29 Nov '13, 8pm

California’s first civilian town, San Jose, was founded today in 1777. Now it's the "capital of Silicon Valley."

San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Nueva California, which later became Alta California. The future tech capital served as a farming community to support Spanish military installations at San Francisco and Monterey at its inception. When California gained statehood in 1850, San Jose served as its first capital. Now the capital of Silicon Valley, San Jose hosts home offices for some of the United States’ leading tech companies. Of its tech employers, Cisco Systems, eBay, and IBM are the top three, respectively, according to 2011 data from the City of San Jose Office of Economic Development. Population and incorporation growth took off in the 1950s. Indeed, San Jose’s population in 1950 was 95,280, according to US Census data. By 1960, it had more than doubled to 204,196. Californ...

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