The Union Pacific Railroad and the Central Pacific Railroad connect at Promontory Point, Utah, improving transportation throughout America.
Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone.
The Compromise of 1877 ends the Age of Reconstruction.
The Masons sell their school building to M. C. Brown, who in turn leases it to the Methodist church.
The school is renamed "Cleveland College" in honor of President Grover Cleveland and begins teaching college-level courses.
The Masons sell the building to the Weatherford District of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; the name is changed to "Weatherford College."
The Eiffel Tower is built.
A tornado destroys the building, and Mr. Brown advises the Phoenix Masonic Lodge he is unable to continue payments on his note.
The Yukon Gold Rush begins.
Coca-Cola is first sold in bottles.
The institution temporarily ceases offering college courses and the name is changed to "Weatherford College Training School for Boys."
WC's first orchestra
is established on April 11, 1905
Wilbur and Orville Wright make four brief flights at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, with their first powered aircraft.
The first Model T Ford is completed in Detroit, Michigan.
The City of Weatherford purchases the school's property for the benefit of the Methodist Church, allowing the college to keep its doors open.
August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution grants American women the right to vote.
Weatherford College is reorganized as a junior college, and adds college courses that can lead to an associate of arts degree.
The first edition of the college's yearbook,
The Oak Leaf, is published.
WC fields a baseball team for the first time in the spring of 1923. The program only lasted for a short time until it was re-established in 2003.
Student newspaper, The Coyote, is published for the first time.
WC's Phi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for two-year colleges, begins operations.
April 26, 1929
WC student Morene Pritchard wins the state oratorical contest.
The New York Stock Market crashes, sending the United States into an unprecedented economic depression.
The Coyote football team wins its first state championship.
The Turing machine is first proposed by Alan Turing, becoming the foundation for theories about computing and computers.
A new WC policy is passed requiring instructors to have a master's degree or at least five years' teaching experience
The three branches of the Methodists unite; thus, Weatherford College becomes property of the United Methodist Church.
The first television broadcasts begin.
December, 30, 1940
The newly-constructed College Library opens.
Pearl Harbor is attacked on
December 7, 1941.
December, 30, 1941
WC football is suspended because of World War II.
WC merges with Southwestern University of Georgetown, TX.
WC football returns.
The WC board votes to allow African-American students to attend the college, night school classes only.
The proposal to create the Parker County Junior College District is passed in a county-wide election, making WC a public institution for the first time.
The college's first Ex-Students Association is formed in the spring of 1950
May, 12, 1950, Vernon D. Parrott is selected as WC president.
Fall of 1950, WC plays its last season of football.
June, 25, 1950,
The North Korean military begins the Communist-led invasion of South Korea.
Army Master Sergeant Chester M. Ovnand and Army Major Dale R. Buis become first two official American casualties of the Vietnam War on July 8, 1959.
WC is accepted as a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
July 1, 1971, The 26th Amendment, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18,
A Parker County special election to build a new campus passes, 926 votes to 170.
President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas.
July 2, 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law the historic Civil Rights Act.
September 16, 1968, Classes meet for the first time at the new campus.
The board approves a bid of $165,000 from W.M. West, III, of Dallas to purchase the original campus on South Main Street.
August 15-18, 1969, The Woodstock Music and Art Fair is held in New York State.
Neil Armstrong lands on the moon.
The Doss Student Center opens in January.
November 15, 1970,
Dr. E.W. Mince is named president
The federal government offers property from Fort Wolters in Mineral Wells to the college.
Richard Nixon becomes the first and only U.S. president to resign from office.
The board votes to build a 96-bed dormitory.
The first Alumnus of the Year Award is given to Zoe Switzer McCrary.
April 29, 1967, A groundbreaking ceremony is held for the new campus.
Researchers begin to assemble the "network of networks" that will become the modern Internet.
Operation Desert Storm begins.
The first Jack Harvey Academy of Exemplary Teachers event is held.
Parker County voters approve a $9 million WC bond to build a fine arts center and technology building, and to fund other improvements.
The college celebrates its 125th anniversary with the opening of the Memorial Plaza Amphitheater.
April of 1998, The new Fine Arts Center opens, which would later be named the Marjorie Black Alkek Fine Arts Center.
The Coyote basketball team advances to the NJCAA Final Four, finishing third in the country.
September 11, 2019, Terrorists take the lives of 2,977 people in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
The first baseball game at Roger Williams Ballpark is held, spring 2003.
Fall of 2003, Coyote Village, WC's student housing complex, opens.
WC's Cody Tew and Tarleton State's Matt Robertson win the team roping title at the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyoming.
Steve Jobs introduces the iPhone at the Macworld convention.
The WC cheerleading squad wins the Co-Ed Intermediate category at the NCA/NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida.
November 4, Wise County voters approve a branch campus maintenance tax to fund a new WC campus between Bridgeport and Decatur.
WC opens its Education Center at Granbury.
The first intercollegiate softball game in WC history is played at the new Stuart Field.
The new Academic Building opens.
The WC Foundation celebrates the success of the "The Time is Now for Your College" campaign, which raises $2.4 million.
The Don Allen Health Science Building opens.
Celebrating 150 years of history at Weatherford College.