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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"

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

1942

Instant coffee is introduced

1947

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

1953

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

Abbie

b1954

1958

Bobby Fischer wins the U.S. Chess Championships

Julie

b1962

1967

Summer of Love

1972

Watergate Scandal

1976

Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

1980

John Lennon is shot outside his NY apartment

1985

“Back to the Future” is released

1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union

1996

Princess Diana is killed in a car crash in Paris

2001

Anthrax attacks

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2011

Charlie Sheen debacle

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

Chicago Al Capone gangster turf wars

1929

7-Up is invented

1931

Classic horror film “Dracula” is released

1935

First canned beer is sold in America

1937

DuPont Corp patents nylon

1940

McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, Ca

1941

Nylon stockings go on sale

1945

World War II ends

1946

Bikinis go on sale in Paris

1950

Persecution of Communists is initiated by Senator McCarthy

1951

“I Love Lucy” premieres on CBS

1954

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

1956

“The Ten Commandments” premieres

1956

Alabama Bus segregation laws declared illegal by the U.S. Supreme Court.

1960

U.S. launches the first weather satellite

1961

JFK is inaugurated as President of the U.S.

1961

First direct U.S. military involvement in Vietnam

1962

Cuban Missile Crisis

1965

1965 Voting Rights Act becomes law, guaranteeing African Americans the right to vote

1965

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

1966

U.S. has nearly 500K troops in Vietnam

1968

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

1970

Isle of Wight Festival

1970

Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin die of overdose

1971

Jim Morrison of The Doors found dead

1974

Rumble in the Jungle (Muhammad Ali)

1976

Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

1976

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

1978

Space Invaders launches craze for video games

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.

1980

John Lennon is shot outside his NY apartment

1982

Sally Ride is first female American astronaut in space

1984

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

1985

“Back to the Future” is released

1986

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

1986

The Oprah Winfrey Show debuts nationally

1990

Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

1991

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

1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union

1995

First X-Games held by ESPN

1996

Spice Girls first #1 “Wannabe”

1997

Tiger Woods is youngest golfer to win the Masters

1998

Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal

2001

iPod is introduced to the market

2001

Anthrax attacks

2003

Department of Homeland Security begins operation

2005

YouTube is founded

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2009

Michael Jackson dies

2009

Barack Obama is inaugurated as President of the United States

2011

Charlie Sheen debacle

2015

Gay marriage becomes Constitutional Right in the U.S.

2016

Brexit

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