Decade Events

  • Woman's Sufferage

    Woman's Sufferage
    Woman suffrage is the right of women to vote and to run for office. The expression is also used for the economic and political reform movement aimed at extending these rights to women and without any restrictions or qualifications such as property ownership, payment of tax, or marital status. The movement's modern origins can be attributed to late-18th century France.
  • The Charleston Dance

    The Charleston Dance
    The Charleston dance became popular after appearing
    along with the song, "The Charleston," by James P.
    Johnson in the Broadway musical Runnin' Wild in 1923.
    It was composed in 1923, with lyrics by Cecil Mack
    and music by James P. Johnson, who first introduced the
    stride piano method of playing.
  • Tea Pot Dome

    Tea Pot Dome
    Teapot Dome, in U.S. history, oil reserve scandal that began during the administration of President Harding. In 1921, by executive order of the President, control of naval oil reserves at Teapot Dome, Wyo., and at Elk Hills, Calif., was transferred from the Navy Dept. to the Dept. of the Interior. The oil reserves had been set aside for the navy by President Wilson. In 1922, Albert B. Fall, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, leased, without competitive bidding.
  • Penicillin

    Penicillin is one of the earliest discovered and widely used antibiotic agents, derived from the Penicilliin mold. Penicillin was discovered by chance in 1928 after Alexander Fleming accidently left a dish of staphylococcus bacteria uncovered for a few days. He returned to find the dish dotted with bacterial growth apart from one area where a patch of mold was growing
  • St. Valentines Day Massacre

    St. Valentines Day Massacre
    St. Valentine's Day Massacre remains the most notorious gangster killing of the Prohibition era. The massacre made Al Capone a national celebrity as well as brought him the unwanted attention of the federal government.
  • Hoovervilles

    Homelessness wasn’t around until the Great Depression. If you were homeless you were called a hobo and you would live in what was called a Hooverville; which is just a run down shanty town. They are called Hoovervilles, because they are named after Herbert Hoover (the President that allegedly let the United States slip into a Depression).
  • Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly by herself on the first transatlantic flight. It was exactly 5 yrs after lindbergh’s first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • New Deal

    New Deal
    o The New Deal was a series of economic programs set in the United States between 1933 and 1938. The nation needed immediate relief, and needed time to recover from an economic collapse. Relief, recovery, and reform became FDR’s goal as President.
  • Fireside Chat

    Fireside Chat
    o The fireside chat was a series of thirty evening radio addresses given by the United States president Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was an informal talk made to the nation either on television or radio. During the Great Depression FDR gave fireside chats as a way to explain his policys.
  • Prohibition

    Prohibition was the national ban of making, selling, or having any alcohol in the United States. So many people would go to a Speakeasy say the password to get in and drink their alcohol there.
  • Holocaust

    The holocaust is also known as the Shoah. This refers to the genocide of almost 6 million Jewish people in Europe. The holocaust was a plan to exterminate the Jewish people; organized and supported and executed by Nazi Germany.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    By complete surprise on 7 December 1941, the Japanese high military command attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, killing thousands, destroying hundreds of vessels, and propelling the United States into World War II.
  • Drop Atomic Bomb

    Drop Atomic Bomb
    Preparations for the test included the building of a steel tower that would suspend the bomb one hundred feet above ground. Many were apprehensive - there were concerns that the blast might launch a cataclysmic reaction in the upper atmosphere leading to world destruction. Some feared the consequences of radio-active fallout on civilian populations surrounding the test site. Still others feared the test would be an outright dud.
  • VJ Day

    VJ Day
    • Victory over Japan Day was the day that the Japanese surrendered; thus effectively ending World War II. Because of the time differences it was August 15, 1945 in Japan when they surrendered, but it was August 14, 1945 here in the United States when it was announced to us as well as the rest of the Americas and Eastern Pacific Islands.
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    The cold war was a continuing war of military tension. this war was led on by nato alies. also the communist world which was led by the soviet union. It lasted tell 1991 when the war was over.
  • Berlin Airlift

    Berlin Airlift
    Berlin airlift supply of vital necessities to West Berlin by air transport primarily under U.S. auspices. It was initiated in response to a land and water blockade of the city that had been instituted by the Soviet Union in the hope that the Allies would be forced to abandon West Berlin. The massive effort to supply the 2 million West Berliners with food and fuel for heating began in June, 1948, and lasted until Sept., 1949, although the Russians lifted the blockade in May of that year.
  • Colored Television

    Colored Television
    Color Television came out when the first colored broadcast came out. NBC was the first tv show to broadcast in color. Color T.v was not able to be affordable until the early 1960's.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    In this time period African Americans had to give their seats up when they were told by a white person. Rosa Parks refused to get up when told and was arrested for not cooperating. This started the civil rights movement.
  • NASA

    NASA is a government space corporation. their goal was to be the first to go to space. We were not the first to reach space but we were the first to step on the moon. NASA stands for "National Aeronaustics and Space Act. the founder on NASA was Dwight D. Eisenhower one of our presidents. The first leader of NASA was T. Keith Glennan.
  • First Man in Space

    First Man in Space
    Soviet cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, made history on April 12, 1961 when he became the first person in the world to enter space. He also became the first man to orbit the earth. They named his shuttle the Vostok 1. He made approximately a ten minute orbital flight. America matched the accomplishment less than a month later.
  • The Assassination of President Kennedy

    The Assassination of President Kennedy
    President Kennedy was shot by a man named Lee Harvy Oswald. A few weeks later lee was killed by a man named Jack Ruby. Jack Ruby was sentanced to death but died of cancer before they could kill him.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    The Civil Rights act became effective July 2nd, 1964. The legislation outlawed discrimination against African Americans and women including racial segregation. It ended racial segregation in public places and schools. It allowed women to vote in the United States. The bill changed American history forever.
  • LA Riots

    LA Riots
    The riots took place in a neighborhood called Watts, Los Angeles. It was a civil disturbance lasting from August 11th to August 15th. The death count was 34 for the incident with 1,032 injuries. The result of the riot was $40 million dollars. It goes down in history as the largest and costliest rebellion of the Civil Rights Era.
  • First Super Bowl

    First Super Bowl
    On January 15, 1967 Super Bowl I took place. It took place in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Packers came out on top, winning 35 to 10. An American tradition was born on this day in history. The name came from Lamar Hunt seeing his daughters Super Ball and decided to call the major game to Super Bowl. It didn’t stick until a couple years later.
  • Abortion Legalized

    Abortion Legalized
    In 1973 the Supreme Court decision in Roe vs. Wade made it possible for women to get safe, legal abortions from medical practitioners. The decision led to many less deaths and injury from pregnancies. They decided in the case that it was the woman’s choice to birth her child or not.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War stretched from November 1st, 1955-April 30th, 1975. As seen by the dates this was part of the Cold War era. The fight was basically between North Vietnam who was supported by the Vietnamese government and the South Vietnam who was supported by the United States. It was overall an anti-communist vs. communist battle.
  • Test Tube Baby

    Test Tube Baby
    On July 25, 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the world's first successful "test-tube" baby was born in Great Britain. Though the technology that made her conception possible was a sign of triumph in medicine and science, it also caused many to consider the possibilities of future use.
  • Jonestown Massacre

    Jonestown Massacre
    Jim Jones led a group of people to kill poor blacks and whites. He stole all of the money from the victims. Once the government caught on he moved the operation to Guyana. The government followed them there and some got shot after Jones realized they were there. To finish it off on November, 18, 1978, Jones put cyanide into punch and killed approximately 909 people.
  • 3 Mile Island

    3 Mile Island
    The Three Mile Island accident was a partial nuclear meltdown that occurred in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The accident happened on March 28, 1979 and was the worst accident in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant history. It resulted in small amounts of radioactive gases and radioactive iodine into the environment.
  • Iran Hostage

    Iran Hostage
    This event was between Iran and the United States where 66 Americans were held hostage for 444 days. The crisis lasted from November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981. President Carter called the hostages victims of terrorism and anarchy adding that the United States will not yield to blackmail. Many negotiations failed as well as a mission to rescue them.
  • Sally Ride

    Sally Ride
    Sally Ride was the first women to enter space. She was also the youngest at 32 to enter space. Sally wrote a book on this adventure
  • Bombing Beirut

    Bombing Beirut
    Two suicide bombers detonated two bombs at Beirut. These two bombs kill 299 American and French servicemen. The death toll was 241 American servicemen: 220 marines, 18 navy personnel and three army soldiers. 60 American soldiers were injured.
  • DNA

    DNA stands for Deoxyribonucleic acid. All DNA is different from everybody elses. They started to use DNA to solve crimes.
  • Crack Cocaine

    Crack Cocaine
    Crack cocaine was made from normal cocaine that could be smoked instead of snorted. Crack is the most addictive form of cocaine. This drug is the most used drug in the world.
  • Challenger Space Shuttle

    Challenger Space Shuttle
    This space shuttle was launched in Florida. The shuttles o-ring failed and that caused the shuttle to blow up. There was a teacher a board this shuttle and all 7 crew members died.
  • Black Monday

    Black Monday
    Black Monday refers to Monday October 19, 1987, when stock markets around the world crashed, shedding a huge value in a very short time. The crash began in Hong Kong and spread west to Europe, hitting the United States after other markets had already declined by a significant margin. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) dropped by 508 points to 1738.74
  • Persian Gulf War

    Persian Gulf War
    The Persian Gulf War codenamed Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 – 28 February 1991) commonly referred to as simply the Gulf War, was a war waged by a UN-authorized coalition force from 34 nations led by the United States, against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.
  • Oklahoma City Bombing

    Oklahoma City Bombing
    • The Oklahoma City bombing was a terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. It would remain the most destructive act of terrorism on American soil until the September 11, 2001 attacks. The Oklahoma blast claimed 168 lives, including 19 children under the age of 6, and injured more than 680 people. The blast destroyed or damaged 324 buildings within a sixteen-block radius, destroyed and or burned 86 cars.
  • Dolly

    Dolly was born on 5 July 1996 to three mothers (one provided the egg, another the DNA and a third carried the cloned embryo to term). She was created using the technique of somatic cell nuclear transfer, where the cell nucleus from an adult cell is transferred into an unfertilised oocyte(developing egg cell) that has had its nucleus removed. The hybrid cell is then stimulated to divide by an electric shock, and when it develops into ablastocyst it is implanted in a surrogate mother.
  • Columbine High School Massacre

    Columbine High School Massacre
    The Columbine High School massacre (often known simply as Columbine) was a school shooting which occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. Two senior students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, embarked on a shooting spree in which a total of 12 students and 1 teacher were murdered. They also injured 21 other students directly, with three further people being injured while attempting to escape the school.
  • September 11

    September 11
    The September 11 attacks were a series of suicide attacks that were committed in the United States on September 11, 2001. 19 terrorist from the al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger jets. The hijackers intentionally steered two planes in to the twin towers and one into the pentagon. There was also another plane headed towards the White House but I was wrecked into a field. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks.
  • DC Sniper

    DC Sniper
    Also known as the Beltway Sniper Attacks was part of a massive plan that took the lives of ten people in Washington DC. A man named John Allen Muhammad hired a teenager named Lee Boyd Malvo. He ordered him to kill people out of the back of his car. At first it was believed that the car involved was a white van, but it was later discovered to be a Chevrolet Caprice. The man cut a small hole above his license plate to conceal the barrel.
  • Iraq War

    Iraq War
    The War on Iraq was a conflict that took place between 3/20/2003-12/15/2011. Violence is still going on even now. Prior to the war the US and UK claimed that Iraq had possession of weapons of mass destruction. The invasion led to the capturing of their leader Sadam Hussein. He was tried in court and led to execution. The start of the war was marked by the 9/11 attacks and the end was the execution.
  • Virginia Tech Massacre

    Virginia Tech Massacre
    On April 16, 2007 on the campus of Virginia Tech there was a school shooting. The shooter, Seung –Hui Cho shot and killed 32 people and wounded approximately 20. After all of the action the senior English Major committed suicide. There were two separate attacks approximately two hours apart. The event goes down in history as the deadliest shooting by a single gunman.
  • Hudson River Plane Crash

    Hudson River Plane Crash
    US airways flight 1549 was a scheduled to fly from New York to Charlotte, North Carolina. The pilot successfully ditched the plane into the Hudson six minutes after takeoff. They struck a flock of geese causing internal problems to the plane. All of the 150 passengers survived the crash. They stood on the wings waiting for help. Lots of lives were saved in the process.