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1920

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

Dorothea

b1924

1929

7-Up is invented

1934

Dorthea Fields is born

1938

Orson Welles's radio adaptation of "The War of the Worlds" (by H.G. Wells) is broadcasted

1944

Franklin D Roosevelt becomes the only U.S. president to be elected to a fourth term

1948

Gandhi is assassinated

1952

U.S. successfully detonates the first hydrogen bomb

Abbie

b1954

1958

NASA is formed

Julie

b1962

1966

Simon and Garfunkel release “Sounds of Silence”

1970

Isle of Wight Festival

1975

“Jaws” film is released

1980

Pac-Man arcade game is released

1984

Sony and Philips introduce the first commercial CD players

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1993

Bill Clinton is President of the United States

1998

Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal

2002

Kelly Clarkson wins first American Idol competition

2007

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

2011

Charlie Sheen debacle

2016

David Bowie dies

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

1929

Museum of Modern Art opens in New York

1930

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow meet

1934

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

1935

First canned beer is sold in America

1940

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

1941

"Citizen Kane" film by Orson Welles is released

1944

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

1948

Gandhi is assassinated

1950

Persecution of Communists is initiated by Senator McCarthy

1953

Cigarette smoking is reported as causing lung cancer

1954

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

1954

Sports Illustrated releases first issue

1958

Bobby Fischer wins the U.S. Chess Championships

1959

Alaska & Hawaii become U.S. states

1959

“The Sound of Music” opens on Broadway

1962

Kids begin referring to skating as “sidewalk surfing”

1963

JFK is assassinated

1964

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factor” is published, written by Roald Dahl

1964

The Rolling Stones release debut album of the same name

1968

Emergency 911 telephone service is started in the U.S.

1969

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

1969

Woodstock

1971

Jim Morrison of The Doors found dead

1972

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

1973

U.S. involvement in Vietnam War ends

1974

Nixon resigns

1976

The development of punk rock — The Ramones, The Clash, Iggy Pop, Sex Pistols, The Damned, etc

1977

New York City blackout

1978

“Garfield” debuts in U.S. newspapers

1981

MTV is launched

1982

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

1983

President Reagan ends U.S. arms embargo against Guatemala

1984

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

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

eBay starts online auction and shopping site

1996

Spice Girls first #1 “Wannabe”

1997

OJ Simpson found guilty in civil case

1998

Google is founded

2001

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

2001

September 11 attacks

2002

Kelly Clarkson wins first American Idol competition

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2008

Justin Beiber discovered on YouTube

2009

Barack Obama is inaugurated as President of the United States

2012

Hurricane Sandy

2013

Twitter IPO

2013

Lance Armstrong doping incident

2016

Brexit

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