Fred Young, a World War I pilot, makes first landing of plane in Healdsburg July 5, crashes on takeoffJuly 7, survives.
2009 Public employees (cities, schools and county of Sonoma) are laid off as government bon affair coupon code officials make sharpbudget cuts.
1934 Government sets up programs to provide projects, jobs; state labor camp opens at Armstrong Grove.2008 Gasoline prices skyrocket and fall, soaring toward 4 a gallon early in the year but dropping well below 2a gallon by December.Prohibition curbs boom in 1920s.Major products are thin-film coatings andpigments that make ink counterfeit-proof.Pilot Leon Ferguson killed at Sonoma County Fair doing "daredevil tricks"as his father watches.Constructs a multi-purpose auto raceway at Sears Point in southeastern part ofcounty.2011 Critics demand public disclosure of pension records of Sonoma County government employees as retirement costs continue to rise."Guns for groceries" swap brings in large number of weapons.Train depot built in late 1880s turns El Verano into temporary boom town.1997 County economy, in "golden age grows 4th straight year.1921 Cotati School, built in 1913, destroyed by fire.
1888 In spite of ineffective water system, Sonoma forms volunteer fire department.
John Grant forms company to generate electric power at the Big Geysers in northeast part of county.