1147

Vologda is first mentioned in the chronicles. Trinity Monastery is founded by St. Gerasimus

1203

Vologda belongs to Novgorod according to Novgorod charters

1273

Prince of Tver Svyatoslav Yaroslavich together with Tatar army attacks Vologda

1371

Spaso-Prilutsky Monastery is founded

1448

Vologda is captured and plundered by Dmitry Shemyakas troops

1463

Ivan III makes a visit to Vologda

1472

The greater part of Vologda is destroyed by fire

1481

Vologda uyezd (district) of the Moscow state is established. Andrei the Younger becomes Prince of Vologda

1492

Cathedra of Perm diocese moves to Vologda from Ust-Vym. Vologda becomes residence to bishops of Vologda and Perm

1545

Ivan the Terrible visits Vologda, Spaso-Prilutsky and Kirillo-Belozersky monasteries

1554

Richard Chancellor, the first English ambassador, goes through Vologda on the way to Moscow to meet Ivan the Terrible

20 July 1556

Osip Nepeya (Vologda born), the first Russian ambassador, leaves for England with Chancellor

1565

Vologda is assigned to oprichnina (special administrative elite under Tsar Ivan the Terrible). 500 persons are appointed to guard the city. Preparatory work on fortification construction starts

1567-1570

Ivan the Terrible arrives in Vologda. Foundation of stone walls is laid. Tsars wooden palace and monumental St. Sophia Cathedral are erected. Captive Tatars and Turks deepen small rivers and dig ditches around the fortress

1600

Vologda with its possads (craftsmen's districts) has 671 houses

1611

Monastery of the Holy Spirit is founded (nowadays territory of stadium Dynamo)

1612

Poles and Lithuanians invade and burn down Vologda

1632

There are 313 shops, 66 granaries, 10 taverns in the city and its possads according to cadastres

1654

Hundreds of inhabitants die of plague in Vologda. Church of the Saviour is built

1654-1659

First stone belltower of St. Sophia Cathedral is constructed. Chiming clock is set there

1671-1675

Stone walls and tours surround the Archbishops Residence (nowadays territory of the Vologda State Museum-Preserve)

1686-1688

Dmitry Plekhanov from Yaroslavl with 30 icon painters decorates St. Sophia Cathedral with frescoes

1691

Peter I visits Vologda for the first time

1700

More than 100 pood (a unit of mass equal to 16,38 kg) of bell cooper are sent from Vologda by order of Peter I to cast canons. Tsars decree on foreign trade privilege through Archangelsk and Vologda is issued

1708

Vologda becomes a city of Arkhangelsk goubernia (province)

1711

Vologda numbers 35 malthouses, 33 tanneries, 8 brickworks, 6 dairies, 19 spinning mills, 7 tallow-melting works, a soap works, 41 smithies, 7 kvass-houses. Inhabitants of Vologda are sent to St. Petersburg for construction work

1730

Vologda Theological Seminary is opened in the Archbishops Residence. It exists till 1918

1766

First attempt to grow potatoes is made in Vologda

1772-1776

Resurrection cathedral is erected (nowadays building of the Vologda Picture Gallery)

1780

Vologda region ruled by governor-general is formed from Arkhangelsk and Novgorod provinces. Coat-of-arms of the towns and cities belonging to the Vologda region are approved.

1783

General town planning scheme is made

1788

First public bank of Russia is opened in Vologda

1796

Vologda region ruled by governor-general is abolished; Vologda gubernia (province) is formed. Population of Vologda is about 1000 people

1812

Militia groups are formed in the city and district because of Napoleons invasion into Russia. Values of Moscow monasteries and churches are brought to Vologda to be preserved there

1822-1823

Remains of the fortifications are demolished and boulevards are laid out on their place.

1824

Emperor Alexander I visits Vologda

1838

First issue of the newspaper Vologodskiye gubernskiye vedomosti is published

1841

First private theatre is opened in the city

1847

700th anniversary of Vologda is celebrated

1858

Population of Vologda is 16425 people

1871

City Duma and City Council are formed

1872

Railway communication along narrow-gauge line between Vologda and Yaroslavl is launched

1885

First museum of Vologda is opened in the House of Peter I. Grand Prince Vladimir Alexandrovich Romanov attends its consecration

1889

First city pawn-shop of Russia is opened in Vologda on the initiative of Khristophor Ledentsov, the Head of the city

1897

Train service along narrow-gauge line between Vologda and Arkhangelsk is launched

1898

Water-pipe and telephone exchange start working in Vologda. Stone railway station is built

1901

Construction of the railway St. Petersburg Vologda begins

1 February 1904

Electric power station is launched in the city

1908

First cinema Modern is opened (nowadays building of the restaurant Sever)

1911, September

Vologda Dairy Institute is opened

1918, February

Diplomatic corps moves from Petrograd to Vologda

6 June 1926

Broadcasting station start working in the city

6 November 1927

Railwaymans club is opened (nowadays Palace of Culture of Railwaymen). Foundation of a new concrete bridge across the Vologda river called later Oktyabrsky bridge is laid.

1928

Vologda and Molochnoye settlement are connected with a regular bus line

1930

State Pedagogical Institute of the North Region (nowadays Vologda State Teachers Training University) opens in Vologda

1931

Air service between Moscow, Vologda and Arkhangelsk is launched

1935

Construction of flax factory begins. First taxicabs M-1 appear in the streets of Vologda

1939

According to the All-Union census of the population 95 thousand people live in Vologda

22 June 1941

Martial law is imposed in the Vologda Oblast. In July a decree of Vologda garrison prohibiting walking along streets and traffic from 23 p.m. till 4:30 a.m. is published

1947

800th anniversary of Vologda is celebrated

1952

First street of the city Stalin Street (now Mira Street) is asphalted

1953

A dairy is put into service in Poshehonskoye Shosse

1954

Vologda Picture gallery is opened

1955

Park Mira is laid out in the north-eastern part of Vologda

1956

New water supply system is put into operation. Inhabitants of Vologda start using water from the Toshnya river

1957

Cinema Rodina is opened. 80 buses carry passengers within the city

1961

Bridge in honour of Vologdas 800th anniversary is opened.

National television starts working in Vologda

1963

First treatment plant of the city water supply is put into service

1966

Hotel Vologda is opened

1970

New bus station is opened

1971

First ball bearing is produced by the state-run bearing factory. Cinema Lenkom is opened

1974

New building of the Drama theatre is constructed

1976

First trolley-bus test run is conducted. Covered food market is opened

1981

New airport is opened

July 1982

Vologda is awarded order of the October Revolution

June 1985

Monument to Pushkin is unveiled in Pushkin street

12 August 1992

Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Alexius II visits Vologda

6 October 1996

First national elections of the Head of the city are held. Alexey Yakunichev wins them and assumes the office in the Exhibition centre Russky Dom on October 17

April 1996

Diesel submarine of the Kolsky Flotilla of the Northern Fleet is named Vologda

29 April 2001

Russian President Vladimir Putin makes an official visit to Vologda

2003

First line of the bypass route around Vologda is opened

2006

New bridge in honour of Vologdas 800th anniversary is constructed

2007

860th anniversary of Vologda is celebrated

1 October 2008

First digital school is opened

11 February 2009

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev makes an official visit to Vologda

3 March 2010

Museum of Lace is opened in Vologda

16 December 2010

New foot-bridge at the railway station is opened

24 December 2010

Palace of Sports Chevakata is opened

June 23-25, 2011

Vologda hosts the First International Lace Festival

October 1, 2011

Cultural and leisure centre for veterans Care is opened

October 5, 2011

Dance school Pirouette is opened

June, 2012

865th anniversary of the city foundation is celebrated

September 4, 2012

Youth Centre Gor.com35 is opened

October, 2012

Ice track with artificial ice - the first in the North-West of Russia - is opened

December 28, 2012

Ice Palace is opened

March 7, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Vologda

June, 2013

opening of swimming pool Dynamo after reconstruction

August, 2013

Vologdas airport resumes regular air travel

August 28, 2013

chapel of St. Gerasimus is consecrated in Vologda

August, 2013

Summer Spartakiad of Union of Cities of Russian Centre and North-West was held in Vologda

September 3, 2013

traffic along overpass connecting city center and Lukianovo microdistrict is opened

September 4, 2013

centre of culture Red Corner is opened

October 20, 2013

Olympic Torch Relay was held in Vologda

December 2013

Vologda became New Years Capital of Russia 2014

February, 2014

Vologdas resident Kristina Yermolinskaya participated in opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Sochi

March, 2014

the biggest Tsar Pie was baked in Vologda during Pancake Week

March, 2014

Vologda hosted Winter Sports Festival of Union of Cities of Russian Centre and North-West

May, 2014

construction of a new television tower began in Vologda

May, 2014

Tourism Industry Union was established in Vologda

June 1, 2014

Vologdas airport resumed its work

June, 2014

Bishop Ignaty headed Vologda eparchy

July, 2014

Vologda hosted first large-scale military and patriotic game and Shakespeare Festival

June 25, 2014

opening of Tourist Information Centre in Vologda

July, 2014

Festival of Creative Urban Planning was staged in Vologda

August, 2014

Youth Rally MOST took place in Vologda

August, 2014

Vologda hosted International Forum Social Innovation Studies. Municipal Experience

September, 2014

First International Festival Voices of Crafts was held in Vologda

October, 2014

Visa Centre of Finland was opened in Vologda

October 17, 2014

St. Sophia Cathedral got cathedral status

October, 2014

First Interregional Belov Readings Belov. Vologda. Russia took place in Vologda

October 23, 2014

Vologda Metropole was established

October, 2014

Days of Architecture were held in Vologda

December 17, 2014

new 21st city library was opened

December 2014

Vologda became New Years Capital of Russian North