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1920

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

Dorothea

b1924

1929

First car radio is made by Motorola

1933

Alcatraz becomes a federal penitentiary

1939

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

1943

Hitler declares Total War

1948

Gandhi is assassinated

1953

Cigarette smoking is reported as causing lung cancer

Abbie

b1954

1959

“The Sound of Music” opens on Broadway

Julie

b1962

1968

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

1972

Munich Olympics Terrorist Attack

1977

New York City blackout

1982

Sally Ride is first female American astronaut in space

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1994

Kurt Cobain commits suicide

1998

Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal

2002

Kelly Clarkson wins first American Idol competition

2007

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

2013

Google releases Google Glass

1920

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

1925

Scopes Monkey Trial (on teaching evolution in public school) comes to an end

1926

Chicago Al Capone gangster turf wars

1930

Frozen foods are sold commercially for the first time

1931

Classic horror film “Dracula” is released

1936

Adolf Hitler opens the 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

1937

Amelia Earhart mysteriously disappears over the Pacific Ocean

1941

"Citizen Kane" film by Orson Welles is released

1943

Hitler declares Total War

1946

Tupperware is sold in department and hardware stores

1947

Peter Parken, a San Diego surfer, first person known to skateboard on a wooden plank mounted with roller-skate trucks

1950

Persecution of Communists is initiated by Senator McCarthy

1954

Ellis Island in NY closes as a point of immigration

1954

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

1955

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

1960

Chubby Checker and the twist start a new dance craze

1960

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

1960

U.S. launches the first weather satellite

1962

SoCal surf shop Val Surf begins making its own skateboards

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

1968

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

1969

John Lennon and Yoko Ono's “Bed-In” for peace

1971

Jim Morrison of The Doors found dead

1972

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

1972

Watergate Scandal

1973

First skateboard trucks specifically designed for skateboarding is designed by Ron Bennett

1976

Fidel Castro becomes the President of Cuba

1977

New York City blackout

1978

The “ollie” skate trick was invented by Alan Gelfand, nicknamed Ollie

1979

After leaving college in 1979, Osama bin Laden went to Pakistan, and used money and machinery from his own construction company to help the Mujahideen resistance in the Soviet war in Afghanistan. He later told a journalist: “I felt outraged that an injustice had been committed against the people of Afghanistan.” Under CIA’s Operation Cyclone from 1979 to 1989, the United States and Saudi Arabia provided $40 billion worth of financial aid and weapons to almost 100,000 Mujahideen.

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

1987

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

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1992

Formal end to the Cold War

1993

Bill Clinton is President of the United States

1994

Kurt Cobain commits suicide

1995

First X-Games held by ESPN

1998

Google is founded

2001

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

2001

iPod is introduced to the market

2003

Saddam Hussein is captured by U.S. forces

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2008

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

2011

Charlie Sheen debacle

2011

Nate Dogg dies

2012

Hurricane Sandy

2016

Zika virus outbreak

2016

David Bowie dies

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