• Jeep

    The jeep was invented to help mobilize troops in world war 2. In July of 1941, the contract was created for production of 16,000 revised MB models at a unit price of $738.74. These jeeps were sent to allied troops across Europe.
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    The Holocaust

    In Nazi Germany, the Jewish community was target in a mass genocide across Europe. Around 6 million Jew were killed around Europe. They experienced mass shooting, concentration camps, gas chambers, and even inhuman experiments.
  • The attach on Pearl Harbor

    The attach on Pearl Harbor
    On December 7,1941 The Imperial Japanese Navy Air Services attack the naval base of pearl harbored in an effort to stop the United states from interfering on Japan's plan with southeast Asia territories. The United states declared war on japan 1 days later. This was The United States first big step in it's involvement in WW2.
  • Katharine Hepburn

    Katharine Hepburn
    Katharine Hepburn style represented the fashion of the time. Hepburn popularized more square fits with broad shoulder and trousers in woman. In her film Woman of the Year (1942) Hepburn wore very high neck suits in more darker colors. In the early 1940s rationing of fabrics effected the style of the time
  • Casablanca

    Casablanca is a 1942 Drama film directed by Michael Curtiz. It has been hailed as one of the greatest films in history. In 1943 it won The academy Award for Best Picture.
  • Hitler's Death and the end of Nazi Germany

    Hitler's Death and the end of Nazi Germany
    April 30, 1945, surrounded by the allied forces, Adolf Hitler and his wife commited suicide in his underground bunker. Eight days later the German forces surrendered.
  • The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

    The atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
    On August 6, 1945, The US dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima. The explosion immediately killed an estimated 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure. Three days later, a second A-bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people
  • Tupperware

    Tupperware was developed in 1946 by Earl Tupper. Tupperware became a household name in the 1950s because of a market strategy developed by vice president Brownie Wise. Housewives began to throw Tupperware parties. Women who stayed at home used this as a way to make money and soon Tupperware was a household name.
  • The Voice of Frank Sinatra

    The Voice of Frank Sinatra
    In March 4, 1946 Frank Sinatra released his first Album The Voice of Frank Sinatra. The album was number one on the billboard charts for seven weeks.
  • DIOR

    Luxury brand Dior came out with their first fashion collection called "New Look" The collection was popular in the fashion of women in the 1940's. It brought more feminine shapes like tight waist and full skirts. This collection cemented Dior as a leader in fashion in the 1950s. The feminine silhouette became more popular then the more formfitting masculine of the 40's
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson
    Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play in the MLB. He joined the Dodgers on April 15, 1947. Robinson also won the rookie of the year award in 1947 and was an all star from 1947-1954. Robinson was also a icon of the civil rights movement. He was able to face discrimination and proudly show his talent.
  • The Diary of a Young Girl

    The Diary of a Young Girl
    The Diary of a Young Girl was a diary kept by a young girl named Anne Frank. The diary followed Anne's days hiding with her family in the Netherlands. They were later captured and Anne died in a concentration camp in 1945. Her father the only survivor published her diary in 1947 and Anne's story became known around the world.
  • Mahatma Gandhi

    Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi was a Indian revolutionary and political ethicist who wanted to free India from British rule. He was known for his non violent protest and his support for women and religious inclusivity. He wanted to get rid of the caste system and help India become independent. Gandhi was assassinated during a prayer meeting in Delhi on 30 January 1948.
  • Queen Elizabeth becomes the Queen of England

    Queen Elizabeth becomes the Queen of England
    On 6 February 1952, 25 year old Elizabeth was named Queen Elizabeth ll following the death of her father King George Vl.
  • Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe
    The year 1953 was massively successful for actress Marilyn Monroe. She started in 3 major works; Niagara, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire. These movies set Marilyn as an icon and sex symbol of the 1950's cinema.
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    DNA chemical structure
    On February 28, 1953, Cambridge University scientists James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick announced they have determined the chemical structure of DNA as a double helix. Another female researcher by the name of Rosalind Franklin added them but was never named or awarded with them when they won the Nobel prize in 1962
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    Cuban Revolution

    The Cuban revolution was a movement in the 50's Cuba to overthrow the current government. In the span of 5 years war between the military in power in Cuba and the rebels led by Fidel Castro ended with victory for the rebel Army. Cuba became a communist country under Castro.
  • Ernest Hemingway

    Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway was an American novelist who style of writing influence many writers. He was known for his iceberg theory of writing and won the Nobel prize in literature in 1954. His work the Old man and the sea was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and is one of his most popular work.
  • Civil Rights

    Civil Rights
    In the early 50's the Civil rights movement began with the protest of people like Rosa Parks , Martin Luther King and the little rock nine. These pillars of the black community fought injustice and racism faced at the time.
  • Polio Vaccine

    Polio Vaccine
    In the early 50's US physician Jonas Salk created his first version and tested it on his family. By 1955 it was licensed and was distributed. Salk never charged for the formula in an effort to making the vaccine accessible to all.
  • James Dean

    James Dean
    Teen icon James Dean died in a car crash on September 30, 1955. Dean was a heart throb of his time and was extremely popular thank to the film Rebel Without a Cause(1955).
  • The Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War
    The Vietnam war started in November 1st of 1955.The war was between the communist north(supported by China, USSR and other communist countries) and the democratic South(supported by the U.S, and other anti-communist countries).
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    the 1950's introduced rock in roll and the king of rock and roll, Elvis Presley. Presley became an icon for the movement thanks to his performances which were considered overly sensual at the time. His albums Elvis Presley and Elvis topped the charts in 1956.