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  • Einstein

    Einstein
    Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who discovered the theory of general relativity. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect".
  • Joseph Stalin

    Joseph Stalin
    Moscow, Russia. In 1928, Stalin replaced the New Economic Policy of the 1920s with a highly centralised command economy and Five-Year Plans, launching a period of rapid industrialization and economic collectivization in the countryside. As a result, the USSR was transformed from a largely agrarian society into a great industrial power, and the basis was provided for its emergence as world's second largest economy after World War II
  • Nelson Rockefeller

    Nelson Rockefeller
    Nelson was an american businessman politician, statesman, art collector and philanthrophist and he expanded the family`s tradition of public life from business and philanthrophy into government service and politics. He was governor of New York in 1973/74 he was nominated as vice president under Gerald Ford. He died of a heart attack in 1979.
  • Harry S. Truman

    Harry S. Truman
    Washington D.C. Was president from 1945 to 1953. Truman authorized use of atomic weapons against Japan. On the morning of August 6, 1945, at 8:15, the B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb.
  • Joe McCarthy

    Joe McCarthy
    Wisconsin. Senator of Wisconsin from 1947 - 1957, He became the most visible public face during the cold war.
  • Space Monkey

    Space Monkey
    Before humans went into space, several animals were launched into space, including monkeys, so that scientists could study the biological effects of space travel. The United States launched flights with monkeys between 1948-1961 with one flight in 1969 and one in 1985. France launched two monkey-carrying flights in 1967. The Soviet Union and Russia launched monkeys between 1983 and 1996.
  • Syngman Rhee

    Syngman Rhee
    The Republic of Korea was proclaimed on August 15, 1948. Its 1st president was Syngman Rhee. From the start, the main business of the gov't was the suppression of leftist groups, some independent but many supported by N. Korea. The general S. Korean success in this effort probably led the N. Korean government to launch its full-scale military attack in June 1950. The war totally disrupted S. Korean life and politics, and Rhee began to lose the support of the legislature.
  • Red China

    Red China
    The Guomingand was defeated by the communist and a people's republic was set up by Mao Tse-Tung. This was when China communist and was called "Red China".
  • The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye
    Famous novel by Jerome David Salinger, an American author. Originally published for adults, it has become popular with adolescent readers for its themes of teenage confusion, angst, alienation, language, and rebellion. It's been translated into almost all of the world's major languages. It was on Time's 2005 list of the 100 best novels written since 1923, and it was named by Modern Library and its readers as one of the 100 best English novels of the 20th century.
  • The King & I

    The King & I
    Musical debuted in 1951 at Broadway's St. James Theatre. Was an immediate hit. It won Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Actress (for Lawrence) and Best Featured Actor (for Brynner).
  • Vaccine

    Vaccine
    USA. Prevented Polio and saved American children from getting Polio while playing in the summer.
  • Eisenhower

    Eisenhower
    Was a five-star general in the United States Army and the 34th President of the United States, from 1953 until 1961, and the last to be born in the 19th century. During World War II, he served as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe, with responsibility for planning and supervising the successful invasion of France and Germany in 1944–45, from the Western Front. In 1951, he became the first supreme commander of NATO.
  • England's new Queen

    England's new Queen
    The coronation of Englands Queen Elizabeth II. She and her husband started the first of many other long journeys to the commonwealth.
  • Rock Around the Clock

    Rock Around the Clock
    Haley's recording became an anthem for rebellious Fifties youth and is considered to be the song that brought rock and roll into mainstream culture around the world. The song is ranked #158 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Released in New York City
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    Memphis, TN. The most famous singer of the 20th Century. A cultural icon. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King". He has been inducted into four music halls of fame.
  • Disneyland

    Disneyland
    Anaheim, CA. Built by Walt E. Disney. His legacy still lives throughout the entire world.
  • Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly
    Buddy Holly was an American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. He was born in Lubbock, Texas .Although his success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash, Holly is described as "the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll.
  • Princess Grace

    Princess Grace
    Princess Grace married Prince Ranier of Monaco in 1956. She was born in Philadelphia and killed in a car accident September 14, 1982.
  • Hula Hoops

    Hula Hoops
    The hula hoop started with an idea from Australian bamboo used for exercise hoops. Showed importance of marketing through television. Marketed by California's Wham-O Toy Company
  • Sputnik

    Sputnik
    The Soviet Union put the first artificial satellite into orbit and started the modern space age.
  • Psycho

    Psycho
    Psycho has become one of the most world-wide recognizable films in cinema history, Inspired by a serial killer in Wisconsin and is arguably Hitchcock's best known film. The most original and influential moment in the film is the "shower scene", which became iconic in pop culture because it is often regarded as one of the most terrifying scenes ever filmed.
  • Payola

    Payola
    Record Companies paid money so that disc jockeys played their songs. In 1960 US Congress opened hearings on payola, a scheme in which a radio station or its employees, usually disc jockeys, accepted payment for broadcasting records. Among those accused were DJs Alan Freed and Dick Clark.
  • U-2

    U-2
    The U-2 , is an American spy plane. One was shot down over Russia on 5/1/60. The pilot was Francis Gary Powers, who survived, but was arrested by the Russians. The plane took photos of troop movements and missile sites. At first Eisenhower denied that the U-2 was spying, but the Soviets had evidence and Eisenhower had to admit it. Khrushchev demanded an apology for the flights and the promise to halt them. Eisenhower agreed to stop the U-2 fligh but would not apologize.
  • Chubby Checker

    Chubby Checker
    Philadelphia. Famous rhythm and blues piano player and an excellent musician recorded "Twist", a composition by Hank Ballard. He also popularized the dance style.
  • Belgians in the Congo

    Belgians in the Congo
    The Belgian King Baudoin proclaimed the independance of the "Belgish Congo". Within a week of the independance, violent disorder broke out. Belgian troops were sent to the Congo to restore order.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    An unsuccessful action by a CIA trained force of Cuban exiles to invade Southern Cuba. Cuban armed forces, trained and equipped by eastern bloc nations defeated the invading combatants within 3 days.
  • John Glenn

    John Glenn
    Born in Ohio. First American to orbit Earth and 3rd to go into space. Received a conogressional space Medal of Honor. Is in the Astronaut Hall of Fame.
  • Ayatollahs in Iran

    Ayatollahs in Iran
    Ayatollah is a title of honour for the best lawyers of the "imamitic Schiits". One of the most famous imamitic lawyers of the 20th century is the leader and founder of the Republic of Iran, Ayatollah . He was made an Ayatollah and leader of the Schiits. Khomeini went back to Iran and became the leader of the Islamic revolution. In November 1979 Khomeini`s men took over the US embassy in Theheran. They took 53 US citizens as hostages. The new regime supported active terrorism.
  • JFK

    JFK
    President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX. This is still the subject of widespread debate today,
  • Foreign Debts

    Foreign Debts
    The american government was spending more money than tax income. The debts increased.
  • Studebaker

    Studebaker
    The Studebaker played a significant role in transportation technology. In 1902 Studebaker manufactured an electric car, and Thomas Edison bought one of them. The Studebaker Brothers first started their wagon building business back in 1852, and by 1900 they were the largest auto manufacturer in the world. Manufactured in South Bend, IN.
  • Watergate Scandal

    Watergate Scandal
    The Watergate scandal was a political scandal during the 1970s in the United States resulting from the break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C. The scandal led to the resignation of the President of the United States, Richard Nixon, on August 9, 1974, the first and only resignation of any U.S. President.
  • Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan
    President Reagan started new political and economic initiatives. His economic policies, called "Reaganomics," advocated reducing tax rates to spur economic growth, controlling the money supply to reduce inflation, deregulation of the economy, and reducing government spending. He ranks highly in public opinion polls of U.S. Presidents, and is a conservative icon.
  • AIDS

    AIDS
    AIDS became a world wide pandemic. (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). A disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus. Sixty million people have been infected.
  • Rock N Roller Cola Wars

    Rock N Roller Cola Wars
    USA. This was a conflict between Pepsi and Coca Cola using Rock N Roll music. Coca Cola and Pepsi still compete today.
  • Bernie Goetz

    Bernie Goetz
    He shot 4 young men who he said tried to rob him resulting in his conviction for illegal possession of firearms, in New York in 1984. He came to symbolize New Yorkers’ frustrations with the high crime rates of the early 1980s.
  • China Under Martial Law

    China Under Martial Law
    Tiananmen Square, China. Student demonstrations called for accelerated liberalization. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history. The square was the center of the 4 June 1989 protests, where soldiers opened fire on protesters, killing 400–800, and perhaps many more.
  • Sugar Ray

    Sugar Ray
    Sugar Ray Robinson (born in Ailey, Georgia as Walker Smith Jr., May 3, 1921 – April 12, 1989) was a professional american boxer. Frequently cited as the greatest boxer of all time, Robinson's performances in the welterweight and middleweight divisions prompted sportswriters to create "pound for pound" rankings, where they compared fighters regardless of weight. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990.