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1920

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

Dorothea

b1924

1928

Mickey Mouse makes his first appearance in "Steamboat Willie"

1934

Dorthea Fields is born

1939

"The Wizard of Oz" film premieres

1945

Adolf Hitler and his wife of one day, Eva Braun, commit suicide

1951

The term “rock n roll” is coined by Cleveland DJ Alan Freed

Abbie

b1954

1960

The first televised U.S. presidential debate takes place between Kennedy and Nixon

Julie

b1962

1967

Evel Knievel jumps his motorcycle over 16 cars lined up in a row

1972

Watergate Scandal

1978

Jimmy Carty establishes the National Advisory Committee for Women

1982

Sally Ride is first female American astronaut in space

1987

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

1991

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

1997

OJ Simpson found guilty in civil case

2002

Kelly Clarkson wins first American Idol competition

2008

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

2013

Twitter IPO

1920

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

1924

Ford manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile

1926

Chicago Al Capone gangster turf wars

1929

7-Up is invented

1932

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers’ first join movie “Flying Down to Rio”

1933

The chocolate chip cookie is invented

1937

DuPont Corp patents nylon

1938

Germany begins its persecution of Jews

1942

Duct Tape is developed

1944

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

1949

George Orwell's “1984” is published

1949

The first Polaroid camera is sold

1954

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

1954

Sports Illustrated releases first issue

1955

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

1959

“The Sound of Music” opens on Broadway

1960

U.S. launches the first weather satellite

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

1965

The Quarterly Skateboarder is released (later called Skateboarder magazine)

1966

First known skatepark opens in Anaheim, California

1966

“Star Tek” debuts on NBC

1969

Woodstock

1970

Isle of Wight Festival

1974

Rumble in the Jungle (Muhammad Ali)

1975

“Jaws” film is released

1975

The Fall of Saigon

1976

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

1979

The Clash release London Calling in the UK in December of 1979. The record heralded a post-punk era, by incorporating a range of styles, including punk, reggae, rockabilly, ska, New Orleans R&B, pop, and jazz. The album’s subject matter included social displacement, unemployment, racial conflict, drug use, and the responsibilities of adulthood.

1980

John Lennon is shot outside his NY apartment

1981

Thrasher magazine is founded

1982

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

1985

“Back to the Future” is released

1985

The first .com domain name is registered

1991

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

1993

Bill Clinton is President of the United States

1995

eBay starts online auction and shopping site

1996

Princess Diana is killed in a car crash in Paris

1999

Napster initial release

1999

Columbine High School massacre

2001

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

2003

Department of Homeland Security begins operation

2003

Apple launches iTunes

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2008

Justin Beiber discovered on YouTube

2011

Charlie Sheen debacle

2011

Amy Winehouse dies

2014

Recreational marijuana legalized in Colorado

2016

Zika virus outbreak

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