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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

"King Kong" premieres

1938

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

1943

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

1949

George Orwell's “1984” is published

Abbie

b1954

1959

Barbie is launched by Mattel

Julie

b1962

1968

MLK Jr is assassinated

1973

Dorthea gets divorced

1977

New York City blackout

1983

President Reagan ends U.S. arms embargo against Guatemala

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1993

Bill Clinton is President of the United States

1998

Google is founded

2003

Saddam Hussein is captured by U.S. forces

2008

Justin Beiber discovered on YouTube

2012

Hurricane Sandy

2016

David Bowie dies

1920

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

1924

J Edgar Hoover appointed the head of the Bureau of Investigation (later FBI)

1924

Ford manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile

1929

Museum of Modern Art opens in New York

1930

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow meet

1933

"King Kong" premieres

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

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

1949

The first Polaroid camera is sold

1951

The first oral contraceptive pill is invented

1953

Cigarette smoking is reported as causing lung cancer

1954

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

1956

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

1958

Bobby Fischer wins the U.S. Chess Championships

1959

Barbie is launched by Mattel

1962

SoCal surf shop Val Surf begins making its own skateboards

1962

Kids begin referring to skating as “sidewalk surfing”

1964

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

1965

The Quarterly Skateboarder is released (later called Skateboarder magazine)

1966

Vans shoes get their start in the surf and skateboard scene

1968

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

1969

The Who release “Tommy” rock opera

1969

The Jackson 5 release their debut album

1973

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

1973

U.S. involvement in Vietnam War ends

1973

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

1976

Fidel Castro becomes the President of Cuba

1977

New York City blackout

1979

NASA launched the two Voyager spacecrafts in 1977, and by the summer of 1979 Voyager 2 was approaching Jupiter, carrying Carl Sagan’s infamous “Golden Record” of life on earth with the following statement by president Carter. “This is a present from a small distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts, and our feelings. We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours. We hope someday, having solved the problems we face, to join a community of galactic civilizations. This record represents our hope and our determination, and our good will in a vast and awesome universe - Jimmy Carter”

1979

The Iranian Revolution, also known as the Islamic Revolution or the 1979 Revolution; refers to events involving the overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, who was supported by the United States and its eventual replacement with an Islamic republic under the Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution, supported by various leftist and Islamist organizations and Iranian student movements.

1981

Thrasher magazine is founded

1981

Scientists identify the AIDS virus

1984

Sony and Philips introduce the first commercial CD players

1984

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

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

1992

Officers indicted and acquitted in Rodney King beating

1993

Bill Clinton is President of the United States

1995

eBay starts online auction and shopping site

1997

OJ Simpson found guilty in civil case

1997

Tiger Woods is youngest golfer to win the Masters

2001

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

2001

iPod is introduced to the market

2001

Wikipedia goes online

2005

Hurricane Katrina

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2009

Michael Jackson dies

2011

Charlie Sheen debacle

2011

R.E.M announces breakup after 31 years

2015

Gay marriage becomes Constitutional Right in the U.S.

2016

David Bowie dies

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