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Key Dates

AD75
Roman military settlement established in Caerleon
AD864
St Woolos church founded by St Gwynllyn
1140
The first wooden castle is built on Stow Hill
1385
Newport is granted its first charter by Hugh, Earl of Stafford
1540
Newport Ship abandoned at site of later Moderator Wharf
1672
Tredegar House completed
1796
Opening of the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal
1810
Commercial Rd & Commercial St built by Sir Charles Morgan’s Tredegar Wharf Company
1839
Chartist uprising
1842
Town Dock opens - able to accommodate the largest ships in the world
1850
St Woolos Cemetery opens as the first public cemetery in the UK
1870
W H Davies, renowned poet born in Portland Street, Pillgwenlly
1877
Athletic grounds at Rodney Parade opens
1894
Belle Vue Park opens
1906
Transporter Bridge opens
1909
Disaster strikes during the construction of Alexander Dock - 39 men are killed
1937
King George VI visits Newport and cuts first sod of new Civic Centre building
1949
St Woolos Church achieves full cathedral status
1962
Spencer Works, Llanwern opens
1974
Tredegar House and 90 acres of parkland bought by the Council
1988
Newport hosts the National Eisteddfod for the second time
2000
Newport wins Wales in Bloom for the fourth time
2001
It is announced that Newport would be hosting golf’s 2010 Ryder Cup
2002
Newport awarded city status
2002
Newport Ship is discovered by construction workers at the site of the new Theatre and Arts Centre
2004
Newport hosts the National Eisteddfod at Tredegar House
2010
Newport hosts The 2010 Ryder Cup which the European team wins

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