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1920

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

Dorothea

b1924

1928

Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic

1932

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

1936

Adolf Hitler opens the 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

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

1948

Gandhi is assassinated

Abbie

b1954

1959

Alaska & Hawaii become U.S. states

Julie

b1962

1966

U.S. has nearly 500K troops in Vietnam

1971

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

1976

Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

1980

Pac-Man arcade game is released

1984

Sony and Philips introduce the first commercial CD players

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1993

Bill Clinton is President of the United States

1997

OJ Simpson found guilty in civil case

2001

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

2005

Hurricane Katrina

2010

Healthcare Reform Bill / Affordable Care Act is signed into law

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

J Edgar Hoover appointed the head of the Bureau of Investigation (later FBI)

1924

Ford manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile

1929

First car radio is made by Motorola

1930

Frozen foods are sold commercially for the first time

1933

The chocolate chip cookie is invented

1938

Germany begins its persecution of Jews

1938

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

1944

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

1945

Adolf Hitler and his wife of one day, Eva Braun, commit suicide

1949

The first Polaroid camera is sold

1951

The first oral contraceptive pill is invented

1953

Playboy Magazine's first issue features Marilyn Monroe as its first cover girl and nude centerfold

1954

The words “under God” are added to the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance and signed into law

1955

“In God We Trust” is added to all U.S. paper currency

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

Chubby Checker and the twist start a new dance craze

1962

Kids begin referring to skating as “sidewalk surfing”

1963

Bob Dylan walks off the Ed Sullivan show

1965

Watts Riots

1965

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

1967

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

1968

MLK Jr is assassinated

1969

John Lennon and Yoko Ono's “Bed-In” for peace

1970

Isle of Wight Festival

1973

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

1976

Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

1976

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

1978

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

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

CNN becomes the first 24 hour news station

1981

The Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana

1984

Sony makes the first 3 1/2” computer disk

1985

“Back to the Future” is released

1986

The Oprah Winfrey Show debuts nationally

1987

Prozac makes it debut in the U.S. for treating depression

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1990

Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

1993

Bill Clinton is President of the United States

1995

eBay starts online auction and shopping site

1995

First X-Games held by ESPN

1998

Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal

2001

iPod is introduced to the market

2001

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

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2008

Justin Beiber discovered on YouTube

2009

Michael Jackson dies

2012

Barack Obama is re-elected

2013

Twitter IPO

2014

Recreational marijuana legalized in Colorado

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