September 4, 1781 is the city’s official birthdate, when 44 “ vecinos pobladores “-
Village settlers from the Mexican provinces of Sonora and Sinaloa- made their home in what is now Downtown Los Angeles. Two of the 44 settlers were Spaniards, while the others were Indians, Blacks and Mestizos ( of mixed ancestry ).
Here to greet the pobladores was a tribe of Indians called Yangna.
The Spanish named the new settlement 'El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles' or the town of the Queen of Angels.
After the territory changed hands from Spain to Mexico, the town was officially declared a city in 1835.
In August of 1846, American soldiers entered Los Angeles and the Stars and Stripes have flown over the city since January 1847.