San Francisco Demographics:
Famous People Who Have Lived in San Francisco:
Clint Eastwood, Danny Glover, Alicia Silverstone, Francis Ford Coppola, Cheech Marin,
Johnny Mathis, Jello Biafra, Jerry Garcia, Carlos Santana, Barry Bonds, Joe DiMaggio,
O.J. Simpson, Joe Montana, Mark Twain, William Randolph-Hearst, Ansel Adams, Robert
Frost, Alan Ginsberg, Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, and Harvey Milk
San Francisco History – Important Notes:
Miners from the Gold Rush era, who were often known as 49ers, needed durable work
clothes. This necessity led to the invention of denim jeans.
George Hearst took control of the San Francisco Examiner newspaper in 1880, after
accepting it in exchange for wiping out a gambling debt.
Alcatraz, the infamous prison on an island, started off as a military prison and
was later used to house federal inmates. Among the famous prisoners who spent time
in Alcatraz was the notorious gangster Al Capone.
In 1978 the residents of San Francisco were devastated by the news that Supervisor
Dan White had shot and killed Mayor George Moscone and the first openly gay elected
official in California, Harvey Milk.