Foundation stone was laid for the new Guildhall. It was designed by John Guy Ferguson and funded by The Irish Society. A time capsule containing coins and newspapers was placed behind it.
The official grand opening of the Guildhall to the public.
A disastrous fire destroyed everything except the clock tower and rear block.
The Guildhall was rebuilt to a design by Matthew Alexander Robinson.
The famous Guildhall organ designed by Sir Walter Parrat was installed. The organ has 3,132 pipes and is the second largest concert organ in Northern Ireland.
The first of the stained glass windows was unveiled, attributed to Sir Alfred Newton and designed by Campbell Brothers of Belfast.
The first Feis Ceoil, later the Londonderry Feis, took place in the Guildhall.
United States Marine Corp hold a public parade in Guildhall Square to mark the anniversary of their arrival in Derry. The city played a pivotal role during the Second World War (1939 – 1945).
Local boxer Billy ‘Spider’ Kelly victoriously takes on Belfast’s John Griffen for the Northern Ireland Area Featherweight title in the Guildhall.
The renowned Derry tenor Josef Locke performs at the Guildhall in a charity concert for Derry City Football Club.
Shortly after her Coronation HRH Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh visited Guildhall Square.
Women from the Springtown huts march to the Guildhall to stage a protest in the council chamber about the poor housing conditions, pre-empting the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
The Guildhall was hit by two terrorist bombs that badly damaged the building during the Troubles, as well as the Organ and statue of Queen Victoria.
The Guildhall is established as a designated Grade A listed building for its special architectural and historic interest.
The Guildhall officially reopened after the bombings. It was fully restored at a cost of £1.7 million.
Field Day Theatre Company presented its first production, Brian Friel’s ‘Translations’ in the Guildhall.
The Guildhall was the backdrop for key address by US President Bill Clinton during his visit to Northern Ireland.
The Bloody Sunday families gathered in the Guildhall for the publication of the Saville Report findings.
The three-year refurbishment programme begins and the original 1887 time capsule was uncovered.
In June, a newly refurbished Guildhall opened to the public.