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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

7-Up is invented

1935

First canned beer is sold in America

1939

"The Wizard of Oz" film premieres

1945

World War II ends

1950

Persecution of Communists is initiated by Senator McCarthy

Abbie

b1954

1958

NASA is formed

Julie

b1962

1968

MLK Jr is assassinated

1974

Nixon resigns

1980

Pac-Man arcade game is released

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

1994

Kurt Cobain commits suicide

1999

Columbine High School massacre

2003

Department of Homeland Security begins operation

2008

Justin Beiber discovered on YouTube

2014

Recreational marijuana legalized in Colorado

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

Scopes Monkey Trial (on teaching evolution in public school) comes to an end

1929

Museum of Modern Art opens in New York

1930

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow meet

1935

First canned beer is sold in America

1939

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

1940

Booker T Washington is the first black person to appear on a U.S. stamp

1943

Hitler declares Total War

1947

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

1948

Gandhi is assassinated

1952

U.S. successfully detonates the first hydrogen bomb

1953

Cigarette smoking is reported as causing lung cancer

1954

Supreme Court rules on Brown vs Board of Education, stating segregation in public schools is unconstitutional

1958

Bobby Fischer wins the U.S. Chess Championships

1958

NASA is formed

1960

U.S. launches the first weather satellite

1962

SoCal surf shop Val Surf begins making its own skateboards

1962

“Spiderman” makes his first appearance in a comic

1963

First known skateboard contest in Hermosa, CA

1966

Simon and Garfunkel release “Sounds of Silence”

1966

Miniskirts are in fashion

1968

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

1968

MLK Jr is assassinated

1970

Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin die of overdose

1972

Watergate Scandal

1973

U.S. involvement in Vietnam War ends

1973

First skateboard trucks specifically designed for skateboarding is designed by Ron Bennett

1975

“Jaws” film is released

1978

“Garfield” debuts in U.S. newspapers

1979

July 1979, Jimmy Carter delivers his “Crisis In Confidence” speech.

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

The Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana

1983

“A-Team” with Mr. T premieres on NBC

1985

The first .com domain name is registered

1985

“Back to the Future” is released

1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union

1991

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

1992

Officers indicted and acquitted in Rodney King beating

1994

Kurt Cobain commits suicide

1999

Napster initial release

1999

Columbine High School massacre

2001

iPod is introduced to the market

2004

Facebook is launched and expands to select colleges and Ivy leagues

2004

Martha Stewart convicted of a felony

2005

Hurricane Katrina

2008

Justin Beiber discovered on YouTube

2011

Amy Winehouse dies

2011

Charlie Sheen debacle

2013

Lance Armstrong doping incident

2016

Brexit

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