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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

1929

First car radio is made by Motorola

1933

The chocolate chip cookie is invented

1938

Germany begins its persecution of Jews

1943

Hitler declares Total War

1948

Gandhi is assassinated

Abbie

b1954

1960

Aluminum cans are used for the first time

Julie

b1962

1966

NOW (National Organization of Women) is founded

1970

Isle of Wight Festival

1976

Fidel Castro becomes the President of Cuba

1982

Sally Ride is first female American astronaut in space

1986

First 10 musicians are inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

1991

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

1997

OJ Simpson found guilty in civil case

2001

September 11 attacks

2005

YouTube is founded

2011

R.E.M announces breakup after 31 years

2016

Zika virus outbreak

1920

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

1924

J Edgar Hoover appointed the head of the Bureau of Investigation (later FBI)

1926

First SAT college admissions test is given to high school students

1929

First car radio is made by Motorola

1931

U.S. National Anthem becomes The Star Spangled Banner

1934

One of the worst years of The Great Depression, political extremism and dictatorship became a way for people to envision a better life across the world.

1937

DuPont Corp patents nylon

1939

"The Wizard of Oz" film premieres

1943

Hitler declares Total War

1944

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

1947

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

1948

Gandhi is assassinated

1952

U.S. successfully detonates the first hydrogen bomb

1954

Sports Illustrated releases first issue

1954

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

1958

Bobby Fischer wins the U.S. Chess Championships

1958

NASA is formed

1960

Aluminum cans are used for the first time

1962

The Space Needle in Seattle is completed

1962

“Spiderman” makes his first appearance in a comic

1964

MLK Jr receives the Nobel Peace Prize

1966

NOW (National Organization of Women) is founded

1968

China celebrates 20 years of communist rule by Mao Tse-Tung

1969

Led Zeppelin release their 2nd album

1970

Isle of Wight Festival

1972

Watergate Scandal

1973

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

1974

Rumble in the Jungle (Muhammad Ali)

1975

“Jaws” film is released

1977

New York City blackout

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.

1980

Pac-Man arcade game is released

1980

CNN becomes the first 24 hour news station

1984

Sony makes the first 3 1/2” computer disk

1985

“Back to the Future” is released

1986

First 10 musicians are inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1992

Formal end to the Cold War

1994

Kurt Cobain commits suicide

1995

eBay starts online auction and shopping site

1995

Oklahoma City bombing

1999

Napster initial release

2001

September 11 attacks

2001

Wikipedia goes online

2005

YouTube is founded

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2008

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

2011

Charlie Sheen debacle

2012

Barack Obama is re-elected

2013

Google releases Google Glass

2016

Zika virus outbreak

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