1984 - A new international terminal opens at LAX, named for Mayor Tom Bradley. The Los Angeles coastal area was settled by the Tongva (Gabrieleños) and Chumash tribes.Los Angeles would eventually be founded on the village of iyáangẚ or Yaanga (written "Yang-na" by the Spanish), meaning "poison oak place.". El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles (The Town of the Queen of Angels) was officially founded on September 4, 1781. 1984 - The Mazda Miata is designed in Los Angeles. Its book holdings total approximately 5.8 million volumes. Pre-colonial history. Austin FC Colorado Rapids FC Dallas Houston Dynamo FC Los Angeles FC LA Galaxy Minnesota United FC Portland Timbers Real Salt Lake San Jose Earthquakes Seattle Sounders FC Sporting Kansas City Vancouver Whitecaps FC. 1984 - Los Angeles becomes the first city in America with two telephone area codes, as the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys are designated as 818. It was called El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula. For more than a decade, she worked as a nurse and midwife and, as the Los Angeles Times reported in 1905, “on the basis of [her] frugality and keen business acumen have been founded the … Their hunter-gatherer existence ended in the late 18th century with the arrival of Spanish missionaries and pioneers, led by Padre Junípero Serra. (Our Lady the Queen of the angels of Porcincula). The Los Angeles River. Los Angeles was founded by the Spanish on the site of a Native American village in 1781, but it wasn't until after the first film studio was established, in 1911, that Los Angeles really took off. By 1897 the area had 500 derricks, and in 1910 the area near Santa Monica Boulevard and Vermont Avenue was an unruly oil shantytown. History Los Angeles’ human history begins as early as 6000 BC, when the Gabrieleño and Chumash peoples occupied the region. The Los Angeles residents were made up … At first there was only a handful of families but by 1800 it had a population of 315. A history of the last two century’s transformation of the Los Angeles Valley from land of plenty to overgrown parking lot can be found in Blake Gumprecht’s excellent monograph, The Los Angeles River: Its Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth. The Los Angeles shop followed soon after when Eddie Cruz (one of three original owners) decided to move west. Los Angeles, city, seat of Los Angeles county, southern California, U.S. Los Angeles became a center of oil production in the early 20th Century. The Plaza Catholic Church was built in 1822. Maintaining the same principles as the New York shop, Union LA embraced the creativity of fresh designers within the city and continued the hunt for cool shit coming out of … Founded in 1872, the Los Angeles Public Library System serves close to 3.7 million people, with an annual circulation of 10,964,844. The great city of Los Angeles was founded in 1781. It is the second most populous city and metropolitan area in the U.S. Home of the American entertainment industry, the city is also known for its pleasant weather, urban sprawl, traffic, beaches, and ethnic and racial diversity. Today, some 30 airlines operate out of this terminal. Eastern Conference .