California became the 31st state of the Union on September 9, 1850. It’s the birthplace of Sally Ride, Venus Williams, Peggy Fleming, Joe DiMaggio, Vince Guaraldi, and countless celebrities including Shirley Temple! Explore California history with this timeline and research printable. Create a map of the state, put a list of events in chronological order, and then use research prompts to help you dig deeper. Grab this 7-page free printable today!