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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 1865- Lincoln was assassinated 1867- Alaska purchased 1870- 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 1873- Grants 2 nd inauguration 1876- National Baseball League founded 1879- Thomas Edison invents incandescent light 1879- Women lawyers permitted to argue cases before Supreme Court 1880- University of Southern California founded

4 1881- Clara Barton creates Red Cross 1883- Brooklyn Bridge opens 1885- Louis Pasteur administers successful rabies vaccination 1886- Haymarket Sq. labor riot in Chicago kills eleven people 1886- Statue of Liberty is dedicated 1890- Massacre at Wounded Knee, SD

5 1891- President McKinley shot by anarchist 1892- Strike at Carnegie Steel results in ten deaths 1892- Cherokee Outlet in Indian Territory opened to settlement 1895- William G. Morgan invented volleyball 1898- U.S. annexes Hawaii by an act of congress 1900- Galveston Hurricane leaves an estimated 6,000 to 8,000 dead

6 1905- Theodore Roosevelts 2 nd inauguration 1906- San Francisco earthquake leaves 500 dead or missing and destroys about 4 sq. miles of the city 1907- Indian territory becomes eastern half of Oklahoma 1908-Bureau of Investigation, forerunner of the FBI is established 1909- William Howard Taft is inaugurated as the 28 th president 1910- Boy Scouts established in U.S.

7 1912- Titanic sinks 1913- Woodraw Wilson is inaugurated as the 28 th president 1914- Panama Canal opens to traffic 1914- World War 1 begins 1915- First long distance telephone service, between New York and San Francisco, is demonstrated 1920-19 th Amendment gives women the right to vote

8 1923- President Harding dies suddenly 1924- Revenue Act slashes income tax on wealthy and corporations 1925- Tennessee passes a law against the teaching of evolution public schools 1927- Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis 1929- Stock market crash precipitates the Great Depression 1930- The first Mickey Mouse comic strip is published in the New York Mirror

9 1932- Lou Gerhig ties record with four straight homeruns 1932- Summer Olympics open in Los Angeles 1933- Plant pathologists determine cause of Dutch Elm Disease 1934- Bank robber Charles Pretty Boy Floyd shot to death by federal agents at a farm in East Liverpool, Ohio 1937- Disney releases Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The first full-length animated feature in color and sound 1940- Radar win Battle of Britain

10 1942- ammonium nitrate explosion in Cleveland, Ohio, 20 people killed 1945- United Nations is established 1945- The United States drops 1 st atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan 1945- The United States drops 2 nd atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan 1947- Jackie Robinson became the first black to play Major League Baseball 1950- The Korean War officially starts as North Korea invades South Korea

11 1951- 22 nd Amendment limits the President to two terms 1955- Montgomery Bus Boycott, emergence of Martin Luther King Jr. 1957- Civil Rights Act 1957- Little Rock Crisis 1958- First U.S. satellite and ICBM 1960- 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 1963- Martin Luther King Jr. made the I have a Dream speech 1964- The Beatles became very popular 1965- The worlds first roofed stadium was built, the Houston Astrodome 1966- Walt Disney dies of cancer 1970- Apollo XIII explosion

13 1972- Dam collapse in Buffalo Creek, West Virginia, 250 people killed 1973- Nixon accused of Watergate cover-up and Lyndon B. Johnson dies 1977- Elvis Presley dies 1978- Muhammad Ali regains heavyweight boxing title 1979- American Airlines DC-10 crash 273 people killed 1980- CNN is launched as the first all news network

14 1981- MTV starts airing music videos 24 hrs. 1982- Michael Jacksons Thriller sells 20 million albums to become the largest selling ever 1982- Ozzy bites the head off a live bat thrown at him during a performance 1983- Cabbage Patch kids are released 1984- The Cosby show premiers 1990- 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 1995- The Korean War Memorial in Washington D.C. dedicated in ceremonies by President Bill Clinton and South Korean President Kim Yong-sam. 1995- I was born 1997- The Simpsons became the longest running cartoon on TV 1999- The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 10,000 for the first time 2000- Cuban boy Elian Gonzalez 6, is reunited with his dad after federal raid of Miami relatives home

16 - 2001- 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 2003- Space shuttle Columbia explodes during reentry into Earths atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts on board 2009- Obama becomes the first black to be elected president

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