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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"

1934

Dorthea Fields is born

1939

Start of World War II — Nazi Germany attacks Poland. France, Australia and the UK declare war on Germany.

1944

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

1949

George Orwell's “1984” is published

Abbie

b1954

1960

Aluminum cans are used for the first time

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

Scientists identify the AIDS virus

1985

“Back to the Future” is released

1991

Collapse of the Soviet Union

1996

Princess Diana is killed in a car crash in Paris

2001

September 11 attacks

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2011

Nate Dogg dies

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)

1925

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

1929

7-Up is invented

1932

Radio City Music Hall opens in NYC

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

1944

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

1945

World War II ends

1949

George Orwell's “1984” is published

1949

The first Polaroid camera is sold

1953

Cigarette smoking is reported as causing lung cancer

1953

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

1954

Ellis Island in NY closes as a point of immigration

1957

Elvis Presley purchases a mansion in Memphis and calls it Graceland

1957

Laika, a dog becomes the first animal to enter space on Sputnik 2

1959

“Twilight Zone” airs for the first time

1962

“Spiderman” makes his first appearance in a comic

1962

Kids begin referring to skating as “sidewalk surfing”

1963

MLK Jr delivers “I have a dream” speech

1965

San Diego skater Pat McGee is featured on the cover of Life 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

John Lennon and Yoko Ono's “Bed-In” for peace

1970

Isle of Wight Festival

1972

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

1974

Rumble in the Jungle (Muhammad Ali)

1976

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

1977

New York City blackout

1978

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

1980

CNN becomes the first 24 hour news station

1981

Scientists identify the AIDS virus

1982

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

1983

President Reagan ends U.S. arms embargo against Guatemala

1986

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

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

1993

Bill Clinton is President of the United States

1994

Kurt Cobain commits suicide

1998

Google is founded

1998

Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky scandal

1999

Napster initial release

2003

Apple launches iTunes

2003

Saddam Hussein is captured by U.S. forces

2004

Martha Stewart convicted of a felony

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2008

Justin Beiber discovered on YouTube

2011

Charlie Sheen debacle

2012

Barack Obama is re-elected

2014

Malala Tousafzai recieves Nobel Peace Prize

2016

Zika virus outbreak

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