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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

Nearly 1 in 3 people are unemployed in the U.S., the highest level during The Great Depression

1938

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

1942

Duct Tape is developed

1948

Gandhi is assassinated

1953

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

Abbie

b1954

1959

“The Sound of Music” opens on Broadway

Julie

b1962

1967

Ali is stripped of his heavyweight title for refusing induction into the U.S. army

1971

Soft contact lenses go on sale in the U.S.

1977

New York City blackout

1981

Thrasher magazine is founded

1986

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

1990

Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

1995

Oklahoma City bombing

2001

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

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2011

Charlie Sheen debacle

2016

David Bowie dies

1920

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

1925

Silent horror classic “The Phantom of the Opera” (starring Lon Chaney) premieres

1925

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

1930

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow meet

1931

Classic horror film “Dracula” is released

1935

First canned beer is sold in America

1937

Amelia Earhart mysteriously disappears over the Pacific Ocean

1939

"The Wizard of Oz" film premieres

1942

Duct Tape is developed

1943

Hitler declares Total War

1948

Gandhi is assassinated

1949

George Orwell's “1984” is published

1954

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

1955

“The Mickey Mouse Club” debuts on ABC

1955

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

1959

“The Sound of Music” opens on Broadway

1961

First direct U.S. military involvement in Vietnam

1961

Construction of the Berlin Wall begins

1962

“Spiderman” makes his first appearance in a comic

1964

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

1966

Vans shoes get their start in the surf and skateboard scene

1966

Miniskirts are in fashion

1967

Ali is stripped of his heavyweight title for refusing induction into the U.S. army

1969

David Bowie's “Space Oddity” is released to coincide with Apollo 11 moon landing

1970

Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin die of overdose

1973

U.S. involvement in Vietnam War ends

1974

Rumble in the Jungle (Muhammad Ali)

1976

The development of punk rock — The Ramones, The Clash, Iggy Pop, Sex Pistols, The Damned, etc

1978

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

1978

Jimmy Carty establishes the National Advisory Committee for Women

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

“A-Team” with Mr. T premieres on NBC

1984

First Apple Macintosh goes on sale

1985

The first .com domain name is registered

1985

“Back to the Future” is released

1990

Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

1991

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

1992

Formal end to the Cold War

1992

Officers indicted and acquitted in Rodney King beating

1995

eBay starts online auction and shopping site

1997

Tiger Woods is youngest golfer to win the Masters

1998

Google is founded

1998

Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal

2001

Anthrax attacks

2002

Kelly Clarkson wins first American Idol competition

2003

Apple launches iTunes

2008

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

2008

Justin Beiber discovered on YouTube

2009

Michael Jackson dies

2012

Barack Obama is re-elected

2013

Lance Armstrong doping incident

2014

Recreational marijuana legalized in Colorado

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