California California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States.
It is the most populous U.S. state, home to one out of eight people who live in the U.S., with a total of 38 million people, and it is the third largest state by area (after Search with google:AlaskaAlaska and Search with google:TexasTexas ).
California is bordered by Oregon to the north, Search with google:NevadaNevada to the east, Search with google:ArizonaArizona to the southeast, and the MexicanMexican State of Baja California to the south.
It is home to the nation's second and fifth most populous census statistical areas (Greater Los Angeles Area and San Francisco Bay Area, respectively), and eight of the nation's 50 most populated cities (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach, and Oakland).
Sacramento is the state capital.
What is now California was first settled by various Native American tribes before being explored by a number of European expeditions throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. It was then claimed by the Spanish Empire as part of Alta California in the larger territory of New Spain.
Alta California became a part of Mexico in 1821 following its successful war for independence, but would later be ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican-American War.
The western portion of Alta California was soon organized as the State of California, which was admitted as the 31st state on September 9, 1850.
The Search with google:California Gold RushCalifornia Gold Rush starting in 1848 led to dramatic social and demographic change, with large-scale immigration from the U.S. and abroad and an accompanying economic boom.

California's Notable Births
1989 July 02
Alex Morgan, soccer player (born at San Dimas, California, USA) Cancer
1976 October 04
Alicia Silverstone, actress (born at San Francisco,California,USA) Libra
1982 December 29
Alison Brie, actress (born at Hollywood,Los Angeles,California,USA) Capricorn
1975 June 04
Angelina Jolie, actress (born at Los Angeles,California,USA) Gemini
1958 August 17
Belinda Carlisle, singer (born at Los Angeles, California, USA) Leo
1972 August 15
Ben Affleck, actor (born at Berkeley, California,USA) Leo
1956 November 20
Bo Derek, actress (Mary Cathleen Collins) (born at Long Beach, California, USA) Scorpio
1972 August 30
Cameron Diaz, actress (born at San Diego, California,USA) Virgo
1930 May 31
Clint Eastwood, actor (born at San Francisco,California,USA) Gemini
1975 February 22
Drew Barrymore, actress (born at Culver City, California,USA) Pisces
1937 August 08
Dustin Hoffman, actor (born at Los Angeles,California,USA) Leo
1970 January 06
Gabrielle Reece, volleyball (born at La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA) Capricorn
1916 April 05
Gregory Peck, actor (born at La Jolla, San Diego, California,USA) (dead 2003 June 12) Aries
1972 September 27
Gwyneth Paltrow, actress (born at Los Angeles,California,USA) Libra
1989 August 26
James Harden, Basketball player (born at Los Angeles, California, USA) Virgo
1969 February 11
Jennifer Aniston, actress (born at Sherman Oaks, California,USA) Aquarius
1981 April 28
Jessica Alba, actress (born at Pomona, California,USA) Taurus
1962 November 19
Jodie Foster, actress (born at Los Angeles,California, USA) Scorpio
1967 October 13
Kate Walsh, Movie Actress (born at San Jose, California,USA) Libra
1984 October 25
Katy Perry, singer (Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson) (born at Santa Barbara, California,USA) Scorpio
1995 November 03
Kendall Jenner, TV personality (born at Los Angeles, California, USA) Scorpio
1955 January 18
Kevin Costner, actor (born at Lynwood, California, USA) Capricorn
1984 June 27
Khloe Kardashian, socialite and television personality (born at Los Angeles,California,USA) Cancer
1980 October 21
Kim Kardashian, socialite and television personality (born at Los Angeles,California,USA) Libra
1979 April 18
Kourtney Kardashian, socialite and television personality (born at Los Angeles,California,USA) Aries
1997 August 10
Kylie Jenner, TV personality (born at Los Angeles, California, USA) Leo
1974 November 11
Leonardo DiCaprio, actor (born at Los Angeles,California,USA) Scorpio
1958 August 18
Madeleine Stowe, actress (born at Los Angeles,California,USA) Leo
1926 June 01
Marilyn Monroe, actress (Norma Jeane Mortensen) (born at Los Angeles,California,USA) (dead 1962 August 05) Gemini
1975 October 12
Marion Jones, athlete, basketball player (born at Los Angeles,California,USA) Libra
1978 August 06
Marisa Miller, actress (born at Santa Cruz, California,USA) Leo
1959 April 29
Michelle Pfeiffer, actress (born at Santa Ana, California, USA) Taurus
1964 January 07
Nicolas Cage, actor (born at Long Beach, California, USA) Capricorn
1937 August 18
Robert Redford, actor (born at Santa Monica, California, USA) Leo
1988 November 12
Russell Westbrook, Basketball player (born at Long Beach, California, USA) Scorpio
1968 July 23
Stephanie Seymour, model (born at San Diego, California, USA) Leo
1964 December 08
Teri Hatcher, actress (born at Palo Alto, California, USA) Sagittarius
1975 December 30
Tiger Woods, golfista (born at Cypress, California,USA) Capricorn
1956 July 09
Tom Hanks, actor (born at Concord, California,USA) Cancer
1985 October 28
Troian Bellisario, actress (born at Los Angeles, California, USA) Scorpio
1973 December 04
Tyra Banks, Model (born at Inglewood, California,USA) Sagittarius
1980 June 17
Venus Williams, Tennis player (born at Lynwood, California,USA) Gemini
1980 January 17
Zooey Deschanel, actress(Zooey Claire Deschanel) (born at Los Angeles,California,USA) Capricorn
1943 December 18
Search with google:Alan RudolphAlan Rudolph , movie director, sceneggiatore, actor (born at Los Angeles,California,USA) Sagittarius
California's Notable Deaths
2007 February 08
Anna Nicole Smith, actress, playboy (dead at Hollywood,Los Angeles,California,USA) (born 1967 November 28) Sagittarius
2008 December 11
Bettie Page, Playboy pin-up model (dead at Los Angeles,California,USA) (born 1923 April 22) Taurus
2003 August 30
Charles Bronson, actor(Charles Dennis Buchinsky) (dead at Los Angeles,California,USA) (born 1921 November 03) Scorpio
1960 November 16
Clark Gable, actor (dead at West Hollywood,Los Angeles,California,USA) (born 1901 February 01) Aquarius
2008 June 07
Cyd Charisse, actress (Tula Ellice Finklea) (dead at Los Angeles,California,USA) (born 1922 March 08) Pisces
1980 August 14
Dorothy Stratten, model (dead at Los Angeles, California, USA) (born 1960 February 28) Pisces
2011 March 23
Elizabeth Taylor, actress (dead at Los Angeles,California,USA) (born 1932 February 27) Pisces
2009 June 25
Farrah Fawcett, actress (Ferrah Leni) (dead at Santa Monica,California,USA) (born 1947 February 02) Aquarius
2001 November 29
George Harrison, singer,composer (The Beatles) (dead at Los Angeles,California,USA) (born 1943 February 25) Pisces
2003 June 12
Gregory Peck, actor (dead at Los Angeles,California,USA) (born 1916 April 05) Aries
2004 January 23
Helmut Newton, Fotografo (dead at West Hollywood, California, USA) (born 1920 October 31) Scorpio
1955 September 30
James Dean, actor (dead at Cholame, California,USA) (born 1931 February 08) Aquarius
2011 February 28
Jane Russell, actress (Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell) (dead at Santa Maria, California, USA) (born 1921 June 21) Gemini
1979 June 11
John Wayne, actor (dead at Los Angeles, California, USA) (born 1907 May 26) Gemini
1962 August 05
Marilyn Monroe, actress (Norma Jeane Mortensen) (dead at Los Angeles,California,USA) (born 1926 June 01) Gemini
2004 July 01
Marlon Brando, actor (dead at Westwood, California, United States) (born 1924 April 03) Aries
2009 June 25
Michael Jackson, singer (dead at Los Angeles,California,USA) (born 1958 August 29) Virgo
2009 September 14
Patrick Swayze, actor (dead at Los Angeles,California,USA) (born 1952 August 18) Leo
2014 August 11
Robin Williams, actor (dead at Paradise Cay, California,USA) (born 1951 July 21) Cancer
2012 February 11
Whitney Houston, singer, actress (dead at Beverly Hills, California, USA) (born 1963 August 09) Leo
1964 January 29
Search with google:Alan LaddAlan Ladd , actor (dead at Palm Springs, California, USA) (born 1913 September 03) Virgo

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