|1900- Present Day
||First electric trams run in Manchester.|
John Rydlands Library completed.
||Municipal Technical School established, later to become University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST)|
||Women's Social and Political Union founded at Emmeline Pankhurst's house, Nelson Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock.|
||Midland Hotel opened. Mr Rolls met Mr Royce here, resulting the formation of Rolls-Royce.|
||Annie Horniman founded first modern repertory theatre company based at Gaiety Theatre, Manchester.|
||A V Roe flew the first British plane.
||Ford opens factory at Trafford Park for assembly line production of 4 Model Ts.|
Old Town Hall, Cross Street, demolished as considered dangerous. Free Library moved to temporary huts in Piccadilly where it remained until 1934.
||Alcock & Brown of Manchester the first to fly non-stop across Atlantic in an aeroplane.|
Rutherford first split the atom.
Extension to Royal Exchange opened by King George V.
||First radio broadcast from Manchester.
||Barton Aerodrome opened.
||Central Library, St Peter's Square opened.
||Town Hall extension opened.|
Ringway Airport ( now Manchester International Airport) opened, replacing Barton Aerodrome.
||Christmas Blitz inflicted serious damage on Central Manchester.
||The world's first electronic stored programme computer developed in Manchester.
||Last conventional trams run in Manchester.
||Smokeless zones introduced.|
Library Theatre opened.
Restored Free Trade Hall opened.
||Granada Television established.
||Co-operative Insurance Society building opened - the tallest office block in Europe.|
||Manchester Business School opened.
||Royal Exchange ceased trading.
||Population recorded as 541,468.
||Castlefield Urban Heritage park formed.
||G-MEX Centre opened.
||Metrolink opened by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Manchester Polytechnic became the Metropolitan University of Manchester.|
||Manchester Airport opened its second terminal.