Brothers Antonin, Aubin and Fulgence, the first De La Salle Brothers to come to North America, arrived in Annapolis, Maryland.
The Brothers established a school in St. Genevieve, Missouri, which operated until 1822.
Brother Aidant and three other Brothers arrived in Montreal from France and established the first permanent foundation of the Institute in North America.
John McMullin of Baltimore entered the Montreal Novitiate and took the name Francis to become the first American De La Salle Brother.
Brother Francis opened Calvert Hall in Baltimore, the first permanent Lasallian school in the United States (now Calvert Hall College High School).
Christian Brothers Winery started operations.
Thirteen leading U.S. Brothers were exiled for defending the teaching of Latin.
John Baptist de La Salle was canonized.
St. Mary’s College Press was founded. Its first publication was a religion textbook series entitled Living With Christ.
Pope Pius XII proclaimed St. John Baptist de La Salle the patron of all teachers of youth.
Sangre de Cristo Center opened as second novitiate for U.S. Brothers.
Christian Brothers Services was licensed. (It was incorporated in 1985.)
At the 39th General Chapter of the Institute, Brother Charles Henry Buttimer was the first American to be elected Superior General.
Brother Benilde Romançon, an influential French Christian Brother (1805-1862), became the first canonized De La Salle Christian Brother.
The first Regional Chapter was held in Lockport, Illinois.
Bethlehem University was established as the first Catholic university in the Holy Land.
The Toronto District joined the U.S. Districts to create the United States-Toronto Region.
Christian Brothers Investment Services was (CBIS) founded.
The first Regional Convocation of U.S. Brothers was held.
At the 41st General Chapter of the Institute, Brother John Johnston was the second American to be elected Superior General.
Lasallian Volunteers became a national (U.S.) program.
The Regional twinning program was officially established with the future Lwanga District in Africa.
The first USAT Regional Assembly, consisting of 95% lay partners and 5% Brothers, convened in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The USAT Region adopted the Lasallian Education Brand, uniting schools and ministries to collectively tell the Lasallian story.
The Lasallian Education Council was created, making the USAT Region the first to implement an innovative structure as proposed by the International Assembly and adopted by the 44th General Chapter to move the Lasallian Mission forward.
SEL (Lasallian Educational Services) or “salt” was created to bring together the various youth ministries in the District of Francophone Canada.
The Regions of the USAT and the Francophone Canada united as the Région Lasallienne de l’Amérique du Nord/Lasallian Region of North America (RELAN).
At the 45th General Chapter of the Institute, Brother Robert Schieler was third American to be elected Superior General.