We Didn't Start the Fire

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    We Didn't Start the Fire

  • Television Becoming Widespread

    Television Becoming Widespread
    The television set has become commonplace in homes, businesses and institutions, particularly as a vehicle for advertising, a source of entertainment, and news. Since the 1950s, television has been the main medium for molding public opinion.
  • Sugar Ray

    Sugar Ray
    Sugar Ray Robinson was already well known for his so many wins and so little losses before what is known as the "The St. Valentine's Day Massacre" in February 1851. In the 13th round against LaMotta, Robinson won with a technical knockout. That being LaMottas first legitimate knockout loss in 95 professional bouts. Along with winning the fight, he also won the undisputed world middleweight title.
  • England's New Queen

    England's New Queen
    Queen Elizabeth the second became the queen of England in 1952 after 71 years without a queen. She was born on April 21, 1926. She married her 3rd cousin, who was prince of Denmark and Greece. She is 87 and is still currently queen.
  • Albert Einstein Death

    Albert Einstein Death
    Albert Einstein was one of the most known and excellent scientists of his day. His death was caused by internal bleeding from the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm that had once been worked on by a doctor. He was 76 years old, and left behind 2 sons from his first out of two marriages.
  • Elvis Begins his Career

    Elvis Begins his Career
    Presley's first RCA single, Heartbreak Hotel, released in January 1956, was a number-one hit. He became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll with a series of network television appearances and chart-topping records.
  • Walt Disneys First Theme Park

    Walt Disneys First Theme Park
    While people wrote letters to Disney about visiting the Disney Studio, he realized that a functional movie studio had little to offer to visiting fans. His ideas evolved to a small play park. Construction began on July 16, 1954 and cost $17 million to complete. Disney ended up acquired 160 acres.
  • 1960 Presidential Election

    1960 Presidential Election
    Presidential election of 1960 was the 44th quadrennial presidential election. Republican Party nominated incumbent Vice-President Richard Nixon, while the Democratic Party nominated John F. Kennedy, Senator from Massachusetts. This election is notable as being the first time in U.S. history that two sitting U.S. Senators (Kennedy and Johnson) were elected as president and vice-president.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Aboard Apollo 11 were the first 3 men that sucessfully made it to the moon and back. Their ship took launch on July 20th, 1969, and landed back on Earth four days later.
  • Wheel of Fortune

    Wheel of Fortune
    American television game show created by Merv Griffin. The daily syndicated version of the series premiered on September 19, 1983. As of 2009, the program ranks as the longest-running syndicated game show in the United States, with over 5,000 episodes aired.
  • Bernhard Goetz

    Bernhard Goetz
    Shot four young men who tried to mug him on a New York City Subway train. He came to symbolize New Yorkers' frustrations with the high crime rates of the early 1980s. The incident sparked a nationwide debate on race and crime in major cities, and the legal limits of self-defense. Goetz was dubbed the "Subway Vigilante" by the New York press, and was both praised and vilified in the media and in public opinion.