This is a List of Chico firsts. See also History of Chico.
- Emma M. White was the first pioneer baby born in Chico in 1860
- First marriage: E.B. Pond and C.S. McNeal, Thanksgiving 1861.
- The Index was Chico's first newspaper
- A.H. Barber was Chico's first postmaster. He was appointed in 1851, the year the first United States mail arrived at Bidwell Ranch.
- Jane H. Voorhees was the first public school teacher.
- J.A. Clark was the first attorney in Chico.
- First municipal election was February 5, 1872 with 217 votes cast.
- The first City Board of Trustees comprised George Dorn, C.L. Pond, B.F. Allen, W.K. Springer, and John Kempf in 1872.
- George Dorn was the first President of the Board of Trustees.
- Emma Henry Roberts was the first female member of the Chico Board of Trustees in 1915.
- The first flight to land at Chico Municipal Airport was on March 2, 1935.
- First female mayor was Margaret Worley in 1981.
July 31, 1961: The first attempted 'skyjacking' of an airline on American soil. Said to be 'inspired by numerous airliner hijackings from other countries to Cuba', pipeline worker Bruce Britt, Sr., boarded and attempted to commandeer a Pacific Airlines flight at the Chico Municipal Airport, in Chico, California, intending to return to his home in Smackover, Arkansas. The attempt failed, but Britt shot two airline employees, blinding one for life.
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