1900-2000 important events

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  • Galveston Hurricane

    Galveston Hurricane
    Known as the "Great Storm of 1900", leaving up to 12,000 fatalities in the United States. This is still the deadliest natural disaster in U.S. history.
  • U.S. enters World War 1

    U.S. enters World War 1
    After three years of conflict starting in 1914, the U.S. entered WW1, declaring war on Germany.
  • Influenza Pandemic

    Influenza Pandemic
    Worldwide influenza epidemic strikes. By 1920 nearly 20 million people were dead world wide, 500,000 in the U.S.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    The stock market crashed on October 29th, 1929. This lead to the worst economic downfall we had ever seen, known as The Great Depression.
  • U.S. adopted their National Anthem

    U.S. adopted their National Anthem
    March 3, 1931 the Star-Spangled Banner was chosen to be Americas national anthem.
  • Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

    Japan attacks Pearl Harbor
    December 7th,1941, Japan sent a surprise attack on U.S. Pearl Harbor. This lead to Americas entrance into WW2.
  • Hawaii became Americas 50th state

    Hawaii became Americas 50th state
    On August 21st,1959, Hawaii joined the Union being our 50th and final state. This remains historically significant but without any controversy.
  • Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech

    Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech
    Martin Luther King gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in front of 200,000 people during the civil rights march in Washington, DC.
  • Man Lands on the Moon

    Man Lands on the Moon
    Apollo 11 was the first spaceflight that landed man on the moon, world wide.
  • Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal

    Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal
    A political sex scandal caught great attention in 1998 between President Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky.