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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

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

1944

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

1948

Gandhi is assassinated

1952

U.S. successfully detonates the first hydrogen bomb

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b1954

1959

“Twilight Zone” airs for the first time

Julie

b1962

1967

Summer of Love

1972

Munich Olympics Terrorist Attack

1976

Fidel Castro becomes the President of Cuba

1980

Post-It notes are invented by 3M

1984

Sony makes the first 3 1/2” computer disk

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

2008

Justin Beiber discovered on YouTube

2014

Malala Tousafzai recieves Nobel Peace Prize

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.

1924

Ford manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile

1928

Mickey Mouse makes his first appearance in "Steamboat Willie"

1929

Museum of Modern Art opens in New York

1932

Radio City Music Hall opens in NYC

1936

Adolf Hitler opens the 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

1937

Amelia Earhart mysteriously disappears over the Pacific Ocean

1941

"Citizen Kane" film by Orson Welles is released

1941

Nylon stockings go on sale

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

1953

Cigarette smoking is reported as causing lung cancer

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

1958

Bobby Fischer wins the U.S. Chess Championships

1959

“The Sound of Music” opens on Broadway

1959

“Twilight Zone” airs for the first time

1963

First known skateboard contest in Hermosa, CA

1964

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

1965

“Days of Our Lives” debuts

1966

Miniskirts are in fashion

1968

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

1968

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

1971

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

1973

U.S. involvement in Vietnam War ends

1973

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

1974

Rumble in the Jungle (Muhammad Ali)

1976

Fidel Castro becomes the President of Cuba

1978

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

1978

Jimmy Carty establishes the National Advisory Committee for Women

1978

“Garfield” debuts in U.S. newspapers

1981

Thrasher magazine is founded

1982

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

1983

“A-Team” with Mr. T premieres on NBC

1983

President Reagan ends U.S. arms embargo against Guatemala

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1990

Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union

1992

Officers indicted and acquitted in Rodney King beating

1995

eBay starts online auction and shopping site

1996

Spice Girls first #1 “Wannabe”

1997

Tiger Woods is youngest golfer to win the Masters

2001

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

2001

September 11 attacks

2003

Saddam Hussein is captured by U.S. forces

2008

Justin Beiber discovered on YouTube

2009

Barack Obama is inaugurated as President of the United States

2011

The Royal Wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William

2012

Barack Obama is re-elected

2013

Google releases Google Glass

2016

David Bowie dies

2016

Brexit

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