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    History Of America

  • Saint Valentine Days Massacre

    The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre was on the date of 10:30 A.M. of February 14, 1929. It remains the most notorious gangster killing during the prohibition Era. The massacre made Al Capone national celebrity as well as attracting the unwanted attention of the federal government.
  • Scopes Trial

    The Scopes "Monkey Trial" is the best-known example of the conflict over the teaching of evolution in the United States. Even though most scientists in the 1920s were sure that biology could not be taught without reference to evolution, Christian fundamentalists saw evolutionary theory as a rejection of religious belief.
  • Al Capone

    Al Capone was a famous gangster in the 1910-1920`s. This was also during the prohibition era. Al Capone was born on January 17, of 1899. On May 31st after his many years of criminal activity he was finally caught and sent to Atlanta State Prison, and there he established himself as kingpin of the prison and then it began taking control.
  • Depression

    The Great Depression was a worldwide economic crisis that in the United States was marked by widespread unemployment, near halts in industrial production and construction, and an 89 percent decline in stock prices.
  • Pearl Harbor

    December 7, 1941, The U.S. forces woke up to a surprising alarm . The alarm of shooting planes and bombs blowing up. The Japanese forces totally pummeled 350 aircrafts, flooded 8 ships with lead and sank 4 .
  • D-Day

    On June 6th, 1944 Operation Neptune immersed (D-Day). Allied troops landed in Normandy at 6:30 am. Conducted two ways by using an airborne assault which would put 24,000 troops on the ground minutes after midnight, and using ships to land on the beaches.
  • Victory over Japan

    VJ day actually stands for Victory over Japan Day. This day was names VJ Day because Japan surrendered and in the end effectively ended World War 11.
  • Jackie Robinson

    It was a HUGE EVENT. The first ever black baseball player who played for the Major League Baseball. Robinson broke the color line for baseball in 1947 and a Brooklyn Dodger. He was a instrument to ending racial segregation.
  • Berlin Airlift

    One of the first major international crises of the cold war was the Berlin Airlift. Because of the multinational occupation posts of the Soviet Union blocking the western allies’ railway, road, and canal access. In response to these troubles the western allies created the Berlin Airlift to carry important supplies to people in West Berlin.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks was most famous for refusing from a seat for a white male on a bus in Birmingham, Alabama. She was later arrested, and is seen as a famous Civil Right figure.
  • NASA

    NASA- National Aeronautics Space Administration- Was founded in the 60’s was devoted to explore rocket planes, shuttles, etc. The 1st shuttle launch was in 1981, it was a successful trip.
  • Yuri Gagarin

    Yuri Gagarin was the first person to ever be in space, in 1961 when his Vostok spacecraft orbited the earth. Gagarin was viewed as a international celebrity and receive many medals and honours.
  • Berlin Wall

    The Berlin wall was put up in the dead night and was kept up for 28 years to keep put East Germans from getting into the West Germany. On November 9th demolition was broadcasted as Berlin citizens tore down the war.
  • Attack

    Preparing to launch off to attack Korea, circa October 19th, airstrikes were first starting to be used. Korean War started when North Korea invaded South Korea. South Korea was part of NATO so America fought off North Korea.
  • The King

    Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most powerful Civil Right activist, his most famous speech is “I Have a Dream” performed at Washington.
  • Cocaine

    Cocaine is a powerfully addictive drug. Once having tried cocaine, an individual may have difficulty predicting or controlling the extent to which he or she will continue to use the drug. Cocaine's stimulant and addictive effects are thought to be primarily a result of its ability to inhibit the reabsorption of dopamine by nerve cells.
  • Suicide attack

    Suicide bombers detonated each of the truck bombs. In the attack on the American Marines barracks, the death toll was 241 American servicemen: 220 Marines, 18 Navy personnel and three Army soldiers, along with sixty Americans injured, representing the deadliest single-day death toll for the United States Marine Corps since the Battle of Iwo Jima of World War II.
  • Chernobyl

    The disaster began during a systems test on Saturday, 26 April 1986 at reactor number four of the Chernobyl plant. A more extreme spike in power output occurred, which led to a reactor vessel rupture and a series of explosions From 1986 to 2000, 350,400 people were evacuated and resettled from the most severely contaminated areas of Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine According to official post-Soviet data about 60% of the fallout landed in Belarus.
  • Tiananmen Square

    In the late 1970s, the Chinese leadership led by Deng Xiaoping implemented economic reforms, transitioning the nation from Maoist Communism into a "socialist market economy". By the late 1980s, grievances over inflation, limited career prospects for students, and corruption of the party elite were growing rapidly. Internationally, Communist governments were losing their grip on power in Eastern Europe.
  • Ronald Reagan

    Told the Russians that, We have a laser in the sky. That can shoot down any missiles that go in the air. So the Russians did not shoot off their missiles.
  • 9/11

    It was September 11, 2001. Four suicide attacks hit the United States in New York and Washington D.C. This planned killed 3,000 people.
  • D.C. Sniper

    During three weeks in October of 2002, the Beltway sniper attacks took place. Ten people were killed and three others victims were critically injured throughout Washington, Metropolitan Area, and Interstate 95 in Virginia.
  • Crikey Mate!

    Steve Irwin, a idol to many people died what he loved doing, protecting the animals. Steve Irwin suffered a sting ray barb straight into his heart on September 4, 2006. He died right on the spot an was pronounced dead at the scene.