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20th Century Women

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1920

19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution grants women the legal right to vote

Dorothea

b1924

1928

Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic

1933

The chocolate chip cookie is invented

1938

Germany begins its persecution of Jews

1942

Duct Tape is developed

1946

Bikinis go on sale in Paris

1952

U.S. successfully detonates the first hydrogen bomb

Abbie

b1954

1959

Alaska & Hawaii become U.S. states

Julie

b1962

1966

First known skatepark opens in Anaheim, California

1970

First jumbo jet, the Boeing 747, completes its first commercial flight

1976

Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

1980

Pac-Man arcade game is released

1984

First Apple Macintosh goes on sale

1990

Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

1994

Kurt Cobain commits suicide

1998

Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal

2004

Facebook is launched and expands to select colleges and Ivy leagues

2009

Barack Obama is inaugurated as President of the United States

2013

Twitter IPO

1920

19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution grants women the legal right to vote

1924

Ford manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile

1926

Ford announces the 40-hour work week

1929

Wall Street Crash marks the period of The Great Depression for the U.S. and the rest of the world

1930

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow meet

1935

First canned beer is sold in America

1936

Adolf Hitler opens the 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

1940

McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, Ca

1942

Instant coffee is introduced

1945

Adolf Hitler and his wife of one day, Eva Braun, commit suicide

1947

Peter Parken, a San Diego surfer, first person known to skateboard on a wooden plank mounted with roller-skate trucks

1949

The first Polaroid camera is sold

1954

The words “under God” are added to the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance and signed into law

1955

Disneyland opens in California

1955

Rosa Parks is arrested in Montgomery Alabama sets the American Civil Rights Movement in motion

1959

“The Sound of Music” opens on Broadway

1959

Alaska & Hawaii become U.S. states

1960

Aluminum cans are used for the first time

1962

“Spiderman” makes his first appearance in a comic

1965

“Days of Our Lives” debuts

1965

MLK Jr leads civil rights march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery

1965

1965 Voting Rights Act becomes law, guaranteeing African Americans the right to vote

1969

David Bowie's “Space Oddity” is released to coincide with Apollo 11 moon landing

1969

John Lennon and Yoko Ono's “Bed-In” for peace

1971

The voting age in the U.S. is lowered to 18 years when the 26th Amendment is ratified

1971

Jim Morrison of The Doors found dead

1976

Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

1978

The “ollie” skate trick was invented by Alan Gelfand, nicknamed Ollie

1979

The Clash release London Calling in the UK in December of 1979. The record heralded a post-punk era, by incorporating a range of styles, including punk, reggae, rockabilly, ska, New Orleans R&B, pop, and jazz. The album’s subject matter included social displacement, unemployment, racial conflict, drug use, and the responsibilities of adulthood.

1979

The 1979 oil crisis or occurred in the United States due to decreased oil output in the wake of the Iranian Revolution. The price of crude oil more than doubled to $39.50 per barrel over the next 12 months, and long lines once again appeared at gas stations, as they had in the 1973 oil crisis.

1982

Sally Ride is first female American astronaut in space

1983

President Reagan ends U.S. arms embargo against Guatemala

1984

Sony makes the first 3 1/2” computer disk

1984

Skateboarding: Vert riding takes off, followed closely by street style skating — launch ramps become popular

1990

Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union

1991

Release of Nirvana's “Nevermind” marks the start of the grunge era in music

1994

Kurt Cobain commits suicide

1995

First X-Games held by ESPN

1998

Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal

1998

Google is founded

1999

Columbine High School massacre

2002

Kelly Clarkson wins first American Idol competition

2003

Apple launches iTunes

2003

Saddam Hussein is captured by U.S. forces

2008

Fidel Castro steps down as president of Cuba after 50 years in power

2008

Justin Beiber discovered on YouTube

2009

Michael Jackson dies

2012

Hurricane Sandy

2013

Google releases Google Glass

2014

Robin Williams dies

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