Great Gatsby Timeline

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    Great Gatsby Timeline

  • Wounded Knee Masscre

    250-300 innocent Native Americans died during the masscre and this event is a permanent symbol of inhumanity of the U.S. government policy toward Native Americans.
  • Homestead Strike

    The Homestead Strike was an industrial lockout and was one of the most serious strikes between strikers and security agents in U.S labor history.
  • Panic of 1893

    The panic of 1893 was the worst economic depression the U.S had ever experienced at the time.
  • Fitzgerald's Birth

    Scott Francis Fitzgerald was born.
  • USS Maine

    The armored cruiser unexpectedly exploded in Havana Harbor, sank, and killed about a third of the U.S crew.
  • World Power

    The United States became world power and dominated other small islands like the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and parts of the Somoan islands.
  • U.S. Population

    In 1900 the U.S population was 76,300,000.
  • Wright Brothers

    They flew 25 miles within 38 minutes.
  • U.S Flag

    Robert Edwin Peary planted the U.S flag in the North Pole.
  • Scotts first publication goes public

    After being an outsider on school, he gets recognition for his skills.
  • Newman School in New Jersey

    Fitzgerald attended the Catholic school in 1911-1913. He met Father Sigourney Fay, who helped encourage him with his abilities.
  • Raoul Wallenberg

    Raoul Wallenberg was born.During the Holocaust, he saved 30-100 thousand Jews by preventing their deportation.
  • World War 1 begins

    Everything including the Great Depression, World War II, and the Holocaust was a consequence from this war.
  • Fitzgerald falls in love for the first time.

    Scott's first love.
  • Birth of a Nation film

    The 3 hour long film was made and was the most influential and controversal film of all time. It's best known due to its racism, length,cost, and popularity.
  • First Radio Transmission

    Transatlantic radio transmissions were possible in 1915 and were used more as the years went by.
  • Scott drops out of school

    Scott's life is going down and he just focuses on going in the army.
  • Fitzgerald meets Zelda

    Scott starts to fall in love again.
  • Scott leaves the army

    The war ends and he doesnt have a chance to succeed in the army.
  • Roaring 20s

    This decade was the first decade to have a nickname; "The Jazz Age" and "Roaring 20s".
  • Scott marries Zelda

    Scott's life slowly starts to evolve around Zelda.
  • This side of paradise published

    Scotts debut novel was published.
  • Frances Scott Fitzgerald

    Scott and Zelda's daughter is born.
  • The Great Gatsby

    The book was published but wasn't as successful as his other books.
  • Mississippi River Flooding

    The overflooding of the Mississippi River destroyed many towns and killed about a thousand people.
  • The Great Depression

    Economic prosperity came to an end and the middle class and working class suffered greatly.