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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

1933

The chocolate chip cookie is invented

1939

"The Wizard of Oz" film premieres

1943

Hitler declares Total War

1949

The first Polaroid camera is sold

Abbie

b1954

1960

U.S. launches the first weather satellite

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

Fidel Castro becomes the President of Cuba

1980

Pac-Man arcade game is released

1985

The first .com domain name is registered

1990

Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

1994

Kurt Cobain commits suicide

1999

Napster initial release

2003

Apple launches iTunes

2009

Barack Obama is inaugurated as President of the United States

2013

Google releases Google Glass

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)

1925

Scopes Monkey Trial (on teaching evolution in public school) comes to an end

1929

7-Up is invented

1930

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow meet

1934

Shirley Temple appears in her first movie "Stand Up & Cheer"

1935

First canned beer is sold in America

1938

Germany begins its persecution of Jews

1940

Booker T Washington is the first black person to appear on a U.S. stamp

1944

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

1944

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

1948

Gandhi is assassinated

1950

Persecution of Communists is initiated by Senator McCarthy

1954

Supreme Court rules on Brown vs Board of Education, stating segregation in public schools is unconstitutional

1954

Ellis Island in NY closes as a point of immigration

1954

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

1958

NASA is formed

1959

“The Sound of Music” opens on Broadway

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

1964

U.S. Surgeon General reports that smoking may lead to lung cancer

1964

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

1967

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

1969

Woodstock

1970

Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin die of overdose

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

1978

Space Invaders launches craze for video games

1980

John Lennon is shot outside his NY apartment

1980

Pac-Man arcade game is released

1981

Thrasher magazine is founded

1984

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

1985

“Back to the Future” is released

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

1996

Spice Girls first #1 “Wannabe”

1997

OJ Simpson found guilty in civil case

1999

Napster initial release

2001

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

2001

September 11 attacks

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2008

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

2009

Barack Obama is inaugurated as President of the United States

2011

Charlie Sheen debacle

2013

Google releases Google Glass

2014

Recreational marijuana legalized in Colorado

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