Rene Spaulding's Timeline

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    20th Century

  • Earthquake in San Francisco

    Earthquake in San Francisco
    A massive earthquake rocked San Francisco on April 18, 1906. The most damage came from the fires that erupted and burned in the city for three days.
  • Titanic sinks

    Titanic sinks
    The Titanic was said to be the safest ship built in it's era, and there were those who even said it was unsinkable. Unfortunatley it sunk on it's maiden voyage. It went down on April, 10, 1912.
  • Assembly Line

    Henry Ford introduced the factory assembly line in 1913 to produce the Model T car. The assembly line made mass production more avaiable.
  • Panama Canal opens

    Panama Canal opens
    The Panama Canal opened in 1914. The first steamship to cross it was SS Ancon.
  • Flu epedemic

    Flu epedemic
    Worldwide flu epidemic kills 20 million.
  • WWI ends

    WWI ends
    World War ends with Germany's defeat. The war was officially over when the Treaty of Versaille was signed on June 28, 1919.
  • Gandhi

    Mohandas Gandhi begins leading nonviolent reform movement in India. He became the face of India's independence movement.
  • Penicillin

    Alexander Fleming discovers the first antibiotic which was penicillin in 1923. This antibiotic was widely popular and is still used to treat a variety of bacterial infections.
  • Babe's Homeruns

    Babe's Homeruns
    Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs in one season and sets a record that would hold until 1961. Roger Maris was the one to finally break it.
  • Stock market crash

    Stock market crash
    The United States stock market crashed on October 29, 1929. This event is also called Black Tuesday because it set the Great Depression into motion.
  • Adolf Hitler named chancellor

    Adolf Hitler named chancellor
    Adolf Hitler was named chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933. His part, the Nazi's, start to gain tremendous power throughout the country.
  • Kristallnacht

    Hitler launches "Kristallnacht," ordering Nazis to commit acts of violence against German Jews. This night is often referred to the "Night of Broken Glass".
  • Manhattan Project

    Manhattan Project
    The Manhattan Project was a secret military project created in 1942 to produce the an American nuclear weapon. Two of the members of the team included Albert Einstein and Robert Oppenheimer.
  • Dropping of the atomic bomb

    Dropping of the atomic bomb
    The United States dropped an atomic bomb on Japan during WWII in August of 1945. They dropped two bombs, one on the city of Hiroshima and one on the city of Nagasaki.
  • Israel achieves statehood

    Israel achieves statehood
    The push for Israel's statehood called Zionism ended in 1948 when they achieved it.
  • NATO

    NATO or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was established on April 4, 1949. NATO was established to establish to provide collective defense to the members involved in the case of an external attack.
  • Great Leap Forward

    Great Leap Forward
    China begins the Great Leap Forward modernazation program. This was Mao Zedong to enhance Chinese economy and bring it to the forefront of the world. A famine followed, killing 20 million.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The Communists build the Berlin Wall to seperate communist East Berlin from democratic West Berlin in 1961. The wall included wall towers and guards.
  • MLK

    Martin Luther King Jr. Delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech on August 28, 1963. This speech was part of the African American March on Washington during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's. He delievered his speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
  • JFK assassination

    JFK assassination
    President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963. He was assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
  • Smoking

    The US Surgeon General warns about smoking related health hazards.
  • Man on the Moon

    Man on the Moon
    Neil Armstrong became the first human to step foot on the moon July 20, 1969 when the spacecraft he was commanding, Apollo 11, landed on the moon.
  • Roe v. Wade

    Roe v. Wade
    The Roe v. Wade trial legalized abortion on Janurary 22, 1973.
  • Microsoft

    Bill Gates and Paul Allen start Microsoft Corp. to develop software for Altair computers.
  • Test Tube Baby

    Test Tube Baby
    The first "test-tube baby" was born healthy. It was a girl and her name was Louise Brown. She was a miracle as her parents had been trying for nine years to have a baby.
  • Space Shuttle Challenger

    Space Shuttle Challenger
    The Space Shuttle Challenger explodes killing crew including school teacher Christa McAuliffe. The shuttle exploded only 73 seconds into it's flight.
  • World Wide Web

    World Wide Web
    The World Wide Web revolutionized the Internet in 1989. It was invented by Tim Berners-Lee.
  • Fall of Berlin Wall

    Fall of Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall fell as communist Russia weakened. Travel restrictions were lifted and many people fled into West Berlin.
  • Apartheid ends

    Apartheid ends
    Apartheid ends in South Africa in 1994. New laws were made to inforce just treatment of black South Africans.
  • Pathfinder on Mars

    Pathfinder on Mars
    A pathfinder expedition landed on Mars on July 5, 1997 and sent back amazing pictures. This was an American expedition.