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Founded in 1781, Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States with 4.0 million residents and 503 square miles of land making it the largest U.S. city by territory. The Los Angeles metro area is home to 13.1 million people. Los Angeles has 48.3 million annual visitors.
- 1841 141
- 1890 50 thousand
- 1924 1 million
- 1950 2 million
- 2017 4 million
- 2035 5 million projected
Los Angeles Nicknames
The City of Angels, The Big Orange, The City of Sunshine, and La La Land.
Los Angeles Firsts
- 1769-earthquake was recorded in the state just south of Los Angeles
- 1842-gold rush
- 1855-schoolhouse in the city
- 1874-streetcar in L.A. (horse-drawn)
- 1881-Los Angeles Times opens
- 1902-movie theater in U.S.
- 1910-police woman in the U.S.
- 1913-Hollywood movie
- 1927-movie with sound "The Jazz Singer"
- 1940-freeway in the U.S.
- 1942-world's first parking meter
- 1958-U.S. satellite "Orbiter"
- 1959-Barbie is introduced by L.A. company Mattel
- 1969-Internet message sent from UCLA
- 1984-summer Olympics
Los Angeles Inventions
- Oyster cocktail (Al Levy 1894)
- French dip (Cole's Pacific Electric Buffet 1908)
- Chili burger (Tommy DeForest 1913)
- Cobb Salad (Robert Howard Cobb 1930)
- Zombie cocktail (Don the beachcomber 1934)
- Shirley Temple cocktail (Chasen's 1938)
- Moscow Mule (Jack Morgan 1941)
- WD-40 (Norman Larson 1953
- Hula Hoop (Wham-O 1958)
- Hot fudge sundae (Clarence Clifton Brown 1959)
- Barbie (Mattel 1959)
- California Rolls (Ichiro Mashita 1970)
- Egg McMuffin (McDonald's 1972)
- Flaming margarita (El Compadre 1975)
- Nicotine patch (Murray Jarvik 1992)
Los Angeles Fun Facts
- When founded, the city was officially called "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora Reina de los Angeles sobre el Rio Porciuncula."
- L.A. has the third largest oil reserve in the U.S. underneath it.
- Los Angeles' economy is larger than that of Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, and Sweden.
- Largest number of women-owned businesses in the U.S.
- In 1923, 25% of the U.S. oil was produced in L.A.
- 65 Angelenos are legally named Jesus Christ.
Famous Los Angelenos
Leonardo DiCaprio, Marilyn Monroe, Adam Levine, Jennifer Anniston, Ice Cube, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Candice Cameron, Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie, Kristen Stewart, Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate, Jodie Foster, Ashley Judd, Jake Gyllenhaal, Haley Joel Osment, Candice Bergen, Helen Hunt, Liza Minnelli, Dustin Hoffman, Jeff Bridges, Carrie Fisher, Val Kilmer, George Lopez, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Elizabeth Montgomery.