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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

1929

Museum of Modern Art opens in New York

1933

Alcatraz becomes a federal penitentiary

1938

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

1944

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

1948

Gandhi is assassinated

Abbie

b1954

1958

NASA is formed

Julie

b1962

1966

First known skatepark opens in Anaheim, California

1971

Soft contact lenses go on sale in the U.S.

1977

New York City blackout

1982

Sally Ride is first female American astronaut in space

1986

The Oprah Winfrey Show debuts nationally

1990

Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

1996

Princess Diana is killed in a car crash in Paris

2001

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

2005

YouTube is founded

2011

Charlie Sheen debacle

2016

Zika virus outbreak

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

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

1929

7-Up is invented

1930

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow meet

1935

First canned beer is sold in America

1937

DuPont Corp patents nylon

1940

McDonald's opens its first restaurant in San Bernardino, Ca

1943

Hitler declares Total War

1944

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

1949

George Orwell's “1984” is published

1949

The first Polaroid camera is sold

1954

Sports Illustrated releases first issue

1955

“The Mickey Mouse Club” debuts on ABC

1955

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

1960

Chubby Checker and the twist start a new dance craze

1960

U.S. launches the first weather satellite

1960

The first televised U.S. presidential debate takes place between Kennedy and Nixon

1962

Marilyn Monroe sings Happy Birthday to President Kennedy

1965

“Days of Our Lives” debuts

1966

First known skatepark opens in Anaheim, California

1966

Miniskirts are in fashion

1966

Vans shoes get their start in the surf and skateboard scene

1970

First jumbo jet, the Boeing 747, completes its first commercial flight

1971

Jim Morrison of The Doors found dead

1971

Soft contact lenses go on sale in the U.S.

1972

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

1975

The Fall of Saigon

1976

Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

1976

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

1977

New York City blackout

1981

MTV is launched

1981

Thrasher magazine is founded

1982

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

1984

Sony makes the first 3 1/2” computer disk

1985

“Back to the Future” is released

1990

Demolition of the Berlin Wall begins

1991

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

1994

Kurt Cobain commits suicide

1995

Oklahoma City bombing

1996

Princess Diana is killed in a car crash in Paris

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

2003

Department of Homeland Security begins operation

2003

Apple launches iTunes

2007

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

2008

Justin Beiber discovered on YouTube

2009

Michael Jackson dies

2013

Google releases Google Glass

2013

Lance Armstrong doping incident

2014

Malala Tousafzai recieves Nobel Peace Prize

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