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                                  20TH CENTURY
      1904           1914
The Triborough Bridge opens to traffic.
The Bronx-Whitestone Bridge opens.
The Major Deegan Expressway opens.
The Bronx County Historical Society is founded.
The Throgs Neck Bridge opens.
The Cross-Bronx Ex- pressway is completed.
The Museum of Bronx History opens.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts opens.
Kook DJ Herc creates the musical movement known as hip-hop.
President Jimmy Carter visits The Bronx, followed by televi-
sion and newspaper cameramen recording widespread devastation and destruction of the urban surroundings.
This projects a powerful negative image of the Bronx across the nation and around the world.
The Bronx County Archives moves to new building dedicated to Bronx History.
The Bronx is designated an “All American City” by the National Civic Council.
                              The IRT subway is extended to the Bronx under 149th Street.
The Jerome Park Reservoir is opened.
The Bronx flag is designed. It consists of orange, white and blue horizontal stripes to represent the Neth- erlands, upon which
is superimposed the Bronck family coat- of-arms enclosed in a laurel wreath.
The Bronx becomes the last (62nd) county of the state of New York.
The Kingsbridge Armory, reputedly the largest in the world, is completed.
Yankee Stadium opens with Babe Ruth hitting a home run, giving it the nickname of “The House That Ruth Built.”
The Henry Hudson Bridge and Henry Hudson Parkway open to traffic.
                                                                                                                               2000           2002             2009           2016           2018
                                 The Bronx enters the 21st century.
Elias Karmon forms the new Bronx Chamber of Commerce.
Bronx-born Sonia Sotomayor is nominat- ed and confirmed for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Bronx Borough Historian Lloyd Ultan completes The North- ern Borough, the first one-volume history of the Bronx since 1912.
The new Yankee Stadium opens to great acclaim.
The Edgar Allan Poe Visitors Center and Bronx Tourism Bureau opens in Poe Park along the Grand Concourse.
Darcel Denise Clark, Bronx County District Attorney, becomes the first female of color
to serve as a district attorney in the history of the State of New York.
New City Island Bridge opens in October 2017 connecting City Island with Rodman's Neck on the mainland of The Bronx.
The Bronx Business Directory & Resource Guide is introduced as an annual publication.
29-year-old Progressive Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez becomes the youngest woman elected to Congress taking over New York's 14th Congressional District which includes parts of the Bronx
and Queens.
Democrat Alessandra Biaggi is elected to the NYS Senate for the 34th District of the New York State Senate, which includes portions of Bronx and Westchester Counties.
2001         2005
       Gen. Colin Powell, Bronxite, appointed U.S. Secretary of State.
Dedication of the Bronx County Archives and Storage Facility.
Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer runs for Mayor and is defeated by Michael Bloomberg.
In a bold and historic move, the world- famous Fulton Street Fish Market moves
from Lower Manhattan to Hunt’s Point in the Bronx. Today, it is the second-largest fish mar- ket in the world, with more than one billion dollars in annual sales.
                                A majority of the preceding Timeline of the Bronx was compiled and generously submitted by the Bronx Historical Society for the purpose of publication in this directory.

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