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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

1930

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow meet

1935

First canned beer is sold in America

1940

Booker T Washington is the first black person to appear on a U.S. stamp

1945

Adolf Hitler and his wife of one day, Eva Braun, commit suicide

1949

The first Polaroid camera is sold

Abbie

b1954

1958

NASA is formed

Julie

b1962

1967

Thurgood Marshall is the first black justice on the Supreme Court

1973

Dorthea gets divorced

1977

New York City blackout

1983

President Reagan ends U.S. arms embargo against Guatemala

1987

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

1991

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

1997

Tiger Woods is youngest golfer to win the Masters

2003

Saddam Hussein is captured by U.S. forces

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

1925

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

1929

Museum of Modern Art opens in New York

1932

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers’ first join movie “Flying Down to Rio”

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.

1939

Lou Gehrig retires from Major League Baseball after being diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrigs Disease

1940

Booker T Washington is the first black person to appear on a U.S. stamp

1944

Franklin D Roosevelt becomes the only U.S. president to be elected to a fourth term

1944

Anne Frank pens her last diary entry and is arrested 3 days later by the Germans

1949

The first Polaroid camera is sold

1951

The first oral contraceptive pill is invented

1954

Sports Illustrated releases first issue

1956

The Rock and Roll dance craze sweeps the world

1957

Jim Fitzpatrick and George “Buster” P. Wilson nail roller-skate trucks onto 6x1 wood planks to make homemade skateboards

1960

Chubby Checker and the twist start a new dance craze

1961

Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human in space

1962

Andy Warhol’s famous painting of a can of soup

1962

Kids begin referring to skating as “sidewalk surfing”

1964

The Rolling Stones release debut album of the same name

1966

Simon and Garfunkel release “Sounds of Silence”

1966

First known skatepark opens in Anaheim, California

1967

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

1969

The Jackson 5 release their debut album

1972

Munich Olympics Terrorist Attack

1973

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

1974

Rumble in the Jungle (Muhammad Ali)

1976

Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

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.

1979

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

1980

CNN becomes the first 24 hour news station

1981

Thrasher magazine is founded

1984

First Apple Macintosh goes on sale

1984

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

1984

Sony makes the first 3 1/2” computer disk

1987

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

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1990

Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

1992

Officers indicted and acquitted in Rodney King beating

1992

Formal end to the Cold War

1995

Oklahoma City bombing

1996

Spice Girls first #1 “Wannabe”

1998

Google is founded

2001

iPod is introduced to the market

2003

Apple launches iTunes

2004

Martha Stewart convicted of a felony

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2008

Justin Beiber discovered on YouTube

2009

Michael Jackson dies

2012

Barack Obama is re-elected

2013

Google releases Google Glass

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