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Ryan Jones PP 6305

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

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