Wilbur and Orville wright, once bike salesmen, achieved the first powered flight in the world. Not bad, considering people of the time still didn't know how to treat an infection.
Everywhere, shipping comanies rejoiced. Finally, packing peanuts were a real thing.
Titanic Hits an Iceberg, Sinks
Moral of the story is that icebergs always have the right of way, so ships steer clear.
Ford Begins Model T Production on Assembly Lines
Legend has it, an executive made a cheaply produced variant of the Model T. Upon showing it to Mr. Ford, the executive was fired and Henry ripped the car apart with his bear hands, which is totally what I would do with bear hands.
Start Of World War 1
The first World War started with the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, sparking the second largest war in history.
The Panama Canal is arguable the most amazing feat of transportation not built by nature. Annualy, over 14,000 ships travel along the canal.
US Women's Suffrage
Women gained the right to vote in 1919 (or 1920 depending on your views) in the 19th amendment.
Stalin killed 25 million of his own people in an attempt to modernize Russia.
Stock Market Crash and Great Depression
The stock market crash made many rich men poor, and poor men poorer. However, recovery was inevitable.
Rise of Adolf Hitler
After the appointment of the insane, megalomaniac, genocidal tyrant that Rene loves, a bunchof people died in the largest war ever.
This order from HItler caused many Jewish businesses to be ruined, with windows shattered and all their stuff stolen.
TV In America
...And there goes the nations physical prowess.
Beginning of World War 2
Hitler invaded Poland in 1939 to start off the largest war in the history of the world.
Attack On Pearl Harbor
With the attack on the fleet in Hawaii, the US was forced into World War 2
Many Jewish people died in Auschwitz. If there are such things as ghosts, this is where they would reside.
Due to strong Zionism, Israel had the backing of great Western empires. But all was not wellwithin the Gaza Strip, and all is still not well in the Gaza Strip
Mao in China
Communist Revolution 2: Chinese Boogaloo. Brought about social and political change in china, usually for the worse.
Polio Vaccine Created
Dr.Jonas Salk created the worlds first effective Polio vaccine, effectively ending the Polio epidemic.
Assaassination of John F. Kennedy
On this fateful day in Dallas, a great loss was dealt to the United States
In 1964, the Surgeon General wised up and declared smoking to be bad. This led to more people smoking, but with the knowledge it would kill them.
Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most influential figures for racial equality, was killed on the balcony of his hotel. This was a tragic loss for all involved.
With the US landing on the moon, the Space Race ended in favor of the United States. Never again has man been to the moon.
Roe v. Wade
One of the most important court cases in American legal history, abortion was legalized due to the outcome.
The fatal disease of the 20th and 21st century was first identified in 1981
World Wide Web
Suddenly, we discovered something both wonderful and horrible at the same time. The internet probably revolutionized information sharing more than any other technology.
With the fall of the Berlin Wall, East and West Berling were reunited and became Berlin again.
Dissolution of U.S.S.R
In Soviet Russia, government runs you! In all seriousness, this was a major step in the growth of democracy.
Apartheid Ends in South Africa
With the end of Apartheid,official racial tension disappears from south Africa
First Sheep Clone, Dolly
Some scientists decided to clone a sheep. Lo and behold, it worked, and now there are two identical sheep, down to the last DNA strand,
Lewinski screwed Bill Clinton in more way than one. Impeachment is a very, very rare thing in the U.S