Kelsey's AP World History Timeline

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    20th Century

  • First in Flight

    First in Flight
    Orville and Wilbur Wright create and fly the first powered airplane.
  • Bye bye heavy metals, hello plastic!

    Bye bye heavy metals, hello plastic!
    The first true plastic was invented and dubbed Bakelite.
  • Ope! Goin down

    Ope! Goin down
    Claimed to be unsinkable, the Titanic hits an iceberg and sinks against the wishes of its crew and passengers.
  • World War One

    World War One
    The first world war begins in Europe.
  • The Flu Flew!

    The Flu Flew!
    An influenza pandemic kills an estimated 20 million worldwide.
  • Hopping the Pond

    Hopping the Pond
    Charles Lindbergh is the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • The Babe

    The Babe
    Babe Ruth hits 60 homeruns in one season. The record lasts for 34 years.
  • Penicillin

    Alexander Fleming discovers the first antibiotic: penicillin.
  • Great Depression

    Great Depression
    The US stock market crashes, and the Great Depression starts.
  • Hitler the Chancellor

    Hitler the Chancellor
    Hitler is named the Chancellor of Germany. His Nazi party begins to take control.
  • Television

    First television in America at New York World's Fair.
  • Bombing of Pearl Harbor

    Bombing of Pearl Harbor
    Japan bombs Pearl Harbor, and the US enters World War II.
  • New Mexico goes atomic

    New Mexico goes atomic
    The United States tests out its new atomic bomb on New Mexican soil.
  • Atomic Bombs

    Atomic Bombs
    The United States drops atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson
    Jackie Robinson is the first African American man allowed onto an MLB team. He received the Rookie of the Year Award as well as the MVP. He was later inducted into the Hall of Fame.
  • The Jewish State

    The Jewish State
    Israel is officially recognized as a state.
  • Deoxyribonucleic acid

    Deoxyribonucleic acid
    Watson and Crick are credited with the discovery of deoxyribonucleic acid, better known as DNA.
  • Sputnik

    The Soviets launch Sputnik: the first space satellite, and begin the space race.
  • Birth control pill

    Birth control pill
    The FDA approves the pill for birth control.
  • Cuba's big cigars

    Cuba's big cigars
    The Cuban Missile Crisis almost starts World War III.
  • JFK assassination

    JFK assassination
    President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
  • MLK assassination

    MLK assassination
    Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • I walked on the moon

    I walked on the moon
    Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to walk on the moon.
  • Roe vs. Wade

    Roe vs. Wade
    Because of the Roe vs. Wade case and the Doe vs. Bolton case, the Supreme Court decides to legalize abortion under the 14th ammendment.
  • Computers!!!

    The first mass marketed personal computer is launched called the Apple II.
  • Explosion!

    The nuclear plant Chernobyl explodes and brings the lives of an estimated 7000 people to an end.
  • http://www.

    The World Wide Web is created. Makes the Internet a more wonderful place.
  • Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Fall of the Berlin Wall
    East Germany lifts travel restrictions and the Berlin Wall falls.
  • U.S.S.R. dissolves

    U.S.S.R. dissolves
    The U.S.S.R. dissolves. Mikhail Gorbachev hands in his resignation, and Boris Yeltsin takes command.
  • Treat races equally?

    Treat races equally?
    Apartheid is officially ended in South Africa. Laws are created to treat races equally.
  • Red Rover, Red Rover, send the Pathfinder right over!

    Red Rover, Red Rover, send the Pathfinder right over!
    The Pathfinder lands on Martian soil. Moving only 2 inches in an hour, it manages to send back astounding pictures.