The Influenza killed between 20 to 40 million people. An estimated 675,000 Americans died during the pandemic. Emergency hospitals were set up all over the world, though none could stop it from spreading.
Death of Great Great Grandma Francis Whiny
She died tragically from the influenza epidemic.
The Great Stock Market Crash
On this Black Tuesday, the most devastating and drastic stock market crash in the history of the United States occured.
Start of the Great Depression
At this time, a severe and worldwide economic depression descended after WWII.
Marriage of Harold and Evelyn Britain
Harold and Evelyn were married in East Palestine, Ohio during their lunch break. Harold worked at a car dealership and during his break, they got married.
World War II Begins
World War 2 beings with Hitler's invasion of Poland.
Birth of Kenneth Dale Woods (Grandfather)
Kenneth Woods was born in East Liverpool, Ohio.
Birth of Lynne Britain (Grandmother)
Lynne Britain was born in East Palistine, Ohio.
Attack on Pearl Harbor
A surprise military strike occurs on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. It led directly into the U.S. enterting WWII.
End of World War II
Conflict ended when the Allies took over Japan and Germany. The UN was established to help peace negotiations, and the United States and the Soviet Union emerged as the two superpowers of the world.
The Korean War
On this day, North Korea invaded South Korea becasuse of a deep devision between the two sides.
Vietnam War Begins
Kenneth Woods Serves in Army
Kenneth Woods was a captain in the Army. He was a surgeon stationed at Walter Reed Army Hospital.
The Cold War Begins
The Cold War was a conflict between the communist nations of Soviet Russia (and her satellites) and the democratic United States. It was a time of political conflict, military tension, a nuclear arms race, and economic competition.
Marriage of Lynne and Kenneth
Lynne and Kenneth were wed.
Death of JFK
John F. Kennedy is shot and killed in an open line in Dallas, Texas.
Birth of Tim Markley (Father)
Tim Markley was born in Coschocton, Ohio.
Birth of Kelly Markley (Mother)
Kelly was born in Salem, Ohio.
Civil Rights Riots in Chicago
Violent civil rights riots broke out in Chicago around 1968. During this time, my mother (Kelly), her brother, and her parents were all living in Chicago.
First Moon Landing
The Apollo 11 and its passengers were the first to set foot on Earth's moon. It was considered a major accomplishment in the Cold War Space Race.
The Watergate Scandal
It was a political scandal resulting from the break in at the Democratic National Committees Headquarters. It led to the resignation of President Nixon. (My mother, her brother, and their parents lived in Washington, D.C. at the time.)
Marriage of Tim and Kelly Markley
Tim Markley and Kelly Woods were wed in Athens, Ohio.
Birth of Kendall Markley (Me)
I was born at St. Ann's hospital.
Move to Canal Winchester
When I was two years old, I first came to Canal Winchester. I have been here since preschool.
Terrorists of Al-Quaeda crash two planes into the Twin Towers, killing over 3,000 people.
Birth of Katherin Markley (Sister)
Kate was born at St. Ann's hostpital.
Start of the Iraq War
This military campaign of the invasion of Iraq began on this day.