- 1010 - foundation of a fortress by Yaroslav the Wise on the place of the ancient
settlement named the Bear's Corner, at the junction of the Kotorosl and Volga rivers.
- 1071 - first mention of the town in a chronicle as the watch point on the outskirts
of the Rostov-Suzdalian principality. Yaroslavl - the Volga strong point of Yaroslav
- 1207-1238 - prosperity of the town in the reign of Constantine Vsevolodvitch and
his son Vsevolod.
- 1218 - division by the prince Constantine of his lands among his sons. Capital of
an independent principality of great trade significance by virtue of its location
of the Volga.
- 1238 - devastation of the town by Tartar-Mongols.
- 1257 - bloody battle with the Golden Horde on Mount Tugovaya near the town. Defeat
of the Golden Horde.
- 1262 - revolt against the Golden Horde.
- 1380 - Yaroslavl militia takes part in the battle against Tartar-Mongols at Kulikov.
- 1463 - merging of the Yaroslavl and Moscow principalities.
- 1516 - construction of the Redeemer Cathedral of Our Savior, the oldest surviving
monument of Yaroslavl.
- 1612 - people's volunteer army under Minin and Pozharsky. Establishment of the All-Russian
governmental body "Council of the Whole Land".
- 1692 - construction of a church on Mount Tugovaya in memory of the Golden Horde.
- 1693 - establishment by Peter I of regular mail communication between Yaroslavl and
- 1718 - opening of a "figure" (primary) school - first educational institution in
- 1722 - decree of Peter I on foundation of a large Yaroslavl linen factory.
- 1727 - Yaroslavl - big industrial city, part of the Moscow province
- 1750 - foundation of a theatre group under F.G. Volkov that laid the groundwork for
the Russian theatre.
- 1778 - adoption of the general construction plan.
- 1784 - opening of the first Yaroslavl publishing-house.
- 1786 - issue of the first Russian provincial magazine "Secluded Poshekhonets (inhabitant
- 1788 - discovery of "Word of Igor's Detachment" , the most precious monument of the
Old Russian literature, in the Redeemer Monastery.
- 1796 - Yaroslavl - centre of the province.
- 1803 - establishment of Demidov's high school by the initiative and at the expense
of P.G. Demidov. This later became the university.
- 1812 (June-August) - gathering of people's volunteer corps to fight Napoleon's army.
- 1820-1821 - building of a main boulevard.
- 1831 - issue of the newspaper "Yaroslavl Provincial News".
- 1832-1837 - N.A. Nekrasov, future Russian poet, attends high school in Yaroslavl.
- 1860 - opening of a telephone line connecting Yaroslavl and Moscow.
- 1870 - end of the construction of the railway line linking Yaroslavl to Vologda,
Kostroma and St. Petersburg.
- 1883 - construction of a water supply line.
- 1897 - census registered 2755 wooden and 1099 stone houses, 77 churches.
- 1899 (October) - establishment of the first town public library.
- 1900 - launching of the first power station.
- 1903 - end of the construction of the railway bridge over the Volga.
- 1905 (November) - establishment of the Soviet of the Workers Deputies at a Yaroslavl
- 1908 - opening of a teachers' training college.
- 1918 (July) - defeat of a mutiny of socialist-revolutionaries resulting in severe
damage to many buildings in the town.
- 1936 (March) - formation of the Yaroslavl Region.
- 1963 - V.V. Tereshkova, born in the Yaroslavl Region, is the first woman in space.
- 1970 - opening of an arts museum.
- 1973 - opening of a monument to F.G. Volkov in the square named after him.
- 1985 (August) - celebration in honour of the 975th anniversary of Yaroslavl. Setting
of a memorable sign in honour of this event and a rotunda pavilion. Launching of
fountains in the square of Yaroslavl.
- 2000 - Yaroslavl features on the new 1,000 Ruble note.
- 2010 (September) - celebration in honour of the 1,000th anniversary of Yaroslavl
(see more details here).