organization will be renamed Settlement House.
||September 9th, first Corona Road Race is held;
December 22nd, Marshal G.C. Alexander is murdered during a raid.
||July 28th, World War I begins;
November 26th, second Corona Road Race is held.
||Exchange Lemon By-Products Company opens, it is the first plant of this type in the United States.
||April 8th, the third & final Corona Road Race is held.
Race car driver Bob Burman, his mechanic Erick Schrader and local resident W.H Speer are killed when Burman's Peugeot veers off the track.
||April, President Wilson asks Congress for a declaration of war with Germany.
||August 12, Pvt. Chester Husted, stationed in France, sends a letter to his family in Corona. Husted died in battle on October 5, 1918 near Blanc Mont, France.
November 11, World War I ends.
||February 2nd, Lake Norconian Club opens, the luxury resort hosted celebrities such as Walt Disney, Bob Hope, and Shirley Temple;
October, a series of stock market crashes begin this will eventually lead to the Great Depression.
||Corona's Golden Jubilee
||March, severe floods cause damage in Riverside
& Orange Counties. The Corona Daily Independent
continues to publish typed copies of the newspaper which
staff deliver in boats.
||Construction of Prado Dam begins;
September 1, Germany invades Poland, World War II begins
||Residents of Prado are officially evicted, the land
where the town once stood becomes the
||December 7th, Japan bombs Pearl Harbor & the United States officially enters World War II;
December 8th, the U.S. Navy begins the converting Lake Norconian Club into a military hospital
||January, freezing temperatures threaten crops &
snow blankets the City
||April, Onias Acevedo is the first Hispanic to be elected to Corona City Council
||Highway 91 is constructed through Corona;
Rena Parker is the first woman to run for Corona City Council, she was defeated.
||Rena Parker is the first woman appointed to Corona City Council to fill a vacancy
||Rena Parker is the first woman to be elected to
Corona City Council.
||December 21, snow falls in Corona
||January & February, flood waters threaten the city
||Carnegie Library closes its doors and the new Library at 6th & Main Street opens.
||April, David Felix becomes Corona's first Hispanic mayor
||Sunkist plant at Joy & the railroad tracks closes.
||Olympic torch is carried through Corona.
||I-15 through Corona is completed.
||Current Corona Public Library building opens.