1850 Congress swiftly grands California statehood, in hopes that the U.S. can control Gold Rush profits.

1857 California's first winery, Buena Vista, was founded in Sonoma by Hungarian-born "Count" Agoston Haraszthy.

2014 The San Francisco Giants win the world series. Yes, again.

2017 Dry conditions and extremely high winds contribute to the deadliest wildfires in California history, primarily tearing through Napa and Sonoma counties. The weeklong firestorm destroyed more than 245,000 acres, 8,400 structures, and killed at least 42 people.

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