04/04/1850 The city of Los Angeles is incorporated
LOS ANGELES: A SHORT HISTORY 1/2
LOS ANGELES: A SHORT HISTORY 2/2
After the end of the Mexican-American War, LA and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and became part of the US. Roughly 2 years later, LA was incorporated as a municipality, governing over the adjacent area. In 5 months after this, California achieved statehood.
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