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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"

1933

The chocolate chip cookie is invented

1938

Germany begins its persecution of Jews

1942

Women join the war effort on the assembly lines

1948

Gandhi is assassinated

1952

U.S. successfully detonates the first hydrogen bomb

Abbie

b1954

1958

NASA is formed

Julie

b1962

1967

Thurgood Marshall is the first black justice on the Supreme Court

1972

Munich Olympics Terrorist Attack

1976

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

1981

Thrasher magazine is founded

1985

The first .com domain name is registered

1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union

1995

Oklahoma City bombing

2001

September 11 attacks

2005

Hurricane Katrina

2010

SpaceX successfully launches Dragon capsule

2016

David Bowie dies

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

1930

Frozen foods are sold commercially for the first time

1931

U.S. National Anthem becomes The Star Spangled Banner

1936

Adolf Hitler opens the 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

1937

DuPont Corp patents nylon

1941

"Citizen Kane" film by Orson Welles is released

1942

Duct Tape is developed

1945

Adolf Hitler and his wife of one day, Eva Braun, commit suicide

1948

Gandhi is assassinated

1950

Persecution of Communists is initiated by Senator McCarthy

1954

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

1954

Ellis Island in NY closes as a point of immigration

1956

The Rock and Roll dance craze sweeps the world

1959

“The Sound of Music” opens on Broadway

1960

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

1961

JFK is inaugurated as President of the U.S.

1962

“Spiderman” makes his first appearance in a comic

1964

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

1965

San Diego skater Pat McGee is featured on the cover of Life magazine

1967

Thurgood Marshall is the first black justice on the Supreme Court

1967

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

1968

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

1971

Soft contact lenses go on sale in the U.S.

1972

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

1973

Roe vs. Wade makes abortion a U.S. constitutional right

1976

Fidel Castro becomes the President of Cuba

1978

Space Invaders launches craze for video games

1978

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

1979

July 1979, Jimmy Carter delivers his “Crisis In Confidence” speech.

1980

CNN becomes the first 24 hour news station

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

1984

Sony makes the first 3 1/2” computer disk

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

1992

Formal end to the Cold War

1994

Kurt Cobain commits suicide

1996

Princess Diana is killed in a car crash in Paris

1997

Tiger Woods is youngest golfer to win the Masters

1999

Napster initial release

2001

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

2003

Apple launches iTunes

2005

Hurricane Katrina

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2010

SpaceX successfully launches Dragon capsule

2011

R.E.M announces breakup after 31 years

2012

Barack Obama is re-elected

2015

Gay marriage becomes Constitutional Right in the U.S.

2016

Brexit

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