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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

Alcatraz becomes a federal penitentiary

1939

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

1943

Hitler declares Total War

1949

George Orwell's “1984” is published

Abbie

b1954

1958

NASA is formed

Julie

b1962

1966

U.S. has nearly 500K troops in Vietnam

1971

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

1977

New York City blackout

1983

President Reagan ends U.S. arms embargo against Guatemala

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1994

Kurt Cobain commits suicide

1999

Columbine High School massacre

2004

Facebook is launched and expands to select colleges and Ivy leagues

2009

Michael Jackson dies

2014

Ferguson civil protests

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

Adolf Hitler publishes volume one of “Mein Kampf”

1928

Mickey Mouse makes his first appearance in "Steamboat Willie"

1931

U.S. National Anthem becomes The Star Spangled Banner

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.

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

1940

McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, Ca

1944

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

1945

World War II ends

1949

George Orwell's “1984” is published

1951

The first oral contraceptive pill is invented

1954

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

1954

Ellis Island in NY closes as a point of immigration

1955

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

1958

NASA is formed

1961

First direct U.S. military involvement in Vietnam

1962

SoCal surf shop Val Surf begins making its own skateboards

1962

Andy Warhol’s famous painting of a can of soup

1962

Kids begin referring to skating as “sidewalk surfing”

1966

Simon and Garfunkel release “Sounds of Silence”

1967

Summer of Love

1967

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

1969

Woodstock

1970

Isle of Wight Festival

1972

Munich Olympics Terrorist Attack

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

1977

New York City blackout

1979

NASA launched the two Voyager spacecrafts in 1977, and by the summer of 1979 Voyager 2 was approaching Jupiter, carrying Carl Sagan’s infamous “Golden Record” of life on earth with the following statement by president Carter. “This is a present from a small distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts, and our feelings. We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours. We hope someday, having solved the problems we face, to join a community of galactic civilizations. This record represents our hope and our determination, and our good will in a vast and awesome universe - Jimmy Carter”

1980

Pac-Man arcade game is released

1981

The Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana

1983

President Reagan ends U.S. arms embargo against Guatemala

1984

Sony makes the first 3 1/2” computer disk

1985

“Back to the Future” is released

1986

The Oprah Winfrey Show debuts nationally

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

1995

First X-Games held by ESPN

1997

Tiger Woods is youngest golfer to win the Masters

1999

Napster initial release

2001

iPod is introduced to the market

2003

Apple launches iTunes

2007

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

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2008

Justin Beiber discovered on YouTube

2011

Occupy Wall Street

2013

Lance Armstrong doping incident

2014

Malala Tousafzai recieves Nobel Peace Prize

2016

Zika virus outbreak

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