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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

1939

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

1944

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

1949

The first Polaroid camera is sold

Abbie

b1954

1959

“The Sound of Music” opens on Broadway

Julie

b1962

1967

Thurgood Marshall is the first black justice on the Supreme Court

1971

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

1975

The Fall of Saigon

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.

1985

“Back to the Future” is released

1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union

1996

Princess Diana is killed in a car crash in Paris

2002

Kelly Clarkson wins first American Idol competition

2007

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

2012

Hurricane Sandy

2016

Brexit

1920

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

1925

"The Great Gatsby" is published

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

1934

One of the worst years of The Great Depression, political extremism and dictatorship became a way for people to envision a better life across the world.

1937

DuPont Corp patents nylon

1939

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

1944

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

1944

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

1949

The first Polaroid camera is sold

1951

“I Love Lucy” premieres on CBS

1954

Ellis Island in NY closes as a point of immigration

1954

Sports Illustrated releases first issue

1957

Little Rock Nine

1960

U.S. launches the first weather satellite

1960

Chubby Checker and the twist start a new dance craze

1963

First known skateboard contest in Hermosa, CA

1964

MLK Jr receives the Nobel Peace Prize

1965

The Quarterly Skateboarder is released (later called Skateboarder magazine)

1966

Miniskirts are in fashion

1968

MLK Jr is assassinated

1968

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

1971

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

1972

Munich Olympics Terrorist Attack

1972

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

1975

“Jaws” film is released

1976

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

1976

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

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.

1980

John Lennon is shot outside his NY apartment

1982

Sally Ride is first female American astronaut in space

1983

“A-Team” with Mr. T premieres on NBC

1985

“Back to the Future” is released

1986

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

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1990

Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

1992

Formal end to the Cold War

1994

Kurt Cobain commits suicide

1995

Oklahoma City bombing

1996

Princess Diana is killed in a car crash in Paris

1997

Tiger Woods is youngest golfer to win the Masters

1998

Google is founded

2001

Wikipedia goes online

2003

Saddam Hussein is captured by U.S. forces

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

The Royal Wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William

2014

Recreational marijuana legalized in Colorado

2016

Zika virus outbreak

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