Major Events of the 1930's-2010's

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    Major Events of the 1930's-2010's

  • The Discovery of Pluto

    The Discovery of Pluto
    Pluto is discovered for the first time by an Arizona scientist. Name of Pluto inspires Walt Disney to name one of his characters.
  • Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic.
  • Great Depression

    Great Depression
    More than four million people are unemployed as a result of the Wall Street Crash. It begins in October 1929 and doesn't end till October 1939.
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Attack on Pearl Harbor
    A surprise attack from the Japanese that made the U.S. join World War II.
  • First Computer Built

    First Computer Built
    The first computer is built by J. Presper Eckert. It occupied about 1,800 square feet and weighed about 50 tons.
  • World War II

    World War II
    Beginning in September 1939, World War II finally ends on December 30, 1945; being the greatest global war.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    Korean War begins to aid South Korea from communism.
  • Sputnik

    Sputnik
    Sputnik was the first artificial Earth satellite launched by the USSR.
  • Alaska

    Alaska
    Alaska becomes the 49th state of the United States of America.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Martin Luther King Jr. gives his famous speech, "I had a dream".
  • Voting Rights

    Voting Rights
    Voting rights bill is passed making it possible for all races to vote.
  • U.S.A.'s Apollo 11 Lands on the Moon

    U.S.A.'s Apollo 11 Lands on the Moon
    Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the moon.
  • Cigarette Ads are Banned

    Cigarette Ads are Banned
    All cigarette ads are banned on television.
  • Voting Age

    Voting Age
    Voting age is changed from 21 to 18, making this the 26th amendment.
  • Star Wars

    Star Wars
    Star Wars is released, being one of the most popular movies of all time.
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine

    Hepatitis B Vaccine
    The Hepatitis B vaccine is invented by Pablo DT Valenzuela.
  • Compact discs are Invented

    Compact discs are Invented
    James Russell invented the first compact disc.
  • Fall of Berlin Wall

    Fall of Berlin Wall
    East German government announced that all German citizens could visit West Germany and West Berlin.
  • World Wide Web

    World Wide Web
    The World Wide Web went live to the world. There was no fanfare in the global press. In fact, most people around the world didn't even know what the Internet was.
  • Cold War Ends

    Cold War Ends
    The Cold War ends and the Soviet Union ceases to exists. It returns to Russia.
  • Oklahoma City Bombing

    Oklahoma City Bombing
    A domestic terrorist car bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City.
  • 9/11 Attacks

    9/11 Attacks
    On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States.
  • Space Shuttle Columbia

    Space Shuttle Columbia
    The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster occurred on February 1, 2003, when Columbia disintegrated over Texas and Louisiana as it re-entered Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven crew members.
  • Barack Obama Becomes President

    Barack Obama Becomes President
    Barack Obama becomes the 44th President of the United States, being the first African-American President.
  • Osama Bin Laden's Death

    Osama Bin Laden's Death
    Osama Bin Laden, the founder and head of the Islamist group Al-Qaeda, is killed by American troops.
  • Boston Marathon Bombing

    Boston Marathon Bombing
    The Boston Marathon bombing was a terrorist pressure cooker bombing, followed by subsequent related shootings, that occurred when two pressure cooker bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon.
  • Same-Sex Marriage

    Same-Sex Marriage
    Same-Sex marriage is legalized in all 50 states.