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1920

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

Dorothea

b1924

1928

Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly across the Atlantic

1933

"King Kong" premieres

1937

Amelia Earhart mysteriously disappears over the Pacific Ocean

1942

Women join the war effort on the assembly lines

1946

Bikinis go on sale in Paris

1951

The first oral contraceptive pill is invented

Abbie

b1954

1959

Alaska & Hawaii become U.S. states

Julie

b1962

1967

Summer of Love

1973

Dorthea gets divorced

1979

Sony Walkman is introduced

1983

President Reagan ends U.S. arms embargo against Guatemala

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

1994

Kurt Cobain commits suicide

1999

Napster initial release

2003

Department of Homeland Security begins operation

2007

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

2013

Google releases Google Glass

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

1928

Mickey Mouse makes his first appearance in "Steamboat Willie"

1929

7-Up is invented

1933

The chocolate chip cookie is invented

1934

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

1937

Amelia Earhart mysteriously disappears over the Pacific Ocean

1941

"Citizen Kane" film by Orson Welles is released

1941

Nylon stockings go on sale

1945

World War II ends

1945

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

1950

Persecution of Communists is initiated by Senator McCarthy

1951

The first oral contraceptive pill is invented

1955

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

1955

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

1956

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

1959

“Twilight Zone” airs for the first time

1960

Chubby Checker and the twist start a new dance craze

1962

The Space Needle in Seattle is completed

1962

Kids begin referring to skating as “sidewalk surfing”

1965

MLK Jr leads civil rights march in Alabama from Selma to Montgomery

1966

First known skatepark opens in Anaheim, California

1967

Summer of Love

1967

Thurgood Marshall is the first black justice on the Supreme Court

1970

Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin die of overdose

1972

Comeback of skateboarding with the invention of urethane wheels by Frank Nasworthy

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

Fidel Castro becomes the President of Cuba

1978

Jimmy Carty establishes the National Advisory Committee for Women

1979

Sony Walkman is introduced

1980

CNN becomes the first 24 hour news station

1982

Sally Ride is first female American astronaut in space

1982

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

1984

Sony and Philips introduce the first commercial CD players

1986

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

1990

Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

1991

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

1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union

1995

First X-Games held by ESPN

1997

Tiger Woods is youngest golfer to win the Masters

1998

Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal

1999

Napster initial release

2001

Beginning of the U.S. “War on Terrorism” campaign

2001

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

2004

Martha Stewart convicted of a felony

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

The Royal Wedding between Kate Middleton and Prince William

2012

Barack Obama is re-elected

2014

Robin Williams dies

2016

Zika virus outbreak

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