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1879

New California State Constitution ratified. One of its provision is dropping Spanish as an official language of the State. English is retained.

1927

Sale of the stock of Julian Petroleum was stopped on May 7, 1927, after his unscrupulous successors bilked investors out of an estimated $150 million, precipitating a local financial crisis. CC Julian founded Julian Petroleumin Southern California, but was forced to resigned in April 1925. Julian committed suicide by poison on March 25, 1934, in Shanghai, China.