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Happy 415 Day: San Francisco is 170 Years Old Today

Happy Birthday to the City of San Francisco!
By - posted 4/15/2020 No Comment

Happy Birthday to the city of San Francisco! San Francisco was incorporated on April 15, 1850.

Now, San Franciscans celebrate #415 Day on April 15 every year which is not only our city’s area code, but also the day when San Francisco officially became a city.

This year, we can’t be together, but we can still show San Francisco some love. Celebrate our city by supporting our local restaurants and ordering in tonight. Also, share your favorite photos of San Francisco and kind words with #415Day on Twitter and on Instagram.

And yes, San Francisco does have two “birthdays.” San Francisco was founded on June 29, 1776, when colonists from Spain established Presidio of San Francisco at the Golden Gate and Mission San Francisco de Asís a few miles away, all named for St. Francis of Assisi. Read more about the founding of San Francisco at sfmuseum.org.

Learn more specifically about how #415 Day was coined and its origins which was initiated by long time residents against gentrification. They held a Solidarity Forever celebration in Dolores Park on 4/15/16.