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Our History

  • Broadcasting Color 24/7

    Broadcasting Color 24/7
    The fifties was the decade to sit and catch a few episodes of I love Lucy or Gunsmoke. The television was invented in 1831, but on June 25 in 1951 Peter Carl Goldmark invented the color television set. The transcontinental TV was the TV program were it played all 24 hours of each day. Oddly enough, President Truman was the first to air on the transcontinental television on September 4, 1951.
  • Segregation's first steps to freedom

    Segregation's first steps to freedom
    Segregation was a big issue in the 1950s. One man specifically stood up to it, Oliver Brown. Brown decided to go to court with trying to get equality of blacks and whites education. He went to court and came out successfully walking away with the end of segregation in public schools. This was only the first step to freedom.
  • Are you ready to rock?

    Are you ready to rock?
    The convergence of three music genres, Rhythm and Blues as well as Country, have created the ultimate classic genre of music. Rock. Little Richard, one of the great innovators in 1950's rock music, has often said that "Rhythm and Blues had a baby and somebody named it rock and roll." Rock is classic and will never go out of style. Rock can be traced back to the 50's but there is no exact date of when it was invented.
  • Disney Dreams

    Disney Dreams
    One day Walt Disney had a vision. If it wasn’t for this vision we would never have the fun and magical Disneyland. It was in 1953 Walt took his vision to reality. In 1954, construction took place in Anaheim, California. By 1955, kids and families from all over were going to see the great Disneyland. The park has undergone many renovations and gets better every time. We all need to take the time and thank Walt Disney for his 17 million dollar vision.
  • Rosa Parks takes a seat

    Rosa Parks takes a seat
    Rosa worked as a seamstress and after a long day of work, she boarded the bus to go home. The bus began to fill with white passengers and after too long, black passengers were told to give up their seats to the white passengers. When Rosa was told to move, she remained sitting. After her refusal to stand, the driver called the cops and Rosa was arrested. This event led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott which left the city of Montgomery with no choice but to lift segregation laws on public buses.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    In October of 1962, an American spy plane was flown over Cuba photographing the devastating site of nuclear missiles being built by the Soviet Union. President Kennedy placed a blockade of ships around Cuba. This was intended to prevent the soviets from bringing in more military supplies. The soviets dismantled their weapon sites in an agreement that the US would not invade Cuba. The world, at this moment, came deadly close to a deadly nuclear war.
  • Harvey's shot for a Shot

    Harvey's shot for a Shot
    On November 22, 1963 Harvey Oswald is seen on the 6th floor of his work building holding a rifle. He took three shots, the second and third hitting President Kennedy whom died of the attack at Parkland Memorial Hospital. Oswald was later confronted by an officer whom he also killed. He was caught in Dallas, TX and sent to lineups. On November 24, 1963, the 24-year-old Oswald, while being taken to the county jail, was shot and killed by Jack Ruby, a club owner with mob affiliations.
  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement
    The civil rights movement encouraged everyone to not discirminate or judge others on their age, race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. This was the act aimed towards African Amercans and was made after all the trials happening with racial segregation. The target for the government was to still separate them by color but have it be an equal seperation. The bill was passed and signed on July 2, 1964.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    On March 16th, 1968 an infamous massacre occurred in My Lai, Vietnam. Before the massacre our soldiers had just fought in the Tet Offensive, They would see their brothers being killed and that got them riled up. They got so mad that they wanted revenge and revenge is what they got. They went to My Lai, Vietnam and called all villagers and they shot at them or they would scalp, rape, cut their hands or tongues off. They did anything they could to get them back for killing their brothers.
  • Woodstock

    In 1969, a monumental music festival changed the world. More than half a million people came together - united in a message of peace, openness and cultural expression, and demonstrated how a generation could be heard.
  • Sears Towers

    Sears Towers
    In April 1970 construction took place to build the tallest building in America in the famous Chicago; Illinois. It was being constructed by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. It was completed in 1973 and ended up to be 1,454 feet tall plus 200 feet with the antennas. It is 110 stories high and it takes about 12,000 people to keep the place upright. It remained the tallest building until 1998 when it was passed by the PETRONAS twin Towers.
  • Gas shortage

    Gas shortage
    1973-1979 America went through the equivalent to war. Lines to get gas for your car was wrapped around the block. Some states would only let people get gas on odd days if the last digit of their license plate was odd or even days if the digit was even. This was caused by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries disrupting the oil supplies. To save gas the second shortage around President Carter cut the speed limits to 55 and in 1974 daylight savings time was introduced to save energy.
  • Allowing Abortion

    Allowing Abortion
    In 1973 the Supreme Court determined that the Constitution protects a woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy. Therefore allowing women the choice of abortion.
  • Jones Town Massacre

    Jones Town Massacre
    In 1977 construction in a different location was done and Jones realized that there weren’t enough cabins for his camp. On November 18, 1978 congressman Leo Ryan came to visit the “Peoples Temple”. When he did, he brought his camera crew and 15 church members of the Peoples temple begged to leave with him. When the congressman was at the airport trying to leave, Jones sent people to kill them. In airport, Jones commanded them to show him their loyalty by drinking poison cyanide. Only 33 survived
  • Iran hostages

    Iran hostages
    On November 4, 1979, a group of Iranian students stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 60 American hostages.
  • Wrapping up with Rap

    Wrapping up with Rap
    Rap music first became popular in the 70's but was know as more of a street art. By the 1980s, white rap bands such as the Beastie Boys and female rap bands such as Salt-n-Pepa were reaching the top of the charts. By the 1990s, rap matured from an old-school-style. Artists such as Snoop Dogg,Tupac, and Eminem (one of the most popular rappers of all time) ruled the charts during this time.
  • Star Wars

    Star Wars
    In 1980 the Epic movie series Star Wars was released.
  • Lennon Killed

    Lennon Killed
    The Beatles‘ musician John Lennon was shot and killed outside of his New York City apartment on the night of Dec. 8, 1980. Lennon and wife Yoko Ono were returning from the recording studio to their home at The Dakota when 25-year-old crazed fan Mark David Chapman shot him at close range.
  • Black Monday

    Black Monday
    Black Monday is the day that stock market crashed on October 19, 1987.
  • Berlin Wall Comes Down

    Berlin Wall Comes Down
    The berlin Wall was a wall keeping apart communists and democracy in the Cold War. It was built in 1961 until it came down on November 9, 1989. The walls purpose was to not let anyone cross the west border. On November 9, 1989 the governor of East Germany announced that they were letting people across the borders as communism was settling down. People were celebrating everywhere and others took hammers and beat down the wall and take home what use to keep them locked in and kept it as a souvenir
  • Gulf War

    Gulf War
    The Gulf War started in early August of 1990 and lasted for about a year (1991.) The Gulf War happened because Saddam Hussein ordered Iraq to invade Kuwait trying to take the oil market from them. Bush organized a coalition and we attacked them with bombs for 44 days trying to physically removing Hussein.
  • Oklahoma City Bombing

    Oklahoma City Bombing
    The Oklahoma City bombing was one of the most deadly terrorist attacks in America killing 168 people. The Oklahoma City bombing was created and planned by a timothy McVeigh and took place on April 19th, 1995. He had planned to drive into Oklahoma City and bomb a federal building. He had bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building by parked his van with the bombs in it and went to his escape car. 1.5 hours later, he was arrested for driving without a license plate and traced to the bombing.
  • Cloning Dolly

    Cloning Dolly
    The 1990s was the decade of inventions. They came out with the world-wide web, smart pill, and the answering machine. One thing I forgot is they also figured out how to clone sheep. They had many unsuccessful attempts and finally scientists, Ian Wilmot and Keith Campbell, got it right. On July 5th, 1996 they cloned the first sheep from adult somatic cells. Dolly, the cloned sheep, lived all 6 years of life in the Roslin Institute. She died February 14th, 2003 due to arthritis and a lung disease.
  • Lewinsky Scandal

    Lewinsky Scandal
    Monica Lewinsky is the woman in which Bill Clinton admitted to having an "Improper relationship" with while she worked at the White House in 1995 and 1996.
  • Shoe Bomber

    Shoe Bomber
    On December 22nd, 2001 Richard Reid plotted a terrorists attack was quite similar to 9/11. He plotted to bomb an airplane by wearing explosives in his shoes. He was caught on the airplane trying to light the fuse on the airplane by passengers. He was then tied to his seat and a medic on the plane who tranquilized him. Now if you go to an airport you have to take your shoes off all thanks to Richard Reid.
  • Saga Mine Disaster

    Saga Mine Disaster
    On January 2nd, 2006 in Upshur Country, West Virginia 12 coal miners died due to an explosion while they were coal mining. There was an explosion which caused the roof to collapse and trap them 2 miles underground. Only one coal miner survived to tell the deathly story of the collision. Families waited a minimum of three hours to hear that all but one had died. This was the worst mining incident in West Virginia.
  • Miracle on the Hudson

    Miracle on the Hudson
    US Airways Flight 1549 was scheduled to be on it's way to New York City. Three minutes into the flight, the plane struck a flock of geese and completely lost all engine power causing the plane to ditch in the Hudson River. All 155 occupants safely evacuated the airliner, which was still virtually intact though partially submerged and slowly sinking, and were quickly rescued by nearby ferries. The incident became known as the "Miracle on the Hudson".
  • AIDS

    HIV existed long before it was identified as the cause of AIDS in 1984. Instances' of the virus show to have occured as early as the 1940s. Researchers aren’t sure exactly when and how HIV developed, the most likely theories posit that HIV was transmitted to humans from chimpanzees sometime in the early to mid 20th century.
  • Gay Marriage in California

    Gay Marriage in California
    The status of same-sex marriage in California is unique. The state formerly granted marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but has discontinued doing so. The period of granting such licenses began on June 16, 2008, due to a ruling by the Supreme Court of California based on an equal protection argument. It ended November 5, 2008, due to an amendment to the California Constitution that limited marriages to those between one man and one woman.