Decades

By Strauby
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    Decades

  • Color TV Introduced

    Color TV Introduced
    The first colored progarm was a vatriety show called "Premiere". Colored TV changed the world and is now part of everyday life. Back in 1952 colored TV was a myth but now everyone has them. Colored TV is now a way of life thanks to the engineers in the 1950s
  • Abominable Snowman

    Abominable Snowman
    In 1954 Britain authroized a search for the abominable snowman.
    The expidition led to what looked like yeti footprints or the abominable snowmen foot prints. The expidtion did not uncover anything.
  • Disneyland Opens

    Disneyland Opens
    When Walt was a father he took his two little daughters to a play ground and wanted to make a giant playground for everyone and that is why the idea was born. In the early years of disney land Walt thought the park would be called "Mickey Mouse Park" but it was later renamed to disneyland.
  • Ray Gun Remote

    Ray Gun Remote
    The first wireless remote was evented by Eugene J. Polley. His remote was called the Ray-O-Matic. Polley was a electrical engineer who was looking for a way to change the channels on the TV without getting up and this is where the idea was born.
  • USS Nautilus

    USS Nautilus
    The USS Nautilus was the worlds first atomic submarine.Because this submarines nuclear propulsion allowed it to remain submerged far longer than diesel-electric submarines. This submarine is one of the main reasons of underwater advancement that we have today.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    The Bay of Pigs was an unsecceful invasion from the United States millitary to get rid of Cubas nuclear bomb silos. To help with the attack the United States teamed up with cubas exiled people.
  • JFK Man on the Moon Speech

    JFK Man on the Moon Speech
    In this speech, JFK stated that the United States should set as a goal the "landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth" by the end of the decade.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The berlin wall was built up in one night and was recently taken down. When Berliners did finally wake, they found themselves stuck on whichever side of the border they had fallen asleep on. For nearly three decades, East Germans would be kept behind this barrier, the Berlin Wall.
  • Star Trek

    Star Trek
    Star Trek was a show on TV about outer space based off Gulivers Travels. It tells a tale of how Earth make it way out into the world beyond and ends up with alien life on an adventure into other galaxys
  • Neil Armstrong

    Neil Armstrong
    The first man on the moon was Niel Armstrong and on this day he did it. The USSR had already sent the first object into Space so the United States began a race to the moon.
  • M*A*S*H Begins

    M*A*S*H Begins
    Based on the real experiences of a surgeon in the Korean War, the series centered upon the interrelationships, stresses, and trauma involved in being in a MASH unit.
  • Roe v Wade

    Roe v Wade
    The 14th Amendment extended to a woman's decision to have an abortion, but that right must be balanced against the state's two legitimate interests in regulating abortions
  • Sears Tower Built

    Sears Tower Built
    At the time of its completion in 1973, it was the tallest building in the world, surpassing the World Trade Center towers in New York, and it held this rank for nearly 25 years.
  • Microsoft Founded

    Microsoft Founded
    Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational software corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services related to computing.
  • Star Wars

    Star Wars
    Groundbreaking in its use of special effects and science fiction/fantasy storytelling, the original Star Wars is one of the most successful and influential films of all time.
  • Pac-Man

    Pac-Man
    The yellow, pie-shaped Pac-Man character, who travels around a maze trying to eat dots and avoid four mean ghosts, quickly became an icon of the 1980s.
  • Pope John Paul II Assassination Attepmt

    Pope John Paul II Assassination Attepmt
    The first attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II took place on Wednesday, 13 May 1981, in St. Peter's Square at Vatican City.
  • Cabbage Patch Kids made Popular

    Cabbage Patch Kids made Popular
    During the 1983 Christmas season, parents in the United States frantically searched everywhere for the coveted Cabbage Patch Kids dolls. By the end of the year, approximately three million Cabbage Patch Kids dolls had been "adopted."
  • Titanic Found

    Titanic Found
    An expidtion headed by famous American oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard, found the Titanic over two miles below the ocean’s surface by using an unmanned submersible called Argo.
  • Space Shuttle Challenger Explodes

    Space Shuttle Challenger Explodes
    As the world watched on TV, the Challenger soared into the sky and then, exploded just 73 seconds after take-off.All seven members of the crew, including social studies teacher Sharon "Christa" McAuliffe, died in the disaster.
  • Hubble Telescope Launched

    Hubble Telescope Launched
    The Hubble Space Telescope is a space telescope that was carried into orbit by a Space Shuttle in 1990 and remains in operation.
  • Operation Desert Storm

    Operation Desert Storm
    Saddam Hussein, the dictator of Iraq, ordered his army across the border into tiny Kuwait. This was no ordinary act of aggression. Iraq's army was well equipped. The United States had provided massive military aid to Iraq during their eight-year war with Iran, giving them the fourth largest army in the world.
  • Oklahoma City Bombing

    Oklahoma City Bombing
    On April 19, 1995, Timothy McVeigh drove a truck containing a home-made bomb up to the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. When the bomb exploded at 9:02 a.m., the building was decimated and 168 people were left dead.
  • Princess Diana Dies

    Princess Diana Dies
    On August 31, 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales died after being involved in a car accident. Diana had been riding in the Mercedes-Benz with her boyfriend, bodyguard, and chauffer. when the car crashed into a pillar.
  • Y2K Bug

    Y2K Bug
    The Y2K problem existed because most dates in computers were programmed to automatically assume the date began with "19" as in "1977" and "1988." But when the date was to turn from December 31, 1999 to January 1, 2000, it was prophesied that computers would be so confused that they would shut down completely.
  • Wikipedia

    Wikipedia
    Wikipedia is a free, web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project. Launched on the 15th January 2001, it went on to become the largest and by far the most popular general reference work on the Internet.
  • Apple Launches Ipod

    Apple Launches Ipod
    iPod was a new line of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple. The first generation was launched on 10th November 2001. With its user-friendly interface and gigabytes of storage capacity, the iPod went on to become phenomenally successful.
  • Facebook is Launched

    Facebook is Launched
    Facebook later became the most popular social networking site on the web.It also became the most popular site for uploading photos, with 14 million uploaded daily. By 2010, it had over 350 million members.
  • Youtube is Launched

    Youtube is Launched
    The video-sharing website, YouTube, was launched in February 2005. It grew rapidly, reaching 100m views per day within a year of being launched.
  • Twitter is Launched

    Twitter is Launched
    Twitter was founded in 2006. This new method of social networking and micro-blogging grew rapidly in popularity. Within a few years, it was comparable with Facebook in terms of prominence. Numerous celebrities were using it to keep in touch with fans, while news outlets and businesses used it to supply updates to their followers.