family oral history timeline

  • Grandma Eileen born

    My great grandma Eileen is born
  • monopoly

    The parker brothers release the board game Monopoly
  • Brittish Broadcasting System

    (BBC) Brittish Broadcastig system starts the first public television brodcast in London.
  • Amelia Earhart

    Emilia Earhart and her flight navigator Fred Noonan take off from Miami attemting an around-the-world flight
  • Oil

    Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia
  • USO

    The USO begins providing cofee, donuts, and entertainment to United States military
  • United Nations

    26 countries agree to form United Nations
  • MCWR

    Marine Corps Womans Reserve is created
  • Warsaw Uprising

    Nazi troops end the Warsaw Uprising
  • World War 2

    World War 2 ends
  • OAS

    Organization of American States is founded
  • United States Constitution

    22nd amendment to United States limiting presidents to only two terms is ratified
  • Ann Davison

    Ann Davison becomes first woman to single handedly said the Atlantic Ocean
  • Joseph Stalin

    Joseph Stalin dies of stroke
  • U.S Pledge of Alegiance

    The words "Under God" are added to the Pledge of Alegiance
  • Disney Land

    Disney Land opens to the public in Anaheim, California
  • Alaska

    Alaska is admitted at U.S.A's 49th state
  • New York newspaper strike

    The New York Newspaper strike ends after 114 days
  • John Glenn

    John Glenn, first person to orbit the earth, resigns from the space program
  • Vietnam War

    3,500 troops arrive in south vietnam, becoming the first American combat troops in Vietnam
  • Lockheed U-2

    U.S announces that a Lockheed U-2 reconnaissance plane has disappeared over Cuba
  • Earth Day

    A blow-out on Union Oil's Platform spills 80,000 to 100,000 barrels of crude oil into a channel and onto the beaches of Santa Barbara County in Southern California. This inspires Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson to organize the first Earth Day in 1970
  • Nuclear treaty

    The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect, after ratification by 56 nations
  • Apollo 14

    Apollo 14 lands on the Moon
  • Peoples Magazine

    People magazine's first issue released. Mia Farrow is on the cover
  • Washington Metro Subway Sytem

    The first 4.6 miles of the Washington Metro subway system opens
  • Apple computers

    Apple Computer is incorporated.
  • U.S Copyright Law

    The Copyright Act of 1976 takes effect, making sweeping changes to United States copyright law.
  • Washington Windstorm

    Windstorm strikes western Washington and sinks a 1/2-mile-long section of the Hood Canal Bridge.
  • Voice Check Mistake

    United States President Ronald Reagan, during a voice check for a radio broadcast remarks, "My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes".
  • Plane crash in Sioux City, Iowa

    United Airlines Flight 232 (Douglas DC-10) crashes in Sioux City, Iowa, killing 112. 184 on board survive.
  • Columbia's cocaine cartel

    A Miami, Florida jury convicts former Panamanian ruler Manuel Noriega of assisting Colombia's cocaine cartel.
  • "Don't ask, don't tell"

    U.S. President Bill Clinton announces his 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy regarding gays in the American military

    The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is established.
  • World Trade Organization

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) is established to replace the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).
  • U.S embassy Bombings

    The bombings of the United States embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya kill 224 people and injure over 4,500; they are linked to terrorist Osama Bin Laden, an exile of Saudi Arabia
  • Oklahoma tornado

    An F5 tornado slams into Moore, Oklahoma, killing 38 people (the strongest tornado ever recorded in world history).
  • World Trade Center terrist attacks

    9/11 attacks: Almost 3,000 people are killed in suicide attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City and The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.
  • Charles Bishop crashes plane, causes fear

    Charles Bishop, a 15-year-old student pilot, crashes a light aircraft into a Tampa, Florida building, evoking fear of a copycat 9/11 terrorist attack.
  • Space Shuttles last flight

    STS-107: Space Shuttle Columbia is launched on what turns out to be its last flight
  • International Red Cross

    The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement adopts the Red Crystal as a non-religious emblem for use in its overseas operations
  • First African American president

    United States presidential election, 2008: Barack Obama is elected the 44th President of the United States. Barack Obama becomes the first African-American President-elect
  • Health issues in America

    The World Health Organization expresses concern at the spread of influenza from Mexico and the United States to other countries
  • H1N1 influenza pandemic is over

    The World Health Organization declares the H1N1 influenza pandemic over, saying worldwide flu activity has returned to typical seasonal patterns