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1920

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

Dorothea

b1924

1929

7-Up is invented

1933

The chocolate chip cookie is invented

1938

Germany begins its persecution of Jews

1942

Instant coffee is introduced

1947

The “Diary of Anne Frank” is published

1952

U.S. successfully detonates the first hydrogen bomb

Abbie

b1954

1959

“Twilight Zone” airs for the first time

Julie

b1962

1967

Thurgood Marshall is the first black justice on the Supreme Court

1972

Watergate Scandal

1977

New York City blackout

1983

“A-Team” with Mr. T premieres on NBC

1987

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

1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union

1996

Spice Girls first #1 “Wannabe”

2001

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

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

1925

First national radio broadcast of a Presidential inauguration (Calvin Coolidge)

1930

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow meet

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.

1938

Germany begins its persecution of Jews

1939

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

1943

Hitler declares Total War

1944

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

1947

The “Diary of Anne Frank” is published

1951

The term “rock n roll” is coined by Cleveland DJ Alan Freed

1953

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

1954

Ellis Island in NY closes as a point of immigration

1957

Jim Fitzpatrick and George “Buster” P. Wilson nail roller-skate trucks onto 6x1 wood planks to make homemade skateboards

1957

Little Rock Nine

1958

NASA is formed

1962

SoCal surf shop Val Surf begins making its own skateboards

1962

The Space Needle in Seattle is completed

1962

“Spiderman” makes his first appearance in a comic

1964

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

1966

“Star Tek” debuts on NBC

1966

Simon and Garfunkel release “Sounds of Silence”

1967

Thurgood Marshall is the first black justice on the Supreme Court

1969

The Who release “Tommy” rock opera

1970

First jumbo jet, the Boeing 747, completes its first commercial flight

1972

Watergate Scandal

1973

U.S. involvement in Vietnam War ends

1974

Rumble in the Jungle (Muhammad Ali)

1976

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

1978

“Garfield” debuts in U.S. newspapers

1978

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

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

MTV is launched

1984

Sony and Philips introduce the first commercial CD players

1984

First Apple Macintosh goes on sale

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1990

Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

1992

Formal end to the Cold War

1993

Bill Clinton is President of the United States

1995

eBay starts online auction and shopping site

1996

Spice Girls first #1 “Wannabe”

1999

Napster initial release

2001

Anthrax attacks

2001

iPod is introduced to the market

2001

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

2005

Hurricane Katrina

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2008

Justin Beiber discovered on YouTube

2011

R.E.M announces breakup after 31 years

2011

Amy Winehouse dies

2013

Twitter IPO

2016

David Bowie dies

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