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1920

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

Dorothea

b1924

1928

Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic

1932

The "Lindbergh Kidnapping"

1936

Adolf Hitler opens the 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

1941

Nylon stockings go on sale

1945

The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki mark the first time nuclear weapons are used in war

1950

Persecution of Communists is initiated by Senator McCarthy

Abbie

b1954

1959

Barbie is launched by Mattel

Julie

b1962

1966

First known skatepark opens in Anaheim, California

1971

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

1977

New York City blackout

1982

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

1986

The Oprah Winfrey Show debuts nationally

1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union

1995

eBay starts online auction and shopping site

2001

iPod is introduced to the market

2005

Hurricane Katrina

2010

Healthcare Reform Bill / Affordable Care Act is signed into law

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

1926

First SAT college admissions test is given to high school students

1928

Mickey Mouse makes his first appearance in "Steamboat Willie"

1931

U.S. National Anthem becomes The Star Spangled Banner

1932

The "Lindbergh Kidnapping"

1935

First canned beer is sold in America

1939

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

1939

"The Wizard of Oz" film premieres

1943

Hitler declares Total War

1945

World War II ends

1949

The first Polaroid camera is sold

1953

Playboy Magazine's first issue features Marilyn Monroe as its first cover girl and nude centerfold

1954

Sports Illustrated releases first issue

1955

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

1958

NASA is formed

1958

Bobby Fischer wins the U.S. Chess Championships

1959

“The Sound of Music” opens on Broadway

1962

“Spiderman” makes his first appearance in a comic

1962

Andy Warhol’s famous painting of a can of soup

1963

First known skateboard contest in Hermosa, CA

1964

The Rolling Stones release debut album of the same name

1967

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

1967

Summer of Love

1969

Woodstock

1969

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

1973

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

1973

U.S. involvement in Vietnam War ends

1975

“Jaws” film is released

1976

LA drought causes resident to drain swimming pools to conserve water—these became skate bowls.

1979

In August 1979, Talking Heads release their third album Fear Of Music. In his review Lester Bangs wrote; “So of course I always thought Talking Heads were about the individual human units response to cybernation, depersonalization, the effect of corporate consciousness on individual identity, all those great contemporary questions nobody can seem to come up with any real or workable answers for. Richard Hell was about the same thing on a darker, more hermetically self- enclosed/obsessed/possessed level, in fact the Ramones, Clash, just about all these New Wave bands that really count seem to be trying to deal with these questions which is why no matter what happens to it commercially New Wave for me will always be a lot more crucial than the R’n’R bands explosion of the Sixties, when it was all too easy to croon how there’s somethin’ happenin’ in here and what it is ain’t exactly clear. The point is, now we’re all “in here,” and apart from each other, and how are we gonna get out? “

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.

1981

Thrasher magazine is founded

1981

MTV is launched

1984

Sony and Philips introduce the first commercial CD players

1985

“Back to the Future” is released

1986

The Oprah Winfrey Show debuts nationally

1990

Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

1991

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

1992

Officers indicted and acquitted in Rodney King beating

1993

Bill Clinton is President of the United States

1995

eBay starts online auction and shopping site

1998

Google is founded

1998

Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal

2001

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

2003

Saddam Hussein is captured by U.S. forces

2004

Martha Stewart convicted of a felony

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2009

Michael Jackson dies

2010

Healthcare Reform Bill / Affordable Care Act is signed into law

2014

Malala Tousafzai recieves Nobel Peace Prize

2014

Recreational marijuana legalized in Colorado

2016

David Bowie dies

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