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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

1929

First car radio is made by Motorola

1933

First drive-in movie theater opens in New Jersey

1937

DuPont Corp patents nylon

1942

Duct Tape is developed

1948

Gandhi is assassinated

Abbie

b1954

1959

“The Sound of Music” opens on Broadway

Julie

b1962

1966

U.S. has nearly 500K troops in Vietnam

1971

Soft contact lenses go on sale in the U.S.

1977

New York City blackout

1981

MTV is launched

1985

“We Are The World” is reordered as USA for Africa to raise money for famine relief

1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union

1995

eBay starts online auction and shopping site

2001

“Dog town and Z-Boys” releases directed and co-written by skateboard legend Stacy Peralta

2007

Nancy Pelosi elected as first female Speaker of the U.S. Congress

2012

Austrian Felix Baumgartner becomes first person to break the sound barrier without mechanical assistance

1920

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

1924

Ford manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile

1925

Silent horror classic “The Phantom of the Opera” (starring Lon Chaney) premieres

1930

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow meet

1930

Frozen foods are sold commercially for the first time

1934

Shirley Temple appears in her first movie "Stand Up & Cheer"

1935

First canned beer is sold in America

1939

"The Wizard of Oz" film premieres

1941

Nylon stockings go on sale

1943

The Great Depression ends in the U.S. with unemployment figures falling due to WWII-related work

1945

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

1948

Gandhi is assassinated

1952

U.S. successfully detonates the first hydrogen bomb

1953

Cigarette smoking is reported as causing lung cancer

1954

Sports Illustrated releases first issue

1957

Elvis Presley purchases a mansion in Memphis and calls it Graceland

1958

NASA is formed

1960

Chubby Checker and the twist start a new dance craze

1962

Andy Warhol’s famous painting of a can of soup

1962

Cuban Missile Crisis

1963

Beatlemania

1966

Miniskirts are in fashion

1966

U.S. has nearly 500K troops in Vietnam

1966

First known skatepark opens in Anaheim, California

1968

China celebrates 20 years of communist rule by Mao Tse-Tung

1970

Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin die of overdose

1970

Isle of Wight Festival

1971

Soft contact lenses go on sale in the U.S.

1973

Roe vs. Wade makes abortion a U.S. constitutional right

1976

Fidel Castro becomes the President of Cuba

1976

LA drought causes resident to drain swimming pools to conserve water—these became skate bowls.

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.

1981

Scientists identify the AIDS virus

1981

Thrasher magazine is founded

1984

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

1986

The Oprah Winfrey Show debuts nationally

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1990

Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union

1992

Formal end to the Cold War

1995

eBay starts online auction and shopping site

1997

Tiger Woods is youngest golfer to win the Masters

1998

Google is founded

1999

Columbine High School massacre

2001

Wikipedia goes online

2005

Hurricane Katrina

2007

Nancy Pelosi elected as first female Speaker of the U.S. Congress

2009

Barack Obama is inaugurated as President of the United States

2010

Healthcare Reform Bill / Affordable Care Act is signed into law

2011

Amy Winehouse dies

2014

Recreational marijuana legalized in Colorado

2015

Gay marriage becomes Constitutional Right in the U.S.

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