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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

1939

"The Wizard of Oz" film premieres

1943

The Great Depression ends in the U.S. with unemployment figures falling due to WWII-related work

1948

Gandhi is assassinated

Abbie

b1954

1959

“Twilight Zone” airs for the first time

Julie

b1962

1966

“Star Tek” debuts on NBC

1971

The voting age in the U.S. is lowered to 18 years when the 26th Amendment is ratified

1975

“Jaws” film is released

1979

July 1979, Jimmy Carter delivers his “Crisis In Confidence” speech.

1984

First Apple Macintosh goes on sale

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1995

Oklahoma City bombing

2001

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

2007

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

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.

1925

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

1929

Museum of Modern Art opens in New York

1929

7-Up is invented

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.

1934

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

1938

Germany begins its persecution of Jews

1939

"The Wizard of Oz" film premieres

1943

The Great Depression ends in the U.S. with unemployment figures falling due to WWII-related work

1945

The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki mark the first time nuclear weapons are used in war

1949

The first Polaroid camera is sold

1952

U.S. successfully detonates the first hydrogen bomb

1954

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

1954

Ellis Island in NY closes as a point of immigration

1957

Little Rock Nine

1958

Bobby Fischer wins the U.S. Chess Championships

1960

U.S. launches the first weather satellite

1961

Construction of the Berlin Wall begins

1962

Marilyn Monroe sings Happy Birthday to President Kennedy

1963

Bob Dylan walks off the Ed Sullivan show

1966

“Star Tek” debuts on NBC

1966

First known skatepark opens in Anaheim, California

1968

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

1969

The Who release “Tommy” rock opera

1970

Isle of Wight Festival

1972

Watergate Scandal

1973

First skateboard trucks specifically designed for skateboarding is designed by Ron Bennett

1974

Rumble in the Jungle (Muhammad Ali)

1976

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

1976

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

1979

July 1979, Jimmy Carter delivers his “Crisis In Confidence” speech.

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.

1980

John Lennon is shot outside his NY apartment

1984

Sony makes the first 3 1/2” computer disk

1984

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

1985

The first .com domain name is registered

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1990

Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

1991

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

1993

Bill Clinton is President of the United States

1995

First X-Games held by ESPN

1997

Tiger Woods is youngest golfer to win the Masters

1998

Google is founded

2001

iPod is introduced to the market

2001

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

2003

Saddam Hussein is captured by U.S. forces

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2007

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

2009

Barack Obama is inaugurated as President of the United States

2011

Charlie Sheen debacle

2013

Google releases Google Glass

2014

Robin Williams dies

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