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1920

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

Dorothea

b1924

1930

Frozen foods are sold commercially for the first time

1934

Dorthea Fields is born

1940

Booker T Washington is the first black person to appear on a U.S. stamp

1944

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

1949

George Orwell's “1984” is published

Abbie

b1954

1960

Aluminum cans are used for the first time

Julie

b1962

1967

Summer of Love

1971

Jim Morrison of The Doors found dead

1976

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

1981

Scientists identify the AIDS virus

1985

Route 66 is removed from the U.S. Highway system

1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union

1996

Princess Diana is killed in a car crash in Paris

2001

Beginning of the U.S. “War on Terrorism” campaign

2007

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

2011

Occupy Wall Street

1920

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

1924

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

1925

Adolf Hitler publishes volume one of “Mein Kampf”

1928

Mickey Mouse makes his first appearance in "Steamboat Willie"

1929

Wall Street Crash marks the period of The Great Depression for the U.S. and the rest of the world

1932

Radio City Music Hall opens in NYC

1933

The chocolate chip cookie is invented

1938

Germany begins its persecution of Jews

1938

Orson Welles's radio adaptation of "The War of the Worlds" (by H.G. Wells) is broadcasted

1942

Instant coffee is introduced

1943

The Great Depression ends in the U.S. with unemployment figures falling due to WWII-related work

1949

The first Polaroid camera is sold

1949

George Orwell's “1984” is published

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

Disneyland opens in California

1959

“The Sound of Music” opens on Broadway

1960

Aluminum cans are used for the first time

1961

Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human in space

1962

Marilyn Monroe sings Happy Birthday to President Kennedy

1965

The Quarterly Skateboarder is released (later called Skateboarder magazine)

1965

1965 Voting Rights Act becomes law, guaranteeing African Americans the right to vote

1966

Vans shoes get their start in the surf and skateboard scene

1966

Miniskirts are in fashion

1970

Isle of Wight Festival

1970

Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin die of overdose

1972

Munich Olympics Terrorist Attack

1972

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

1974

Rumble in the Jungle (Muhammad Ali)

1977

New York City blackout

1978

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

1979

The Xerox Alto, seen here in 1979, became well known in Silicon Valley and its GUI was increasingly seen as the future of computing. In 1979, Steve Jobs arranged a deal in which Apple Computer would license the concepts from Xerox in exchange for Xerox being able to purchase stock options in Apple. After two famous visits to see the Alto, Apple engineers used the concepts to introduce the Apple Lisa and Macintosh systems, sparking the GUI revolution that took hold during the 1980s.

1980

CNN becomes the first 24 hour news station

1982

Sally Ride is first female American astronaut in space

1984

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

1984

Sony makes the first 3 1/2” computer disk

1985

The first .com domain name is registered

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1990

Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

1991

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

1995

First X-Games held by ESPN

1995

Oklahoma City bombing

1996

Princess Diana is killed in a car crash in Paris

1997

Tiger Woods is youngest golfer to win the Masters

2001

Beginning of the U.S. “War on Terrorism” campaign

2001

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

2002

Kelly Clarkson wins first American Idol competition

2007

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

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2010

SpaceX successfully launches Dragon capsule

2011

Charlie Sheen debacle

2014

Recreational marijuana legalized in Colorado

2016

Zika virus outbreak

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