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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

1938

Germany begins its persecution of Jews

1943

Hitler declares Total War

1947

The “Diary of Anne Frank” is published

1951

The first oral contraceptive pill is invented

Abbie

b1954

1959

Barbie is launched by Mattel

Julie

b1962

1967

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

1972

Munich Olympics Terrorist Attack

1977

New York City blackout

1981

Thrasher magazine is founded

1986

The Oprah Winfrey Show debuts nationally

1992

Formal end to the Cold War

1998

Google is founded

2003

Department of Homeland Security begins operation

2008

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

2013

Google releases Google Glass

1920

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

1925

Adolf Hitler publishes volume one of “Mein Kampf”

1926

Chicago Al Capone gangster turf wars

1931

Classic horror film “Dracula” is released

1933

Alcatraz becomes a federal penitentiary

1936

Adolf Hitler opens the 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

1939

Lou Gehrig retires from Major League Baseball after being diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrigs Disease

1941

"Citizen Kane" film by Orson Welles is released

1944

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

1946

The first Cannes Film Festival takes place

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

1954

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

1959

“The Sound of Music” opens on Broadway

1959

“Twilight Zone” airs for the first time

1960

Chubby Checker and the twist start a new dance craze

1963

First known skateboard contest in Hermosa, CA

1963

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

1964

“Charlie and the Chocolate Factor” is published, written by Roald Dahl

1967

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

1969

The Jackson 5 release their debut album

1969

Led Zeppelin release their 2nd album

1971

Jim Morrison of The Doors found dead

1972

Munich Olympics Terrorist Attack

1974

Rumble in the Jungle (Muhammad Ali)

1975

The Fall of Saigon

1975

“Jaws” film is released

1979

The Three Mile Island accident was a partial nuclear meltdown that occurred on March 28, 1979, at Three Mile Island Nuclear Station in Pennsylvania. It was the most significant accident in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant history. The accident crystallized anti-nuclear safety concerns among activists and the general public, resulted in new regulations for the nuclear industry.

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

CNN becomes the first 24 hour news station

1980

John Lennon is shot outside his NY apartment

1984

Sony makes the first 3 1/2” computer disk

1984

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

1986

The Oprah Winfrey Show debuts nationally

1986

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

1991

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

1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union

1992

Officers indicted and acquitted in Rodney King beating

1995

First X-Games held by ESPN

1995

Oklahoma City bombing

1996

Spice Girls first #1 “Wannabe”

1999

Napster initial release

2001

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

2001

iPod is introduced to the market

2003

Department of Homeland Security begins operation

2007

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

2008

Justin Beiber discovered on YouTube

2010

SpaceX successfully launches Dragon capsule

2011

Charlie Sheen debacle

2013

Boston Marathon bombings

2016

Brexit

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