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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

1928

Mickey Mouse makes his first appearance in "Steamboat Willie"

1932

Radio City Music Hall opens in NYC

1936

Adolf Hitler opens the 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

1942

Duct Tape is developed

1947

The “Diary of Anne Frank” is published

1953

Cigarette smoking is reported as causing lung cancer

Abbie

b1954

1959

Barbie is launched by Mattel

Julie

b1962

1968

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

1972

Munich Olympics Terrorist Attack

1977

New York City blackout

1981

MTV is launched

1987

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

1993

Bill Clinton is President of the United States

1998

Google is founded

2002

Kelly Clarkson wins first American Idol competition

2007

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

2013

Lance Armstrong doping incident

1920

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

1924

Ford manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile

1925

"The Great Gatsby" is published

1929

7-Up is invented

1929

First car radio is made by Motorola

1933

The chocolate chip cookie is invented

1933

Alcatraz becomes a federal penitentiary

1939

"The Wizard of Oz" film premieres

1939

Start of World War II — Nazi Germany attacks Poland. France, Australia and the UK declare war on Germany.

1944

Franklin D Roosevelt becomes the only U.S. president to be elected to a fourth term

1944

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

1949

The first Polaroid camera is sold

1951

The first oral contraceptive pill is invented

1953

Cigarette smoking is reported as causing lung cancer

1954

Sports Illustrated releases first issue

1957

Elvis Presley purchases a mansion in Memphis and calls it Graceland

1959

Barbie is launched by Mattel

1959

“The Sound of Music” opens on Broadway

1962

Kids begin referring to skating as “sidewalk surfing”

1963

Bob Dylan walks off the Ed Sullivan show

1964

The Beatles have 13 singles Billboard's Hot 100 at the same time

1965

MLK Jr leads civil rights march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery

1968

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

1969

The Jackson 5 release their debut album

1969

The Who release “Tommy” rock opera

1970

Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin die of overdose

1972

Munich Olympics Terrorist Attack

1973

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

1975

“Jaws” film is released

1978

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

1978

“Garfield” debuts in U.S. newspapers

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.

1980

Pac-Man arcade game is released

1982

Sally Ride is first female American astronaut in space

1983

President Reagan ends U.S. arms embargo against Guatemala

1984

First Apple Macintosh goes on sale

1985

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

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1990

Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

1992

Formal end to the Cold War

1995

First X-Games held by ESPN

1996

Princess Diana is killed in a car crash in Paris

1997

Tiger Woods is youngest golfer to win the Masters

1997

OJ Simpson found guilty in civil case

2001

September 11 attacks

2002

Kelly Clarkson wins first American Idol competition

2003

Saddam Hussein is captured by U.S. forces

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2007

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

2008

Justin Beiber discovered on YouTube

2011

Amy Winehouse dies

2011

Charlie Sheen debacle

2013

Lance Armstrong doping incident

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