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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

1934

Dorthea Fields is born

1939

Start of World War II — Nazi Germany attacks Poland. France, Australia and the UK declare war on Germany.

1943

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

1948

Gandhi is assassinated

1953

Cigarette smoking is reported as causing lung cancer

Abbie

b1954

1959

Barbie is launched by Mattel

Julie

b1962

1966

“Star Tek” debuts on NBC

1971

The voting age in the U.S. is lowered to 18 years when the 26th Amendment is ratified

1976

Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

1982

Sally Ride is first female American astronaut in space

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1994

Kurt Cobain commits suicide

1999

Columbine High School massacre

2004

Martha Stewart convicted of a felony

2009

Michael Jackson dies

2015

Gay marriage becomes Constitutional Right in the U.S.

1920

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

1924

Ford manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile

1926

Chicago Al Capone gangster turf wars

1931

U.S. National Anthem becomes The Star Spangled Banner

1932

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers’ first join movie “Flying Down to Rio”

1935

First canned beer is sold in America

1938

Germany begins its persecution of Jews

1941

Nylon stockings go on sale

1942

Duct Tape is developed

1945

World War II ends

1948

Gandhi is assassinated

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.

1959

Barbie is launched by Mattel

1960

U.S. launches the first weather satellite

1960

Aluminum cans are used for the first time

1962

Kids begin referring to skating as “sidewalk surfing”

1964

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

1965

1965 Voting Rights Act becomes law, guaranteeing African Americans the right to vote

1965

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

1967

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

1969

“That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

1970

Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin die of overdose

1971

The voting age in the U.S. is lowered to 18 years when the 26th Amendment is ratified

1972

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

1974

Rumble in the Jungle (Muhammad Ali)

1976

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

1976

Fidel Castro becomes the President of Cuba

1976

Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

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.

1981

The Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana

1982

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

1984

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

1984

First Apple Macintosh goes on sale

1985

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

1991

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

1992

Officers indicted and acquitted in Rodney King beating

1993

Bill Clinton is President of the United States

1996

Spice Girls first #1 “Wannabe”

1998

Google is founded

1999

Napster initial release

2001

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

2004

Martha Stewart convicted of a felony

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2008

Justin Beiber discovered on YouTube

2010

SpaceX successfully launches Dragon capsule

2012

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

2012

Barack Obama is re-elected

2014

Recreational marijuana legalized in Colorado

2016

Brexit

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