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1920

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

Dorothea

b1924

1930

Frozen foods are sold commercially for the first time

1936

Adolf Hitler opens the 11th Olympic Games in Berlin

1940

Hattie McDaniel becomes the first black woman to win an Oscar/Academy Award for her role in “Gone With the Wind”

1945

World War II ends

1950

Persecution of Communists is initiated by Senator McCarthy

Abbie

b1954

1958

Bobby Fischer wins the U.S. Chess Championships

Julie

b1962

1966

First known skatepark opens in Anaheim, California

1972

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

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

1994

Kurt Cobain commits suicide

2001

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

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2011

R.E.M announces breakup after 31 years

2015

Gay marriage becomes Constitutional Right in the U.S.

1920

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

1924

Ford manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile

1926

Chicago Al Capone gangster turf wars

1929

7-Up is invented

1931

U.S. National Anthem becomes The Star Spangled Banner

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.

1937

DuPont Corp patents nylon

1940

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

1942

Duct Tape is developed

1945

World War II ends

1947

The “Diary of Anne Frank” is published

1950

Persecution of Communists is initiated by Senator McCarthy

1951

The first oral contraceptive pill is invented

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.

1957

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

1959

“Twilight Zone” airs for the first time

1961

Yuri Gagarin becomes the first human in space

1962

Andy Warhol’s famous painting of a can of soup

1963

MLK Jr delivers “I have a dream” speech

1965

The Quarterly Skateboarder is released (later called Skateboarder magazine)

1966

Vans shoes get their start in the surf and skateboard scene

1966

First known skatepark opens in Anaheim, California

1967

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

1969

David Bowie's “Space Oddity” is released to coincide with Apollo 11 moon landing

1970

Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin die of overdose

1972

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

1974

Rumble in the Jungle (Muhammad Ali)

1975

“Jaws” film is released

1976

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

1978

Space Invaders launches craze for video games

1980

Post-It notes are invented by 3M

1981

MTV is launched

1982

Sally Ride is first female American astronaut in space

1984

Sony and Philips introduce the first commercial CD players

1986

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

1989

“The Simpsons” seen on TV for the first time

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

First X-Games held by ESPN

1996

Princess Diana is killed in a car crash in Paris

1998

Google is founded

2001

iPod is introduced to the market

2001

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

2003

Saddam Hussein is captured by U.S. forces

2007

Apple introduces the iPhone

2008

Fidel Castro steps down as president of Cuba after 50 years in power

2009

Michael Jackson dies

2012

Austrian Felix Baumgartner becomes first person to break the sound barrier without mechanical assistance

2012

Barack Obama is re-elected

2014

Recreational marijuana legalized in Colorado

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