- February 4 - Ellen G. White's letter says: "A place must be provided to which the sick could be taken, where they could be taught how to live so as to preserve health."
- April 28- General Conference telegram to John Burden instructs him not to make deposit on Loma Linda.
- May 14 - Mrs. White writes in a letter, "Dear Brother Burden: Secure the property by all means."
- May 29 - John Burden pays $1,000 down to buy Loma Linda.
- June 12 - Mrs. White visits Loma Linda for first time.
- July 26 - $5,000 from unexpected sources arrives on deadline of second payment for Loma Linda.
- August 22 - Mrs. White writes: "This is the most delightful situation for a sanitarium I have ever seen."
- August 24 - Loma Linda Sanitarium incorporates with John Burden as president.
- October 12 - Sanitarium admitted first patients. Horse and buggies picked up patients from the train station.
- November 1 - Loma Linda Sanitarium officially opens.
- November - Loma Linda Sanitarium accepts first nursing students.
- March 29 - Nurses hold dedication service.
- April 15 - Mrs. White dedicates Loma Linda Sanitarium.
- September 20 - College of Evangelists declared open.
- October 4 - College of Evangelists begins instruction with 35 students.
- July 10 - First commencement consisted of these seven nurses.
- December 13 - The State grants charter of incorporation to College of Medical Evangelists.
- January 27 - Mrs. White writes "The medical school at Loma Linda is to be of highest order."
- June 15 - Loma Linda Sanitarium officially consolidates with the College of Medical Evangelists (CME) Corporation.
- February 27 - First women's residence hall opens.
- April 4 - Mrs. White endorses the building of the new hospital and the plan for student physicians to receive some of their clinical education in Los Angeles.
- October 28 - CME opens temporary hospital facilities with eight rooms, accommodating up to 10 patients.
- March 26 - CME Board decides to offer part of medical training in Los Angeles.
- September 29 - CME launches its Los Angeles dispensary.
- October 31 - The new Loma Linda Hospital, located in the middle of what is now the basic sciences quadrangle, nears completion.
- November 24 - Board members name the new facility Loma Linda Hospital.
- December 1 - Loma Linda Hospital opens and patients are moved into the new facility.
- June - First physicians graduate from CME.
- Fall - The Council on Medical Education secretary visits CME to make a preliminary assessment of its standing with the American Medical Association.
- July 16 - Ellen G. White dies at age 87. Funeral at Battle Creek, Michigan on July 24.
- June 7 - Board authorizes purchase of Ellen G. White Memorial Hospital site.
- February 3 - B rating given CME by Council on Medical Education.
- September 10 - Dietitians Training School begins operation.
- November 14 - AMA Council on Medical Education votes A rating for CME.
- February 7 - The Board considers an outdoor amphitheater, later named Loma Linda Bowl.
- August 24 - First unit of second hospital is completed.
- April 22 - Groundbreaking is held for the main section of the new building, now known as Nichol Hall.
- May 17 - Board changes the name of the Dietitians Training School to the School of Dietetics.
- March 20 - Second hospital is opened for patients.
- April 7 - New hospital on hill dedicated after second unit completed.
- April 7 - CME is accredited by Northwest Association of Secondary & Higher Schools.
- April 12 - Board approves the School of Laboratory (Medical Technology) Technique.
- April 17 - CME is accredited by Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools.
- August 28 - Medical technology program approved by AMA.
- May 17 - Proposal is made to Adventist Church and CME leaders concerning a School of Dentistry.
- February 3 - School of Physical Therapy is established.
- October 2 - Ground is broken for men's residence hall.
- June 6 - Physical therapy program receives initial approval by American Medical Association.
- September - Men's residence is completed, named Arthur G. Daniells Hall.
- April 8 - Army Specialized Training Program approved.
- June 30 - 47th General Hospital unit activated at Hammond General Hospital in Modesto, California.
- July 1 - Accelerated program of medical education begins.
- August 15 - National Association of Seventh-day Adventist Dentists (NASDAD) is organized.
- September 15 - Army Specialized Training Program is organized in Loma Linda.
- April - 47th General Hospital unit shipped to New Guinea.
- September 28 - Oran I. Cutler Auditorium named.
- November 19 - Radiological technology program receives American Medical Association approval.
- February 28 - Department of religion is authorized.
- April 1 - School of Tropical and Preventive Medicine opens.
- April 19 - Loma Linda and White Memorial nursing courses are combined.
- August 30 - Baccalaureate degree program in nursing begins.
- August 11 - New surgical wing opens.
- June 11 - Last graduation ceremonies are held in Loma Linda Bowl.
- October 21 - General Conference officers vote to establish CME School of Dentistry.
- November 29 - AMA completes first inspection of CME since 1936.
- December 10 - Nursing is accredited by National Nursing Accrediting Service.
- February 26 - School of Dietetics becomes School of Nutrition.
- August 31 - Hydrotherapy at Sanitarium renamed "Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation."
- October 29 - Board approves private practice plan for physicians.
- April 12 - Board recommends CME consolidation; favors Loma Linda campus.
- June 14 - New library/administration building complex is occupied.
- August 30 - First classes begin at the School of Dentistry.
- September 13 - Loma Linda Library dedicated.
- January 28 - Graduate School is officially organized.
- March 9 - School of Nursing obtains approval for adoption of quarter unit credit system.
- August 25 - First CME graduate nursing students are enrolled.
- April 26 - Founders Day celebrates CME's 50th anniversary.
- September 1 - Faculty and students move into the new dental building.
- September 18 - School of Dentistry building is dedicated.
- November 4 - New anatomy building holds first class.
- December 27 - "To make man whole," first chosen as the theme for the 1955, year-long 50th anniversary, adopted as institution's motto.
- May 23 - Dental program is approved by ADA's Council on Dental Education.
- June 9 - First dental graduation is held.
- October 31 - School of Dentistry plans dental hygiene course.
- January 28 - Board approves a two-year occupational therapy curriculum leading to a BS degree.
- May 26 - Ground is broken for new women's dormitory.
- November 27 - Board approves occupational therapy curriculum.
- February 24 - CME receives WASC accreditation.
- June 10 - Occupation therapy program is given initial approval by AMA.
- June 13 - CME's master's program in nursing receives accreditation.
- July 22 - CME team removes bullet from man's heart - first time heart-lung machine used for this purpose.
- September 25 - Second Kate Lindsay Hall opens.
- July 1 - CME becomes Loma Linda University.
- September 7 - Dental hygiene program approved by ADA.
- March 30 - OT program approved by AMA's Council on Medical Education.
- April 26 - Medical records administration curriculum authorized.
- April 26 - The School of Dietetics becomes the School of Nutrition and Dietetics.
- September 26 - LLU board votes to unify campus at Loma Linda.
- December 4 - Ground broken for Graduate School building.
- April 29 - First open heart surgery team leaves for Pakistan.
- June 27 - Trustees ratify School of Medicine affiliation with Riverside County General Hospital.
- August 9 - Vice president Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Overseas Heart Surgery Team.
- September 3 - University SCOPE begins publication.
- December 1 - Medical record administration program begins.
- June 7 - Ground is broken for LLUMC.
- August 25 - Clinical pastoral education program is authorized.
- September 1 - School of Public Health is organized.
- November 16 - Ground is broken for biochemistry building on LL campus.
- February 22 - First annual President's convocation is held.
- May 25 - Trustees vote to expand LLUMC to 11 stories from 9.
- June 6 - First woman graduates from School of Dentistry.
- August 6 - HEW awards $129,217 to dentistry to set up and operate oral health service at Monument Valley.
- January 25 - Completion of the east tower marks structural completion of new hospital.
- July 1 - School of Health Related Professions is organized.
- September 27 - Ground is broken for Dale Gentry Gymnasium.
- October 1 - Monument Valley Dental Clinic begins operation.
- October 30 - First meeting of Public Health Association of Seventh-day Adventists is held.
- February 8 - The Division of Public Health becomes the 15th School of Public Health in the nation, and the 6th professional school on the Loma Linda campus.
- April 17 - First kidney transplant performed at Loma Linda University Hospital.
- April 23 - Constituency approves LLU/La Sierra College merger.
- June 23 - School of Public Health receives full accreditation.
- July 1 - The School of Public Health begins instruction.
- July 1 - LSC becomes College of Arts and Sciences of LLU.
- July 9 - LLUH is first occupied.
- July 10 - The first baby is born in the new University Hospital.
- October 17 - Original Loma Linda Sanitarium is razed.
- November 1 - First open-heart surgery is performed by LLU team in Greece.
- March 7 - The Dale Gentry Auditorium and Gymnasium opens.
- February 8 - School of Nutrition and Dietetics becomes the department of nutrition and dietetics.
- March 31 - LLUH is dedicated.
- August 5 - School of Dentistry announces new two-year dental assisting program.
- January 26 - Nichol Hall opens.
- January 28 - Second hospital is renamed Francis D. Nichol Hall.
- February 16 - Dedication of LLUH meditation chapel is held.
- October 26 - Helipad opened at LLUH.
- January 27 - LLU offers a black history course for credit for the first time.
- February 15 - LLU mobile dental van begins service among 400 Indians living on Morongo Indian Reservation.
- February 25 - First "School With a Heart" (now called "Clinic With a Heart") is held, providing a day of free dental care for the community.
- July 26 - School of Dentistry team leaves for Central America.
- August 20 - Loma Linda University Hospital is renamed Loma Linda University Medical Center.
- September 14 - School of Public Health is renamed School of Health.
- January 15 - Mobile dental clinic program is inaugurated.
- July 1 - School of Health Related Professions becomes School of Allied Health Professions.
- August 20 - President Nixon arrives in Loma Linda to announce VA hospital.
- February 23 - LLU donates 15 acres for the new VA hospital.
- May 22 - LLUMC Air Medical Service is inaugurated.
- June 5 - First helicopter to be operated by a California hospital goes into service at LLU.
- February 22 - School of Nursing is relocated from LLUMC to West Hall.
- June 7 - School of Nursing administration hosts open house.
- July 6 - First LLUMC patient receives pacemaker.
- November 11 - Councillors Field is dedicated.
- April 17 - First open heart surgery in Vietnam is done by LLU team.
- April 24 - First Fine Arts Festival begins at LLU.
- June 16 - VA Hospital groundbreaking held.
- August 1 - First Seventh-day Adventist Health Study questionnaire is sent to 50,000 Adventists.
- October 9 - Adventist church begins Annual Council session on LL campus.
- May 2 - Vietnamese refugees arrive.
- October 6 - Outpatient Hand Rehabilitation Center opens.
- January 20 - First open-heart surgery in Saudi Arabia is done by LLU team.
- January 21 - Loma Linda Ellen G. White Estate/SDA Research Center is dedicated.
- March 11 - LLU announces accreditation of Hearing, Language & Speech Center.
- June 18 - First allied health missionaries leave LLU for Africa.
- September 25 - Grand opening is held for Jerry L. Pettis Memorial Veterans Hospital.
- May 10 - LLU announces undergraduate degree program in geology.
- August 27 - Ground is broken for Del E. Webb Memorial Library & Randall Visitor Center.
- September 4 - Faculty Medical Offices building opens.
- December 2 - First group of LLU medical personnel flies to Thailand to help Cambodian refugees.
- January 3 - First recipient of Open Hearts for Children Fund undergoes surgery at LLUMC.
- June 2 - LLUMC named regional trauma center for Inyo, Mono, Riverside & San Bernardino counties.
- March 9 - Ground is broken for Alumni Hall for Basic Sciences.
- May 3 - The first Good Samaritan sculpture is unveiled.
- May 30 - Six people die in a LLU helicopter crash.
- August 24 - Opening ceremonies are held for Del E. Webb Memorial Library and Visitors Center.
- March - Medical graduates celebrate 50th Annual Alumni Postgraduate Convention.
- May 11 - Loma Linda Community Hospital purchased by LLUMC.
- May 15 - LLUMC Hospice begins.
- June 3 - Adventist Health System/Loma Linda certified by Secretary of State.
- March 13 - Alumni Hall for Basic Sciences opens.
- April 23 - Ground is broken for Schuman Pavilion.
- October 26 - "Baby Fae" receives the heart of a baboon.
- January 14 - Ellen G. White Estate Branch Office is dedicated.
- February - SIMS (Students for International Mission Service) is formed.
- August 29 - Annual Children's Day begins.
- November 20 - "Baby Moses" receives a new human heart.
- March 28 - Ground is broken for new LLUMC wing.
- September 16 - Irwin and Virginia Schuman Pavilion is dedicated.
- February 2 - Outpatient Surgery Center is opened.
- August 23 - School of Religion is organized.
- October 16 - Paul Holc receives a new heart when 3 hours old.
- February 8 - Loma Linda International Heart Institute opens.
- April 7 - Ground is broken for Proton Treatment Center.
- December 19 - Grand opening ceremonies are held for LLUMC south wing (phase one).
- August 26 - The first in vitro baby is born at LLU's Center for Fertility and In Vitro Fertilization.
- September - The School of Medicine accepts nearly 50 students from the medical school closing at Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
- October 31 - Groundbreaking ceremony for Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital is held.
- February 12 - Board votes to reverse La Sierra College and Loma Linda University 23-year consolidation.
- March 7 - LLU Riverside Trustees vote to rename the campus "La Sierra University."
- May 17 - Board of Trustees merge the School of Public Health and the department of preventive medicine.
- June 3 - Behavioral Medicine Center holds open house.
- August 25 - Constituency votes to separate Loma Linda and Riverside campuses.
- September 20 - Board of Trustees votes to formally recognize and designate LLU as a health sciences university.
- October 18 - Department of pathology and laboratory medicine becomes first academic department of SM to be sufficiently endowed to sustain its teaching functions with earnings from endowment assets.
- October 23 - First patient receives treatment at Proton Treatment Center.
- January 18 - BMC becomes operational.
- June 26 - First-in-the-world use of rotating gantry for proton therapy.
- September 29 - "Just For Seniors" program launched.
- March 9 - Newly remodeled and refurbished TotalCare Birth Center at LLUMC is reopened.
- June 3 - Groundbreaking services are held for the Ronald McDonald House.
- July 9 - LLUMC celebrates its 25th anniversary.
- July 20 - Children's Hospital Foundation established.
- December 8 - Drayson Center groundbreaking is held.
- January 16 - First kidney/pancreas transplant is performed at LLUMC.
- August 20 - The first local liver transplant is performed at LLUMC.
- November 10 - Children's Hospital holds grand opening ceremonies.
- February 15 - Groundbreaking is held for Rehabilitation Institute.
- May 9 - Grand opening held for Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital.
- November 4 - First artificial heart is implanted at LLUMC.
- December 1 - Memorandum of agreement signed between MC and NASA to collaborate on proton research projects.
- January 11 - Dedication and grand opening held for Drayson Center.
- May 15 - Center for Molecular Biology and Gene Therapy officially opens.
- July 31 - Open house is held for LLUMC Adult Day Care Center.
- October 14 - Unveiling ceremonies for bronze Good Samaritan are held.
- October 16 - Grand opening ceremonies for SAC Norton are held.
- December 1 - LLU&MC launches combined web site.
- April 13 - Transplantation Institute performed its 50th liver transplant.
- May 30 - Roderick conjoined twins are separated.
- June 29 - First bone-marrow transplant is performed at LLUMC.
- July 16 - Ricketts Research Library and Learning Center is dedicated.
- September 26 - Ribbon-cutting ceremonies are held for the Judefind House.
- October 30 - Ceremonies are held honoring United States Congressman Jerry Lewis for his longtime support.
- November 29 - Baby Juan Santiago receives skin transplant, a first at LLUMC.
- February 17 - Center for Spiritual Life and Wholeness is established.
- March 1 - Wong Kerlee International Conference Center opens.
- March 2 - Opening ceremonies are held for the LLU Coleman Pavilion.
- March 27 - Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center entity is created.
- March 30 - Chan Shun Pavilion Cancer Institute named.
- September 11 - Grand opening of Ronald McDonald House is held.
- October 20-24 - First Seventh-day Adventist International Nursing Conference is held.
- November 16 - Center for Joint Replacement hosts grand opening.
- December 11 - Ribbon-cutting ceremonies are held for the Assistive Technology Assessment Center.
- February 3 - Groundbreaking ceremony is held for Geoscience Research Institute.
- February 6 - Groundbreaking ceremonies are held for the School of Dentistry expansion.
- March 17 - Opening ceremonies are held for the A. Gary Anderson Family Foundation Activity Room.
- May 20 - MC holds open house for children's outpatient program.
- July 27 - LLUMC is recognized as one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News and World Report.
- August 5 - Stamp honoring organ donations is unveiled at LLUMC.
- February 4 - 100th liver transplant is performed at LLUMC.
- May 26 - First stem-cell transplant is performed at LLUMC.
- September 14 - "Big Hearts for Little Hearts" is formed.
- May 13 - First PTA students graduate from Oakwood College.
- August 15 - First autologous stem cell transplant is performed at LLUMC.
- August 29 - Chief of pediatric neurosurgery combines two technologies to remove a tumor in a 13-year-old boy.
- March 6 - BMC holds open house to celebrate 10 years of operation.
- May 3 - LLUMC implants world's smallest pacemaker into infant.
- November 10 - SAC Health System celebrates fifth anniversary.
- January 8 - CAL FED donates deed for East Campus expansion.
- July 10 - LLUCH celebrates new pediatric emergency department.
- August 28 - LLUMC demonstrates new technology for non-disruptive retrofits.
- September 19 - LLU opens its new School of Pharmacy.
- December 12 - Ritchie Mansion grand opening marks new housing for cancer patients.
- February 6-10 - School of Dentistry celebrates 50 years of service.
- February 28 - LLUMC named top company to work for in Inland Empire.
- July 17 - LLU hosts fifth annual MITHS (Minority Introduction to Health Sciences) program.
- October 27 - LLUMC named among top 100 hospitals in cardiovascular care.
- October 28 - LLUAHSC responds to Southern California fires.
- November 4 - Walter's Children's Charity Classic raises $260,000 for LLUCH.
- December 11 - LLU adds School of Science and Technology.
- January 7 - LLU completes five years of physical therapy education to Puerto Rico; administrators discuss further collaboration.
- March 15 - LLU/LLUMC medical team travels to Afghanistan to evaluate hospital request.
- March 30 - "Venom ER" series begins on Animal Planet Channel.
- April 9 - School of Dentistry faculty assist with new residency program in Armenia.
- June 28 - July 3 Trauma team aids flood victims in Haiti and Dominican Republic.