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1865- American Civil War ends 1865- Lincoln was assassinated 1867- Alaska purchased 1870- Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, giving.

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2 1865- American Civil War ends Lincoln was assassinated Alaska purchased Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, giving blacks the right to vote

3 1871- Chicago fire kills 300 and leaves 9,000 people homeless Grants 2 nd inauguration National Baseball League founded Thomas Edison invents incandescent light Women lawyers permitted to argue cases before Supreme Court University of Southern California founded

4 1881- Clara Barton creates Red Cross Brooklyn Bridge opens Louis Pasteur administers successful rabies vaccination Haymarket Sq. labor riot in Chicago kills eleven people Statue of Liberty is dedicated Massacre at Wounded Knee, SD

5 1891- President McKinley shot by anarchist Strike at Carnegie Steel results in ten deaths Cherokee Outlet in Indian Territory opened to settlement William G. Morgan invented volleyball U.S. annexes Hawaii by an act of congress Galveston Hurricane leaves an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 dead

6 1905- Theodore Roosevelts 2 nd inauguration San Francisco earthquake leaves 500 dead or missing and destroys about 4 sq. miles of the city Indian territory becomes eastern half of Oklahoma 1908-Bureau of Investigation, forerunner of the FBI is established William Howard Taft is inaugurated as the 28 th president Boy Scouts established in U.S.

7 1912- Titanic sinks Woodraw Wilson is inaugurated as the 28 th president Panama Canal opens to traffic World War 1 begins First long distance telephone service, between New York and San Francisco, is demonstrated th Amendment gives women the right to vote

8 1923- President Harding dies suddenly Revenue Act slashes income tax on wealthy and corporations Tennessee passes a law against the teaching of evolution public schools Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis Stock market crash precipitates the Great Depression The first Mickey Mouse comic strip is published in the New York Mirror

9 1932- Lou Gerhig ties record with four straight homeruns Summer Olympics open in Los Angeles Plant pathologists determine cause of Dutch Elm Disease Bank robber Charles Pretty Boy Floyd shot to death by federal agents at a farm in East Liverpool, Ohio Disney releases Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The first full-length animated feature in color and sound Radar win Battle of Britain

10 1942- ammonium nitrate explosion in Cleveland, Ohio, 20 people killed United Nations is established The United States drops 1 st atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan The United States drops 2 nd atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan Jackie Robinson became the first black to play Major League Baseball The Korean War officially starts as North Korea invades South Korea

11 nd Amendment limits the President to two terms Montgomery Bus Boycott, emergence of Martin Luther King Jr Civil Rights Act Little Rock Crisis First U.S. satellite and ICBM The Olympic Games were held in Rome and Wilma Rudolf won three gold medals

12 1962- John Glenn became the first man to orbit the earth- 3 times. It was a five hr. flight Martin Luther King Jr. made the I have a Dream speech The Beatles became very popular The worlds first roofed stadium was built, the Houston Astrodome Walt Disney dies of cancer Apollo XIII explosion

13 1972- Dam collapse in Buffalo Creek, West Virginia, 250 people killed Nixon accused of Watergate cover-up and Lyndon B. Johnson dies Elvis Presley dies Muhammad Ali regains heavyweight boxing title American Airlines DC-10 crash 273 people killed CNN is launched as the first all news network

14 1981- MTV starts airing music videos 24 hrs Michael Jacksons Thriller sells 20 million albums to become the largest selling ever Ozzy bites the head off a live bat thrown at him during a performance Cabbage Patch kids are released The Cosby show premiers The Hubble Telescope is placed into orbit by the United States Space Shuttle Discovery

15 1993- The World Trade Center is bombed by Islamic terrorists 6 people were killed and over one thousand injured The Korean War Memorial in Washington D.C. dedicated in ceremonies by President Bill Clinton and South Korean President Kim Yong-sam I was born The Simpsons became the longest running cartoon on TV The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 10,000 for the first time Cuban boy Elian Gonzalez 6, is reunited with his dad after federal raid of Miami relatives home

16 two hijacked jetliners ram into the twin towers of World Trade, (worst terrorist attack ever) a third jetliner crashes into the Pentgon and a fourth crashes in Shanksville, PA Space shuttle Columbia explodes during reentry into Earths atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts on board Obama becomes the first black to be elected president

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