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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

1929

Museum of Modern Art opens in New York

1933

The chocolate chip cookie is invented

1938

Germany begins its persecution of Jews

1944

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

1949

The first Polaroid camera is sold

Abbie

b1954

1958

NASA is formed

Julie

b1962

1968

MLK Jr is assassinated

1974

Rumble in the Jungle (Muhammad Ali)

1979

July 1979, Jimmy Carter delivers his “Crisis In Confidence” speech.

1984

Sony and Philips introduce the first commercial CD players

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1994

Kurt Cobain commits suicide

1998

Google is founded

2003

Department of Homeland Security begins operation

2007

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

2011

The Royal Wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William

2015

Gay marriage becomes Constitutional Right in the U.S.

1920

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

1924

Ford manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile

1924

Ellis Island closes as immigration entry point for the U.S.

1929

7-Up is invented

1929

Museum of Modern Art opens in New York

1934

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

1935

First canned beer is sold in America

1940

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

1941

Race Riots in Chicago, Harlem, Los Angeles and Detroit

1945

World War II ends

1946

Tupperware is sold in department and hardware stores

1950

Persecution of Communists is initiated by Senator McCarthy

1953

Cigarette smoking is reported as causing lung cancer

1955

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

1956

The Rock and Roll dance craze sweeps the world

1958

Bobby Fischer wins the U.S. Chess Championships

1959

“The Sound of Music” opens on Broadway

1961

First direct U.S. military involvement in Vietnam

1962

SoCal surf shop Val Surf begins making its own skateboards

1963

First known skateboard contest in Hermosa, CA

1963

JFK is assassinated

1966

“Star Tek” debuts on NBC

1968

China celebrates 20 years of communist rule by Mao Tse-Tung

1968

Emergency 911 telephone service is started in the U.S.

1969

The Who release “Tommy” rock opera

1972

Comeback of skateboarding with the invention of urethane wheels by Frank Nasworthy

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

Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

1978

Space Invaders launches craze for video games

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.

1979

July 1979, Jimmy Carter delivers his “Crisis In Confidence” speech.

1980

John Lennon is shot outside his NY apartment

1983

President Reagan ends U.S. arms embargo against Guatemala

1984

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

1986

First 10 musicians are inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1990

Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

1994

Kurt Cobain commits suicide

1995

First X-Games held by ESPN

1995

eBay starts online auction and shopping site

1997

Tiger Woods is youngest golfer to win the Masters

2001

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

2001

Anthrax attacks

2003

Department of Homeland Security begins operation

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2007

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

2011

Charlie Sheen debacle

2011

Amy Winehouse dies

2012

Austrian Felix Baumgartner becomes first person to break the sound barrier without mechanical assistance

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