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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

7-Up is invented

1933

The chocolate chip cookie is invented

1938

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

1943

Hitler declares Total War

1948

Gandhi is assassinated

1952

U.S. successfully detonates the first hydrogen bomb

Abbie

b1954

1958

NASA is formed

Julie

b1962

1968

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

1973

Dorthea gets divorced

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.

1983

President Reagan ends U.S. arms embargo against Guatemala

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1993

Bill Clinton is President of the United States

1999

Napster initial release

2003

Apple launches iTunes

2007

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

2012

Hurricane Sandy

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

Scopes Monkey Trial (on teaching evolution in public school) comes to an end

1929

7-Up is invented

1929

First car radio is made by Motorola

1935

First canned beer is sold in America

1938

Germany begins its persecution of Jews

1939

"The Wizard of Oz" film premieres

1942

Duct Tape is developed

1946

Tupperware is sold in department and hardware stores

1947

The “Diary of Anne Frank” is published

1950

Persecution of Communists is initiated by Senator McCarthy

1953

Cigarette smoking is reported as causing lung cancer

1954

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

1955

Rosa Parks is arrested in Montgomery Alabama sets the American Civil Rights Movement in motion

1958

NASA is formed

1959

Alaska & Hawaii become U.S. states

1959

“The Sound of Music” opens on Broadway

1962

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

Kids begin referring to skating as “sidewalk surfing”

1964

U.S. Surgeon General reports that smoking may lead to lung cancer

1965

The Quarterly Skateboarder is released (later called Skateboarder 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

1970

Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin die of overdose

1972

Munich Olympics Terrorist Attack

1973

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

1973

U.S. involvement in Vietnam War ends

1975

“Jaws” film is released

1977

New York City blackout

1978

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

1978

Space Invaders launches craze for video games

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.

1983

President Reagan ends U.S. arms embargo against Guatemala

1984

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

1984

Sony and Philips introduce the first commercial CD players

1986

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

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union

1991

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

1992

Officers indicted and acquitted in Rodney King beating

1995

Oklahoma City bombing

1997

Tiger Woods is youngest golfer to win the Masters

1997

OJ Simpson found guilty in civil case

1998

Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal

2001

Anthrax attacks

2003

Saddam Hussein is captured by U.S. forces

2004

Martha Stewart convicted of a felony

2007

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

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2011

Nate Dogg dies

2011

Charlie Sheen debacle

2013

Twitter IPO

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