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U.S. History

U.S. History

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  • 1. Historical U.S.A. Events By Decade
  • 2. 1900-1909
    1900 Hurricane ravages Galveston, TX killing 8,000 people
  • 3. 1903
    Orville and Wilbur Wright fly the first heavier than air plane in history at Kitty Hawk, NC
  • 4. 1903
    Henry Ford organizes Ford Motor Company
  • 5. 1906
    San Francisco earthquake and 3 day fire killing 500 people
  • 6. 1910-1919
    1914 World War 1 begins
  • 7. 1917
    First U.S. troops in France as U.S. declares war on Germany
  • 8. 1920-1929
    1925 Nellie Tayloe Ross elected governor of Wyoming; first woman governor elected in U.S
  • 9. 1927
    Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs in one season and record holds for 34 years
  • 10. 1929
    First phase of Great Depression
  • 11. 1930-1939
    1931 Al Capone is arrested for tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years in prison
  • 12. 1931
    Star Spangled Banner officially becomes National Anthem
  • 13. 1939
    World War 2 begins
  • 14. 1940-1949
    1941 Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor
  • 15. 1945
    U.S. drops atomic bombs on Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima
  • 16. 1947
    U.S. air force pilot Chuck Yeager is first man to break sound barrier
  • 17. 1950-1959
    1950 Korean War begins
  • 18. 1954
    U.S. Supreme Court Brown vs. Board of Education bans racial segregation in public schools
  • 19. 1955
    Rosa Parks refuses to sit on the back of the bus and Martin Luther King Jr. leads black boycott of Alabama bus system
  • 20. 1960-1969
    1961 Alan B. Shephard Jr. first American to be launched into space
  • 21. 1962
    John Glenn Jr. first American to orbit the earth
  • 22. 1963
    President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Texas by accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Jack Ruby shoots and kills Oswald shortly after he is arrested
  • 23. 1964
    The Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show
  • 24. 1965
    Malcolm X shot to death at Harlem rally in New York City
  • 25. 1968
    Martin Luther King Jr. is shot and killed in Memphis. James Earl Ray is the accused murderer.
  • 26. 1969
    Neil Armstrong first man to walk on the moon
  • 27. 1969
    Woodstock music festival takes place
  • 28. 1970-1979
    1970 Kent State University massacre occurs where members of National Guard fire on unarmed students killing 4 and injuring many others
  • 29. 1972
    Nixon is involved in Watergate scandal
  • 30. 1980-1989
    1981 Sandra Day O'Connor named first woman to U.S. Supreme Court
  • 31. 1983
    Sally K. Ride is first woman in space on board the shuttle Challenger
  • 32. 1986
    Space shuttle Challenger explodes after takeoff killing all 7 passengers
  • 33. 1989
    Tanker ship Exxon Valdez ruptures and dumps 11 million gallons of crude oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound
  • 34. 1990-1999
    1990 Hubble Space telescope launched
  • 35. 1992
    Rodney King is beaten by Los Angeles police and the crime is video taped by civilian. Riots begin all throughout LA
  • 36. 1994
    O.J. Simpson arrested in killing of his wife and her boyfriend. Simpson later found innocent.
  • 37. 1995
    Oklahoma City bombing occurs and Timothy McVeigh arrested
  • 38. 1997
    Hale Bopp Comet closest to earth it will be to Earth until the year 4397
  • 39. 1998
    President Clinton is impeached on two charges, perjury and obstruction of justice
  • 40. 1999
    High School shooting takes place in Columbine, Colorado killing 15 people
  • 41. 2000-2009
    2001 Terrorists fly airplanes into the twin towers in New York City, the Pentagon, and one that was in route for the White House crashes in Pennsylvania
  • 42. 2003
    War in Iraq begins by the bombing of Baghdad
  • 43. 2005
    Hurricane Katrina hits the southern United States hitting New Orleans the hardest killing over a thousand people.
  • 44. 2009
    Barack Obama is selected as President of the United States making him the first ever African American in the oval office
  • 45. Slide Show Created By:
    Ryan Jones
    Thank You for checking it out

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