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1920

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

Dorothea

b1924

1930

Frozen foods are sold commercially for the first time

1935

First canned beer is sold in America

1941

"Citizen Kane" film by Orson Welles is released

1945

World War II ends

1950

Persecution of Communists is initiated by Senator McCarthy

Abbie

b1954

1959

“The Sound of Music” opens on Broadway

Julie

b1962

1968

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

1973

Dorthea gets divorced

1977

New York City blackout

1982

Sally Ride is first female American astronaut in space

1986

The Oprah Winfrey Show debuts nationally

1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union

1996

Princess Diana is killed in a car crash in Paris

2001

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

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2013

Twitter IPO

1920

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

1924

Ellis Island closes as immigration entry point for the U.S.

1926

Ford announces the 40-hour work week

1930

Frozen foods are sold commercially for the first time

1930

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow meet

1934

Shirley Temple appears in her first movie "Stand Up & Cheer"

1936

Adolf Hitler opens the 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

1939

"The Wizard of Oz" film premieres

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

1955

“In God We Trust” is added to all U.S. paper currency

1957

Laika, a dog becomes the first animal to enter space on Sputnik 2

1960

Aluminum cans are used for the first time

1962

“Spiderman” makes his first appearance in a comic

1962

Kids begin referring to skating as “sidewalk surfing”

1963

JFK is assassinated

1964

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

1967

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

1968

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

1969

The Jackson 5 release their debut album

1970

Isle of Wight Festival

1972

Munich Olympics Terrorist Attack

1973

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

1975

“Jaws” film is released

1976

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

1977

New York City blackout

1978

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

1980

Post-It notes are invented by 3M

1981

Thrasher magazine is founded

1982

Highest unemployment rates and worst recession in the U.S. since the Depression

1983

President Reagan ends U.S. arms embargo against Guatemala

1986

The Oprah Winfrey Show debuts nationally

1987

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

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1991

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

1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union

1992

Officers indicted and acquitted in Rodney King beating

1994

Kurt Cobain commits suicide

1997

OJ Simpson found guilty in civil case

1998

Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal

2001

iPod is introduced to the market

2001

Wikipedia goes online

2002

Kelly Clarkson wins first American Idol competition

2005

YouTube is founded

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2008

Justin Beiber discovered on YouTube

2009

Barack Obama is inaugurated as President of the United States

2011

Nate Dogg dies

2013

Twitter IPO

2015

Gay marriage becomes Constitutional Right in the U.S.

2016

Zika virus outbreak

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