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1920

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

Dorothea

b1924

1928

Mickey Mouse makes his first appearance in "Steamboat Willie"

1932

Radio City Music Hall opens in NYC

1937

Amelia Earhart mysteriously disappears over the Pacific Ocean

1942

Instant coffee is introduced

1946

The first Cannes Film Festival takes place

1952

U.S. successfully detonates the first hydrogen bomb

Abbie

b1954

1959

Barbie is launched by Mattel

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.

1976

LA drought causes resident to drain swimming pools to conserve water—these became skate bowls.

1980

Pac-Man arcade game is released

1986

The Oprah Winfrey Show debuts nationally

1990

Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

1995

Oklahoma City bombing

2001

September 11 attacks

2005

YouTube is founded

2010

Healthcare Reform Bill / Affordable Care Act is signed into law

2014

Robin Williams 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

1926

Chicago Al Capone gangster turf wars

1929

Museum of Modern Art opens in New York

1932

Albert Einstein is granted a visa to enter America

1933

The chocolate chip cookie is invented

1937

DuPont Corp patents nylon

1938

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

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

1947

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

1951

The first oral contraceptive pill is invented

1952

U.S. successfully detonates the first hydrogen bomb

1954

Sports Illustrated releases first issue

1957

Jim Fitzpatrick and George “Buster” P. Wilson nail roller-skate trucks onto 6x1 wood planks to make homemade skateboards

1958

Bobby Fischer wins the U.S. Chess Championships

1960

U.S. launches the first weather satellite

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 Beatles have 13 singles Billboard's Hot 100 at the same time

1968

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

1969

Woodstock

1969

Led Zeppelin release their 2nd album

1969

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

1973

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

1974

Nixon resigns

1975

“Jaws” film is released

1976

Fidel Castro becomes the President of Cuba

1978

The “ollie” skate trick was invented by Alan Gelfand, nicknamed Ollie

1979

Three Mile Island nuclear accident

1980

CNN becomes the first 24 hour news station

1980

John Lennon is shot outside his NY apartment

1982

Sally Ride is first female American astronaut in space

1983

President Reagan ends U.S. arms embargo against Guatemala

1985

“Back to the Future” is released

1986

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

1986

The Oprah Winfrey Show debuts nationally

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

1995

Oklahoma City bombing

1995

First X-Games held by ESPN

1996

Princess Diana is killed in a car crash in Paris

1996

Spice Girls first #1 “Wannabe”

2001

iPod is introduced to the market

2001

September 11 attacks

2001

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

2005

Hurricane Katrina

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2008

Fidel Castro steps down as president of Cuba after 50 years in power

2011

Occupy Wall Street

2014

Robin Williams dies

2014

Recreational marijuana legalized in Colorado

2015

Gay marriage becomes Constitutional Right in the U.S.

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