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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

1930

Frozen foods are sold commercially for the first time

1935

First canned beer is sold in America

1941

"Citizen Kane" film by Orson Welles is released

1945

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

1949

The first Polaroid camera is sold

1953

Cigarette smoking is reported as causing lung cancer

Abbie

b1954

1958

NASA is formed

Julie

b1962

1966

NOW (National Organization of Women) is founded

1972

Comeback of skateboarding with the invention of urethane wheels by Frank Nasworthy

1976

Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

1981

Scientists identify the AIDS virus

1986

First 10 musicians are inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

1991

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

1997

OJ Simpson found guilty in civil case

2003

Department of Homeland Security begins operation

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

J Edgar Hoover appointed the head of the Bureau of Investigation (later FBI)

1924

Ford manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile

1928

Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic

1929

7-Up is invented

1933

The chocolate chip cookie is invented

1934

One of the worst years of The Great Depression, political extremism and dictatorship became a way for people to envision a better life across the world.

1937

DuPont Corp patents nylon

1939

Lou Gehrig retires from Major League Baseball after being diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrigs Disease

1944

Anne Frank pens her last diary entry and is arrested 3 days later by the Germans

1945

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

1949

The first Polaroid camera is sold

1950

Persecution of Communists is initiated by Senator McCarthy

1954

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

1954

Sports Illustrated releases first issue

1955

“In God We Trust” is added to all U.S. paper currency

1960

U.S. launches the first weather satellite

1960

Aluminum cans are used for the first time

1961

Construction of the Berlin Wall begins

1962

“Spiderman” makes his first appearance in a comic

1965

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

1965

“Days of Our Lives” debuts

1966

Simon and Garfunkel release “Sounds of Silence”

1966

NOW (National Organization of Women) is founded

1970

Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin die of overdose

1971

Jim Morrison of The Doors found dead

1972

Watergate Scandal

1972

Comeback of skateboarding with the invention of urethane wheels by Frank Nasworthy

1975

“Jaws” film is released

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

After leaving college in 1979, Osama bin Laden went to Pakistan, and used money and machinery from his own construction company to help the Mujahideen resistance in the Soviet war in Afghanistan. He later told a journalist: “I felt outraged that an injustice had been committed against the people of Afghanistan.” Under CIA’s Operation Cyclone from 1979 to 1989, the United States and Saudi Arabia provided $40 billion worth of financial aid and weapons to almost 100,000 Mujahideen.

1980

John Lennon is shot outside his NY apartment

1982

Highest unemployment rates and worst recession in the U.S. since the Depression

1983

President Reagan ends U.S. arms embargo against Guatemala

1987

Prozac makes it debut in the U.S. for treating depression

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1990

Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

1991

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

1992

Formal end to the Cold War

1995

First X-Games held by ESPN

1997

Tiger Woods is youngest golfer to win the Masters

1997

OJ Simpson found guilty in civil case

2001

Anthrax attacks

2001

iPod is introduced to the market

2001

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

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2007

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

2009

Barack Obama is inaugurated as President of the United States

2011

Occupy Wall Street

2012

Hurricane Sandy

2014

Recreational marijuana legalized in Colorado

2016

Zika virus outbreak

2016

David Bowie dies

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