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20th Century Women

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1920

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

Dorothea

b1924

1930

Frozen foods are sold commercially for the first time

1936

Adolf Hitler opens the 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

1940

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

1946

The first Cannes Film Festival takes place

1950

Persecution of Communists is initiated by Senator McCarthy

Abbie

b1954

1958

NASA is formed

Julie

b1962

1967

Summer of Love

1971

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

1975

The Fall of Saigon

1980

John Lennon is shot outside his NY apartment

1986

The Oprah Winfrey Show debuts nationally

1990

Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

1995

eBay starts online auction and shopping site

1999

Columbine High School massacre

2003

Department of Homeland Security begins operation

2008

Justin Beiber discovered on YouTube

2013

Twitter IPO

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

Adolf Hitler publishes volume one of “Mein Kampf”

1929

7-Up is invented

1931

Classic horror film “Dracula” is released

1934

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

1935

First canned beer is sold in America

1939

"The Wizard of Oz" film premieres

1940

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

1945

World War II ends

1946

The first Cannes Film Festival takes place

1950

Persecution of Communists is initiated by Senator McCarthy

1951

The first oral contraceptive pill is invented

1954

Sports Illustrated releases first issue

1955

Rosa Parks is arrested in Montgomery Alabama sets the American Civil Rights Movement in motion

1955

Disneyland opens in California

1958

Bobby Fischer wins the U.S. Chess Championships

1959

“The Sound of Music” opens on Broadway

1960

U.S. launches the first weather satellite

1962

Andy Warhol’s famous painting of a can of soup

1963

Larry Stevenson design and manufactures the first professional skateboards, which becomes Makaha

1965

San Diego skater Pat McGee is featured on the cover of Life magazine

1966

Vans shoes get their start in the surf and skateboard scene

1967

Thurgood Marshall is the first black justice on the Supreme Court

1968

MLK Jr is assassinated

1970

Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin die of overdose

1971

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

1971

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

1975

The Fall of Saigon

1975

“Jaws” film is released

1976

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

1978

“Garfield” debuts in U.S. newspapers

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

John Lennon is shot outside his NY apartment

1983

“A-Team” with Mr. T premieres on NBC

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

Officers indicted and acquitted in Rodney King beating

1994

Kurt Cobain commits suicide

1995

First X-Games held by ESPN

1995

eBay starts online auction and shopping site

1998

Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal

1999

Columbine High School massacre

2001

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

2004

Martha Stewart convicted of a felony

2004

Facebook is launched and expands to select colleges and Ivy leagues

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2010

Healthcare Reform Bill / Affordable Care Act is signed into law

2011

R.E.M announces breakup after 31 years

2013

Google releases Google Glass

2015

Gay marriage becomes Constitutional Right in the U.S.

2016

David Bowie dies

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