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1920

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

Dorothea

b1924

1929

Museum of Modern Art opens in New York

1934

Dorthea Fields is born

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

1949

George Orwell's “1984” is published

Abbie

b1954

1959

Barbie is launched by Mattel

Julie

b1962

1966

NOW (National Organization of Women) is founded

1971

Jim Morrison of The Doors found dead

1975

The Fall of Saigon

1981

MTV is launched

1986

The Oprah Winfrey Show debuts nationally

1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union

1995

eBay starts online auction and shopping site

2001

iPod is introduced to the market

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2012

Barack Obama is re-elected

2016

David Bowie dies

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.

1925

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

1928

Mickey Mouse makes his first appearance in "Steamboat Willie"

1929

7-Up is invented

1934

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

1936

Adolf Hitler opens the 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

1938

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

1942

Duct Tape is developed

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

1949

The first Polaroid camera is sold

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

1954

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

1958

Bobby Fischer wins the U.S. Chess Championships

1959

Barbie is launched by Mattel

1959

“Twilight Zone” airs for the first time

1962

“Spiderman” makes his first appearance in a comic

1962

Kids begin referring to skating as “sidewalk surfing”

1963

First known skateboard contest in Hermosa, CA

1965

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

1966

Simon and Garfunkel release “Sounds of Silence”

1967

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

1967

Thurgood Marshall is the first black justice on the Supreme Court

1969

The Jackson 5 release their debut album

1970

Isle of Wight Festival

1971

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

1973

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

1975

“Jaws” film is released

1976

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

1978

Space Invaders launches craze for video games

1978

“Garfield” debuts in U.S. newspapers

1981

Thrasher magazine is founded

1981

MTV is launched

1983

“A-Team” with Mr. T premieres on NBC

1985

Route 66 is removed from the U.S. Highway system

1987

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

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1991

Release of Nirvana's “Nevermind” marks the start of the grunge era in music

1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union

1995

First X-Games held by ESPN

1996

Spice Girls first #1 “Wannabe”

1998

Google is founded

1999

Columbine High School massacre

2001

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

2003

Saddam Hussein is captured by U.S. forces

2004

Facebook is launched and expands to select colleges and Ivy leagues

2008

Justin Beiber discovered on YouTube

2011

Charlie Sheen debacle

2012

Hurricane Sandy

2012

Barack Obama is re-elected

2016

David Bowie dies

2016

Brexit

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