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  • Joe DiMaggio

    Joe DiMaggio
    Star baseball player with the longest hitting streak at 56 games.
  • Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein
    World renowned physicist who migrated to America in the 1930s. He helped develop the atomic bomb in World War II.
  • Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe
    Prominent movie star and sex symbol during the 1950s and early 1960s.
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    Elvis Presley, known as the King of Rock and Roll, had his commercial break out in 1956.
  • John Glenn Friendship 7 Mission

    John Glenn Friendship 7 Mission
    John Glenn was born in Cambridge, Ohio, to John Glenn, Sr. and Teresa. He was raised in New Concord, Ohio. Glenn studied science at Muskingum College, and received his private pilot's license for physics course credit in 1941.
  • John F. Kennedy

    John F. Kennedy
    President John F. Kennedy served in office from 1961 to November 22, 1963 when he was assassinated.
  • Richard Nixon

    Richard Nixon
    Richard Nixon resigned from his presidency on August 9, 1974 as a result of the Watergate Scandal.
  • Beatles Breakup

    Beatles Breakup
    After a 5 year battle amongst members The Beatles breakup was finally formalised.
  • Sugar Ray

    Sugar Ray
    Sugar Ray Leonard was named "Boxer of the Decade" for the 1980s.
  • Berlin

    On November 9, 1989 the Berlin Wall separating East and West Germany was knocked down.
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    1992 was the official end to the Cold War.
  • Oklahoma City Bombing

    Oklahoma City Bombing
    The Oklahoma City bombings killed 168 people. It was the most destructive act of terrorism in America until the attacks of September 11th.
  • World Trade Center Attacks

    World Trade Center Attacks
    Suicide pilots fly planes into the World Trade Centers and The Pentagon killing nearly 3,000 people.
  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama
    Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th United States President making him the first african american president.