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1920

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

Dorothea

b1924

1930

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow meet

1935

First canned beer is sold in America

1940

Hattie McDaniel becomes the first black woman to win an Oscar/Academy Award for her role in “Gone With the Wind”

1944

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

1949

The first Polaroid camera is sold

Abbie

b1954

1959

“The Sound of Music” opens on Broadway

Julie

b1962

1967

Ali is stripped of his heavyweight title for refusing induction into the U.S. army

1971

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

1975

The Fall of Saigon

1980

Post-It notes are invented by 3M

1986

The Oprah Winfrey Show debuts nationally

1992

Formal end to the Cold War

1997

OJ Simpson found guilty in civil case

2003

Apple launches iTunes

2009

Barack Obama is inaugurated as President of the United States

2014

Malala Tousafzai recieves Nobel Peace Prize

1920

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

1924

Ellis Island closes as immigration entry point for the U.S.

1925

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

1929

7-Up is invented

1930

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow meet

1935

First canned beer is sold in America

1937

Amelia Earhart mysteriously disappears over the Pacific Ocean

1941

"Citizen Kane" film by Orson Welles is released

1941

Nylon stockings go on sale

1945

The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki mark the first time nuclear weapons are used in war

1946

The first Cannes Film Festival takes place

1950

Persecution of Communists is initiated by Senator McCarthy

1953

Cigarette smoking is reported as causing lung cancer

1954

Sports Illustrated releases first issue

1956

Alabama Bus segregation laws declared illegal by the U.S. Supreme Court.

1957

Elvis Presley purchases a mansion in Memphis and calls it Graceland

1958

Bobby Fischer wins the U.S. Chess Championships

1962

SoCal surf shop Val Surf begins making its own skateboards

1962

Kids begin referring to skating as “sidewalk surfing”

1963

MLK Jr delivers “I have a dream” speech

1963

First known skateboard contest in Hermosa, CA

1967

Evel Knievel jumps his motorcycle over 16 cars lined up in a row

1968

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

1968

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

1969

Woodstock

1973

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

1974

Nixon resigns

1974

Rumble in the Jungle (Muhammad Ali)

1976

Fidel Castro becomes the President of Cuba

1979

The Iranian Revolution, also known as the Islamic Revolution or the 1979 Revolution; refers to events involving the overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, who was supported by the United States and its eventual replacement with an Islamic republic under the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution, supported by various leftist and Islamist organizations and Iranian student movements.

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

NASA launched the two Voyager spacecrafts in 1977, and by the summer of 1979 Voyager 2 was approaching Jupiter, carrying Carl Sagan’s infamous “Golden Record” of life on earth with the following statement by president Carter. “This is a present from a small distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts, and our feelings. We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours. We hope someday, having solved the problems we face, to join a community of galactic civilizations. This record represents our hope and our determination, and our good will in a vast and awesome universe - Jimmy Carter”

1981

MTV is launched

1984

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

1985

Route 66 is removed from the U.S. Highway system

1985

“Back to the Future” is released

1986

The Oprah Winfrey Show debuts nationally

1991

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

1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union

1994

Kurt Cobain commits suicide

1995

eBay starts online auction and shopping site

1996

Spice Girls first #1 “Wannabe”

1999

Columbine High School massacre

2001

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

2001

Wikipedia goes online

2005

YouTube is founded

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2008

Justin Beiber discovered on YouTube

2011

R.E.M announces breakup after 31 years

2011

Amy Winehouse dies

2013

Twitter IPO

2016

Zika virus outbreak

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