Major Events: 1910-2010

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    American History: 1910-2010

  • Al Capone

    Al Capone
    Al Capone was an American Gangster. He led gang in Chicago that was involved in; prohibition, speakeasies, bookie joints, gambling houses, brothels, horse and race tracks, nightclubs, distilleries and breweries at a reported income of $100,000,000 a year. He even acquired the largest cleaning and dyeing plant chain in Chicago. Capone was a master of organization and wasn’t afraid to kill. Although Capone was a tough and brutal boss the outfit’s men liked, trusted, and closely obeyed him. He had
  • Tea Pot Dome Scandal

    Tea Pot Dome Scandal
    Teapot Dome was an oil reserve scandal that began during the administration of President Harding. In 1921, by executive order of the President, control of naval oil reserves at Teapot Dome, Wyoming, and at Elk Hills, California, was transferred from the Navy Department to the Department of the Interior. The oil reserves had been set aside for the navy by President Wilson. In 1922, Albert B. Fall, U.S. Secretary of the Interior, leased the Teapot Dome fields to Harry F. Sinclair, an oil operator.
  • The KKK

    The KKK
    The KKK, known as the Klan, or the Ku Klutz Klan was a white supremacist group. The first Klan was founded in 1865 in Pulaski, Tennessee, by six veterans of the Confederate Army. They named it after the Greek word kuklos, which means circle. The name means "Circle of Brothers." Then In 1915, the second Klan was founded in Georgia. The KKK thought people of white race were better than any other race. In the United States the KKK was mostly rooted against the black race. The KKK would hang, burn,
  • Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre

    Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre
    On February 14, 1929, four Capone men entered a garage at 2122 N. Clark Street. The building was the main liquor headquarters of bootlegger George "Bugs" Moran's North Side gang. Because two of Capone's men were dressed as police, the seven men in the garage thought it was a police raid. As a result, they dropped their guns and put their hands against the wall. Using two shotguns and two machine guns, the Capone men fired more than 150 bullets into the victims. Six of the seven killed were membe
  • Stock Crash

    Stock Crash
    The stock crash, of 1929, lead to economic fall known as the Great Depression of the 1930’s. The stock crash is known as the Great Crash. The Great Crash was the most devastating stock crash in American History. When the stock market crashed on October 29th, 1929 millions of people lost thousands of dollars. People rushed over the banks to withdraw their money but it was all gone. With no money people couldn’t even afford to pay their bills, let alone buy things. Employers couldn’t pay their wor
  • New deal

    New deal
    Franklin D Roosevelt made a new deal to help American citizens. The new deal consisted of transforming the politics and economy of the United States. This new deal was pledged June 1, 1932.
  • Fireside Chats

    Fireside Chats
    FDR started fireside chats as a way to communicate to citizens about questions they had. He used these as a way to help him get legislatures to pass measures he had proposed. The term “fireside chat” was first used by Harry C Butcher of CBS, when Roosevelt heard it he started using it and it stuck.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority

    Tennessee Valley Authority
    Federally owned corporation in the United States created by congressional charter in May 1933 to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development in the Tennessee Valley, a region particularly affected by the Great Depression.
  • Prohibition

    In the 30s alcohol was illegal, but Nebraskans found ways to buy or make their own. Farmers would make corn whiskey illegally. This prohibition caused organized crimes to increase. Gangsters got richer and more violent as they fought to get their alcohol.
  • Dustbowl

    The dustbowl occurred April 14, 1935. A ton of topsoil was blown off fields and blew in dust clouds for hundreds of miles. Winds blew at 60 MPH and then hit. In the northern and central plains of the country, there was dust everywhere.
  • The Holocaust

    The Holocaust
    The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 30th, 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews were "inferior and a threat to the so-called German racial community. So the Nazis killed over 6 million Jews. When the Nazis started killing the Jews, it eventually leads to WW2.
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 the attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan.
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson
    Jackie Robinson was an American baseball player who became the first black Major League Baseball player. Robinson broke the baseball color line when he started playing with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Robinson had an exceptional baseball career. Over ten seasons, he played in six World Series and contributed to the Dodgers' 1955 World Championship. He was selected for six consecutive All-Star Games from 1949 to 1954. And he was the recipient of the inaugural MLB Rookie of the Year Award in 19
  • VE Day

    VE Day
    VE Day or Victory in Europe Day is the day when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany and the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, ending WW1.
  • Atomic bomb

    Atomic bomb
    The first Atomic Bomb was used on Japan. The two cities bombed where Hiroshima and Nagasaki, These two events are the only use of nuclear weapons ever used in war. The president who gave the order was Harry S. Truman. The bombings happened on August 6th, 1945.
  • The Cold War

    The Cold War
    1. The Cold War was a military tension between the powers of the Western world, led by the United States and its NATO allies, and the communist world, led by the Soviet Union, its satellite states and allies.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The Korean War )was a war between the Korea, supported primarily by the United States of America, with contributions from allied nations under the aegis of the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, supported by the People's Republic of China, with military and material aid from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The Korean War was primarily the result of the political division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War at
  • Rock and roll

    Rock and roll
    Rock and Roll changed American culture because teenagers can actually listen to a different genre of music from their parents.
  • Color TV

    Color TV
    Although introduced in the U.S. in 1953, only a few years after black-and-white televisions had been standardized there, high prices and lack of broadcast material greatly slowed its acceptance in the marketplace.
  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement
    Civil and political rights are a class of rights that protect individuals' freedom from unwarranted infringement by governments and private organizations, and ensure one's ability to participate in the civil and political life of the state without discrimination or repression.
  • The First Super Bowl

    The First Super Bowl
    The First World Championship Game in professional American football, later known as Super Bowl I and referred to in some contemporary reports as the Supergame, was played on January 15, 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The National Football League champion Green Bay Packers defeated the American Football League champion Kansas City Chiefs by the score of 35–10.
  • . The My Lai Massacre

    . The My Lai Massacre
    The My Lai Massacre was the Vietnam War mass murder of between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians in South Vietnam on March 16, 1968, by United States Army soldiers of "Charlie" Company of 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade of the Americal Division.
  • Martin Luther King

    Martin Luther King
    On August 28, 1963 Martin gave his “I Have a Dream” speech. It was a 5 min 24 second long speech given to the American public during the Civil Rights movement. On April 4, 1968 Martin was assassinated on the balcony of a motel in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was to lead a protest of garbage workers in that city.
  • abortion legalized

    abortion legalized
    Abortion in the United States has been legal in every state since the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade. Prior to the ruling, the legality of abortion was decided by each state; it was illegal in 30 states and legal under certain cases in 20 states. Roe established that "the right of personal privacy includes the abortion decision, but that this right is not unqualified, and must be considered against important state interests in regulation."
  • Gas shortage

    Gas shortage
    The 1973 oil crisis started in October 1973, when the members of Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries or the OAPEC proclaimed an oil embargo. This was "in response to the U.S. decision to re-supply the Israeli military" during the Yom Kippur war. It lasted until March 1974. With the U.S. actions seen as initiating the oil embargo and the long term possibility of high oil prices, disrupted supply and recession, a strong rift was created within NATO.
  • Americas 200th birthday

    Americas 200th birthday
    The United States Bicentennial was a series of celebrations and observances during the mid-1970s that paid tribute to the historical events leading up to the creation of the United States as an independent republic. The Bicentennial culminated on Sunday, July 4, 1976, with the 200th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Jones Town Massacre

    Jones Town Massacre
    It became internationally notorious when, on November 18, 1978, 918 people died in the settlement as well as in a nearby airstrip and in Georgetown, Guyana's capital. The name of the settlement became synonymous with the incidents at those locations.
    A total of 909 Temple members died in Jonestown, all but two from apparent cyanide poisoning, in an event termed "revolutionary suicide" by Jones and some members on an audio tape of the event and in prior discussions. This includes over 200 murdere
  • Iran Hostage

    Iran Hostage
    The Iran hostage crisis was a diplomatic crisis between Iran and the United States where 66 Americans were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981, after a group of Islamist students and militants took over the American Embassy in Tehran in support of the Iranian Revolution.[1] President Carter called the hostages "victims of terrorism and anarchy", adding that the "United States will not yield to blackmail"
  • AIDS

    43880 cases of aids in 91 countries
    Is an incurable STD or Sexually Transmitted Dieses.
  • Sally Ride

    Sally Ride
    First and youngest American woman to enter space
  • Bombing Beirut

    Bombing Beirut
    Occurred during the Lebanese Civil War, when two truck bombs struck separate buildings housing United States and French military forces—members of the Multinational Force in Lebanon—killing 299 American and French servicemen. The organization Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the bombing.
  • Stock markets around the world crashed Monday October 19,1987Began in Hong Kong and speeded west to Europe The market was overvalued setting the stage for a collapse

    Stock markets around the world crashed Monday October 19,1987Began in Hong Kong and speeded west to Europe The market was overvalued setting the stage for a collapse
    Stock markets around the world crashed
    Monday October 19,1987
    Began in Hong Kong and speeded west to Europe
    The market was overvalued setting the stage for a collapse
  • Tiananmen Square

    Tiananmen Square
    Tiananmen Square is a large city square in the center of Beijing, China. Large Gatherings of people in Tiananmen Square gathered to protest grievances over inflation, limited career prospects for students, and corruption in the government.
  • Gulf war

    Gulf war
    Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Israel
    U.S. President George H. W. Bush deployed American forces into Saudi Arabia, and urged other countries to send their own forces to the scene. An array of nations joined the coalition. The great majority of the military forces in the coalition were from the United States, with Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and Egypt as leading contributors, in that order. Around US$36 billion of the US$60 billion cost was paid by Saudi Arabia.
  • LA Riot

    LA Riot
    Los Angeles Riots also known as the Rodney King Riots.When a jury acquitted three white and one Hispanic Los Angeles Police Department officers accused in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King following a high-speed pursuit. Thousands of people in the Los Angeles area rioted over the six days following the verdict.
  • Oklahoma City bombing

    Oklahoma City bombing
    It was a terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. It would remain the most destructive act of terrorism on American soil until the September 11, 2001 attacks.
    The Oklahoma blast claimed 168 lives, including 19 children under the age of 6, and injured more than 680 people. The blast destroyed or damaged 324 buildings within a sixteen-block radius, destroyed or burned 86 cars, and shattered glass in 258 nearby buildings. The bomb was estimated to ha
  • Comet Hale-Bopp

    Comet Hale-Bopp
    Discovered by: Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp
    Last perihelion: April 1, 1997
    a great distance from the Sun, raising expectations that the comet would brighten considerably by the time it passed close to Earth. Although predicting the brightness of comets with any degree of accuracy is very difficult, Hale–Bopp met or exceeded most predictions when it passed perihelion on April 1, 1997. The comet was dubbed the Great Comet of 1997.
    most widely observed comet of the 20th century, and one of the brighte
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake's order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Parks' action was not the first of its kind to impact the civil rights issue.
  • Dolly the Sheep

    Dolly the Sheep
    First mammal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell. Dolly was cloned at the Roslin Institute in Midlothian, Scotland, and lived there until her death when she was six years old.
    She was cloned by Ian Wilmut, Keith Campbell and colleagues at the Roslin Institute and the biotechnology company PPL Therapeutics near Edinburgh in Scotland.
  • Y2k

    The Y2K was a bug in your computer. It was said that at midnight your computers would crash and you would lose everything. At midnight when it was tested, nothing happened, everything stayed the same.
  • 9/11

    United Airlines flight 175, which was hijacked, flies towards the South Tower for destruction. The North Tower had already been attacked earlier and is now burning. This attack took place in New York City, September 11, 2001. The entire attack took 102 minutes, the terrorists flew away reeling.
  • DC Sinper

    DC Sinper
    Washington DC was in terror by two elusive snipers who picked targets at random. This scary event lasted from October 2-25. Gas stations, convenience stores and highways were not safe during this time. After being hit with 9/11 the United States was now being hit again with DC snipers.
  • Tsunami

    On December 26, 2004 this traumatic tsunami hit southern Asia. It all started from an earthquake. The tsunami was a magnitude of 9.1, question was asked, “Is this the deadliest tsunami in history?” The tsunami effected as it and the worst effects were the after effects. More than 225,000 people were killed in 11 different countries.
  • I-Phone

    The Iphone was firsted release in 2007. It was the “invention of the year”. This invention changed the way people used phones and computers. With the Iphone you didn’t need a computer for facebook, internet, email, etc. the Iphone had apps for all the things you do on a regular basis on the computer. Also the Iphone is portable and right there when you need it, kind of like a laptop but better and smaller. Steve Jobs made millions on the sale of the very first Iphone.