Braelyn Martin's Timeline

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  • Earthquake in San Francisco

    Earthquake in San Francisco
    The earthquake was so large that it was felt from southern Oregon to just south of Los Angelos and as far as Nevada. The earthquake sparked a huge fire in the whole city of San Francisco.
  • Plastic

    In 1909, plastic was invented. This revolutionized the way many products were manufactured and packaged.
  • Titanic Sinks

    Titanic Sinks
    The "unsinkable", largest man-made ship at the time hit an iceburg and sunk with thousands of passengers aboard.
  • United States Enters World War I

    United States Enters World War I
    The war began in 1914, but the United States was not involved. In 1917, due to the Zimmerman note and other incidents of being provoked and threatened, the United States got involved.
  • World War I Ends

    World War I Ends
    World War I came to an end with the defeat of Germany.
  • Mohandas Gandhi

    Mohandas Gandhi
    In 1920 Mohandas Gandhi began leading nonviolent revolutions in India. His nonviolent movements would later prove to be successful,
  • Babe Ruth Hits 60 Homeruns

    Babe Ruth Hits 60 Homeruns
    Babe Ruth hitting 60 homeruns set a single-season record that would last for 34 years.
  • Charles Lindbergh

    Charles Lindbergh
    In 1927, Charles Lindbergh accomplished the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • First Antibiotic

    First Antibiotic
    The first antibiotic, penicillin, was discovered by Alexander Fleming. It is still widely used today.
  • U.S. Stock Market Crashes

    U.S. Stock Market Crashes
    In 1929 when the stock market crashed, the great depression set in in the United States. This depression lasted until the late 1930's or early 1940's.
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt
    In 1932 Franklin Delano Roosevelt beat incumbent Herbert Hoover in the presidential race. Roosevelt took office during the great depression.
  • Adolf Hitler Becomes Chancellor of Germany

    Adolf Hitler Becomes Chancellor of Germany
    This led to the Nazi party taking over Germany and seizing power.
  • Hitler Launches Kristallnacht

    Hitler Launches Kristallnacht
    Adolf Hitler ordered the Nazis to start doing acts of violence against German Jews. This resulted in a holocaust that killed millions of Jews.
  • Germnay Invades Poland

    Germnay Invades Poland
    Germnay's invasion of Poland marked the beginning of World War II in Europe.
  • First Jet Airplane Takes Flight

    First Jet Airplane Takes Flight
    This event took place in Germany just before World War II. It was made possible by Frank Whittle who invented the engine for the jet plane.
  • Winston Churhill

    Winston Churhill
    In 1940 Winston Churchill was designated the prime minister of Great Britain.
  • Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor

    Japan Bombs Pearl Harbor
    Japan dropped a bomb on Pearl Harbor, an American Naval base. This event led to the United States joining World War II.
  • Regular TV Broadcasting Begins

    Regular TV Broadcasting Begins
    1941 marked the beginning of regular TV broadcasting in the U.S. The broadcasting was analog broadcasting.
  • D-Day Invasion

    D-Day Invasion
    This invasion marks the beginning of World War II in Europe. It happened when the American Army invaded the beaches of Nromandy.
  • United States Drops Atomic Bombs

    United States Drops Atomic Bombs
    The United States dropped the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. This event led to Japan surrendering the war, and World War II coming to an end.
  • United Nations

    United Nations
    The United Nations was officially established in 1945. This group strived to keep world peace.
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson
    In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier and became the first colored major athlete in the MLB.
  • NATO Established

    NATO Established
    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was established for mutual defense against any attacks on a member by an outside party.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The wall was built by the communists in Germany. It was made to separate East and West Berlin.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis took place when Russia moved nuclear missiles into Cuba in an act to bomb the United States. This event came very close to beginning World War III, but was avoided.
  • President John F. Kennedy's Assassination

    President John F. Kennedy's Assassination
    The 35th president of the United States was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas during a parade. He is the most recent of the four presidents that have been assassinated.
  • The Beatles

    The Beatles
    The British rock group took the United States after debuting on the Ed Sullivan show.
  • Robert F. Kennedy's Assassination

    Robert F. Kennedy's Assassination
    Robert F. Kennedy was a presidential candidate at the time that he was killed. His assassination took place in California.
  • U.S. Withdraws Last Troops From Vietnam

    U.S. Withdraws Last Troops From Vietnam
    The war in Vietnam had been going on since 1955, and it ended in 1975. The United States pulled completely out of the war in 1973.
  • Berlin Wall Falls

    Berlin Wall Falls
    The Berlin Wall separating East and West Berlin was taken down in an effort to reunite Germany.
  • Apartheid Ends

    Apartheid Ends
    Apartheid ended in South Africa in 1993. This made a law that says all races must be treated equally.