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This is my idea:

We will start at 1901 and go through 2009, find something that pertains to each year, a historic event, a birthday, a tradegy that happened in that year all the way up to present day. This will take some google efforting to make it really work, but we can come up with some interesting information about the last 110 years that can make people think..."wow, thats pretty interesting"  If this doesnt work, well then go f*ck yourselves!  1901... Photo


Life expectancy at birth for U.S. white males is 48.23 years, for white females, 51.08 years (few people die at those ages, but so many die before age 5 that they balance those who live into their 70s and 80s).
Featured by: cubsgirl2 at 4/17/10 11:25PM
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#80 | 1655 days ago

1970 - Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin die way too young.
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#1 | 1657 days ago

1902: New Year's Day - the first Rose Bowl, first ever college football bowl game
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#2 | 1657 days ago

1903: Jan 9th Two New Yorkers buy the Baltimore baseball franchise and move it to New York, and the evil empire is born.
#3 | 1657 days ago

1904 great grandmother was born
#4 | 1657 days ago

May 15, 1905-----Las Vegas is founded.
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#5 | 1657 days ago

1904  World's Fair opens in St. Louis, MO....the OLYMPICS are a part of the World's was ALMOST time for the CUBS to win a World Series!!!
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#6 | 1657 days ago

icfeet wrote:
1904  World's Fair opens in St. Louis, MO....the OLYMPICS are a part of the World's was ALMOST time for the CUBS to win a World Series!!!
i gave you respect but dont try to overtake my grandmothers birth. i claimed 1904 pick another one
#7 | 1657 days ago
Mr_Rogers (+)

1904:  San Diego was discovered by the Germans, it means a whales vagina.     
#8 | 1657 days ago

 Since Becky did 1905...

he 1906 San Francisco earthquake (estimated magnitude 7.8) on the San Andreas Fault destroys much of San Francisco, CaliforniaUSA, killing at least 3,000, with 225,000–300,000 left homeless, and $350 million in damages.
#9 | 1657 days ago

1907: Mar 9th - 1st involuntary sterilization law enacted, in Indiana.
#10 | 1657 days ago

1908,  Oct 15  The Ford Model-T was introduced.
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#11 | 1657 days ago
ChristiSunshine (+)

 1909...July 12...16th amendment, power to tax incomes
#12 | 1657 days ago

(Edited by SickPuppy)
1910 - Halley's Comet was visible from Earth - in April
#13 | 1657 days ago

1911... Hank Greenberg (MLB HOF) & Ronald Reagan were born
SMU is founded
Chevrolet officially enters the auto market
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#14 | 1657 days ago

1913 - The first crossword puzzle is printed in a New York newspaper.
#15 | 1657 days ago

1913.... Richard Nixon & Rosa Parks are born... Harriet Tubman passes.... Henry Ford introduces the assembly line. The Grand Central Terminal in NYC has been rebuilt and reopens
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#16 | 1657 days ago

1914---My father was born,  also the start of World War One.
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#17 | 1657 days ago

 1915 - Italy declares war on Austro-Hungary
#18 | 1657 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

(Edited by cubsgirl2)
 1916---Jan !st. the first football game was played at the rose bowl.

Washington state vs. Brown
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#19 | 1657 days ago

1915: Jan 19 Neon sign pattented by George Claude, Bar and Tavern owners rejoice!
           Jan 25 Alexander Graham Bell calls Thomas Watson (Bell in New York Watson in San Francisco
           March 16  Federal Trade Commission organized
           Apr 14th - A's Herb Pennock is within 1 out of pitching 1st Opening Day no-hitter
           May 15th - A T & T becomes 1st corporation to have 1 million stockholders
          Jun 21st - The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.
           Oct 7th - Georgia Tech defeats Cumberland College 222-0 in football 
           Oct 9th - Woodrow Wilson becomes 1st pres to attend a World Series game
           Dec 14th - Jack Johnson is 1st black world heavyweight boxing champion


#20 | 1657 days ago

(Edited by Drummer99)
On May 29th,1917, President Kennedy was born. aka JFK.
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#21 | 1656 days ago
Mr_Rogers (+)


President Wilson suffers a stroke at Wichita, Kansas, in late September while on a tour to rally support for ratification of the Versailles peace treaty. Rushed back to Washington, D.C., he suffers a massive stroke October 2 as isolationist Republican senators mount opposition to joining the League of Nations that Wilson has championed; they gain support from Americans disillusioned since 1918 with participation in foreign wars and fearful of losing the nation's traditional independence in international affairs. The president's second wife, Edith, now 47, has decoded secret messages and even attended peace talks in her husband's stead as smaller strokes have left him increasingly disabled, and she decides whom he will and will not see during the longest period of a presidential disability since the shooting of President Garfield in the summer of 1881. She prevents his physician from announcing news of the president's condition (his left side is completely paralyzed, but the public hears at first that Wilson has suffered indigestion, then that he has nervous exhaustion) and carries on in his place without public knowledge (some will call her the "First Woman President").
#22 | 1656 days ago

(Edited by Drummer99)

The end of World war 1,
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#23 | 1656 days ago

(Edited by Kenne)
 1920 - Birth of the NFL , with the Cardinals, Bears, and other defunct teams (didn't even have to look that up)
#24 | 1656 days ago

 '22 - Johnny Weissmuller swims the 100 metres freestyle in 58.6 seconds to create a world record and break the "minute barrier"
#25 | 1656 days ago


Insulin first became generally available for use by diabetics.

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#26 | 1656 days ago

Ohhh, lol, its bound to happen huh? sorry.
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#27 | 1656 days ago

  1924 - U.S.S.R. - Lenin dies and is succeeded by Stalin.
#28 | 1656 days ago

1925 - January: Mussolini becomes Italian dictator.
BONUS: October - Johnny Carson is born.
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#29 | 1656 days ago

(Edited by Drummer99)

Western Electric and Warner Bros. announce Vitaphone, a process to add sound to film.
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#30 | 1656 days ago
NorseHeathen (+)

(Edited by NorseHeathen)
Charles Limburgh makes his historical flights, in a solo effort, across the Atlantic Ocean.
Construction begins to create Mount Rushmore.
Josef Stalin Takes Control of the U.S.S.R.

(Sorry for 'cheating', but these were three good ones....)

Great poll btw....
#31 | 1656 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

(Edited by cubsgirl2)
 1927--Babe Ruth becomes the Highest paid baseball player. 70,000 a year.
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#32 | 1656 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

cuddles127017 wrote:
1908,  Oct 15  The Ford Model-T was introduced.
 You could have said the Cubs win the world series? 
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#33 | 1656 days ago

cubsgirl2 wrote:
 1927--Babe Ruth becomes the Highest paid baseball player. 70,000 a year.
1928... The Boston Garden opens... Herbert Hoover wins the US presidency... the Iron Lung Respirator is used for the first time in Children's Hospital in Boston... The Yankees sweep the Cards in the World Series... The Providence Steam Roller wins the NFL title and the USA2 wins the Gold Medal at the Olympic Games in Switzerland... Norway wins the most medals with 15
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#34 | 1656 days ago

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#35 | 1656 days ago

 1930 - First World Cup played with Uruguay winning.
#36 | 1656 days ago

(Edited by Oddfool)
1931   -  The original film version of Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi, is released.
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#37 | 1656 days ago

Feb 21
Alka Seltzer introduced.

(And heavy eaters/lushes with awful hangovers everywhere breathe a collective sigh of relief.  )
#38 | 1656 days ago

1932-Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY

Babe Ruth "CALLS HOME RUN" against...the....CUBS in the World Series....FDR Elected to his first of four terms
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#39 | 1656 days ago

 1933 ....April 26 -

The Gestapo was established in Germany 
#40 | 1656 days ago


January 12Hattie W. Caraway becomes the first woman elected to the United States Senate.

July 8
– The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level of the Great Depression, bottoming out at 41.22.

November 21 – German president Hindenburg begins negotiations with Adolf Hitler about the formation of a new government.

December 27Radio City Music Hall opens in New York City.

Johnny Cash, Liz Taylor, Pat Morita (he's a cancer btw), Debbie Reynolds, Richard Dawson, Little Richard, and Lamar Hunt are born

  • Mars Bar is sold for the first time.
  • Zippo lighters are developed.  
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#41 | 1656 days ago

(Edited by Drummer99)

The 20th Amendment to the US Constitution Is Ratified which establishes the beginning and ending of the terms of the elected federal officials.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt announces the creation of 4 million public works jobs

Congress agrees to the Home Owners Refinancing Act as part of the larger NEW DEAL

Wiley Post
becomes the first man to fly solo around the world

The Emergency Banking Act is passed to save the run on small banks causing them to go into bankruptcy

Alcatraz becomes a federal penitentiary.

The dirigible airship "The Akron" crashes in New Jersey.

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returns from Germany and announced to the world "Peace In Our Time".

President Roosevelt gives his first " fireside chat " on March 12th, in a radio broadcast.
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#42 | 1656 days ago

Albert Einstein visits the White House.  The first of many geniuses to walk through those doors...

#43 | 1656 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
Albert Einstein visits the White House.  The first of many geniuses to walk through those doors...

1935... Amelia Erhart makes the first solo trip by a female from CA to HI... Babe Ruth retires... The first baseball night game is played by the Reds & Phillies at Crosley field... FDR dedicates the Hoover Dam... the Social Security Act is signed into Law
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#44 | 1656 days ago
NorseHeathen (+)

The first Nazi "Death Camps", Sachenhousen, begin operation--mostly for political prisoners.
Berlin Olympics--Go Jesse Owens!!!
#45 | 1656 days ago

1937 -  Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan disappear after taking off from New Guinea during Earhart's attempt to become the first woman to fly around the world.
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#46 | 1656 days ago

(Edited by Drummer99)

Floods and Landslides in Los Angeles cause 200 deaths

The First use of seeing eye dogs occurs

German troops enter Austria

Agricultural Adjustment Act is passed helping farmers affected by Dust Bowl

Fair Labor Standards Act with Minimum Hourly Rate of 25 cents

Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae - FNMA) Established

Howard Hughes
sets a new Round The World Record of 3 days, 19 hours

March of Dimes
Polio Foundation Created

A 450 metric ton meteorite struck the earth in an empty field near Chicora, Pennsylvania

Seabiscuit and War Admiral have their long awaited race to decide the best horse which Seabiscuit beats War Admiral

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#47 | 1656 days ago

"The Wizard of Oz" comes out ... leading to an iconic image for many others to use in "coming out" for years to come.    
#48 | 1656 days ago

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#49 | 1656 days ago
Mr_Rogers (+)


The first Dairy Queen soft ice cream store opens June 22 between two funeral parlors at Joliet, Ill., with Sherm Noble serving 8¢ sundaes, 5¢ double-decker ice cream cones, and take-home pints and quarts (see 1938). J. F. McCullough and his son Alex last year acquired western U.S. rights to a continuous-type freezer patented by inventor Harry Ortiz; they and Ortiz will franchise the operation, there will be 100 stores by 1947, and by 1950 Dairy Queen will be a nationwide system with 1,446 stores (see Canada, 1953).
#50 | 1656 days ago

December 7, 1941-----Pearl Harbor
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#51 | 1656 days ago

1942...Mom s born!!

Actress Carole Lombard killed in a plane crash coming back from promoting war bonds.

Battle of Midway takes place.  Battle of Guadalcanal took place.
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#52 | 1656 days ago
NorseHeathen (+)

Patton lands in North Africa.
#53 | 1656 days ago

1944 D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge
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#54 | 1656 days ago

1945  -  Little Boy  and the Fat Man have a blast in Japan.     Japan surrenders.
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#55 | 1656 days ago


AT&T announce first car phones

Tupperware sold in department and hardware stores

Dean Martin's musical career begins
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#56 | 1656 days ago

 1947 - Jackie Robinson becomes the first African-American baseball player in the MLB.
#57 | 1656 days ago

1948- Cleveland beats Boston in the World Series.   Babe Ruth dies.  And Scrabble was introduced.
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#58 | 1655 days ago
NorseHeathen (+)


First recorded snowfall in Los Angeles
J. Edgar Hoover gives Shirley temple a 'tear gas fountain pen'......(wow, and I thought that was just in Dick Tracy comics)
#59 | 1655 days ago

1950       A new car cost $1950
                Gas was .29  cent a gal.
                A house cost $17,600
                A postal stamp was 3 cent.
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#60 | 1655 days ago


Direct dial coast-to-coast telephone service
begins in the United States.

First Color Television Pictures
broadcast from Empire State Building

22nd Amendment is ratified which limits US presidential term of office to 8 yrs ( 2 terms )

First nuclear bomb tests at Nevada test site
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#61 | 1655 days ago

(Edited by Drummer99)

Britain announces it has Atomic Bomb

Charlie Chaplin refused entry back to the US after living in Hollywood for 20 years.

Rocky Marciano becomes world heavyweight champion after knocking out Jersey Joe Walcott

Vice Presidential Candidate Richard M. Nixon defends himself on Television over allegations of secret cash fund.
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#62 | 1655 days ago

1953 - Walt Disney's 14th animated film, Peter Pan (my favorite alter-ego, the boy who never grew up), premieres at the Roxy Theatre, New York City.

The first Chevrolet Corvette is built at Flint, Michigan.

The Kinsey Report on American sexual habits is issued.

Hugh Hefner publishes the first issue of Playboy  Magazine; it sells 54,175 copies at $.50 each.

The first color television sets go on sale for about $1,175 (American dollars).
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#63 | 1655 days ago

(Edited by xtra_ill)

January 14:
Marilyn Monroe marries baseball  player Joe DiMaggio. 

February 23:
The first mass vaccination  of children against polio begins in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

May 6: Roger Bannister runs the first four-minute mile.

May 17:  Brown v. Board of Education. The United States Supreme Court rules that segregated schools are unconstitutional.

June 14: The words "under God" are added to the United States Pledge of Allegiance.

August 16: The first issue of Sports Illustrated magazine is published in the United States.

November 3: The first Godzilla  movie premieres in Tokyo, Japan.

December 4:
The first Burger King opens in Miami, Florida, USA.
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#64 | 1655 days ago

 1955 - April 23 – The White Sox tallied a franchise record 29 runs at Kansas City. Sherm Lollar was 5-for-6 with a pair of home runs and five RBI, while reserve outfielder Bob Nieman and infielder Walt Dropo drove in seven runs apiece, and Chico Carrasquel hit 5-for-6 with five runs, in the 29-6 victory over the Athletics.

also, first McDonalds opens
#65 | 1655 days ago

1956.... Elvis hits the charts for the first time with Heartbreak Hotel... Don Larsen pitches the only Perfect Game in World Series history against the Dodgers... Bob Barker makes his TV debut as a game show host... Rocky Marciano retires as the only undefeated heavyweight boxer... the USSR sweeps the Winter & Summer Olympics
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#66 | 1655 days ago

 1957 - FORTRAN, the first high-level computer-programming language, introduced.
#67 | 1655 days ago

1958.. The first IHOP opens in CA... the first successful American satellite Explorer 1 is launched... Eisenhower signs Alaska into the Statehood Act... the Dodgers and Giants begin play on the "left coast"
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#68 | 1655 days ago

1959 -  A chartered plane transporting musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper goes down in foggy conditions near Clear Lake, Iowa, killing all 4 occupants on board, including pilot Roger Peterson. The tragedy is later termed "The Day the Music Died", popularized in Don McLean's 1972 song "American Pie".

Barbie doll makes her debut.

Alaska and Hawaii become the 49th and 50th states of the USA.

Then things get freaky as the Twilight Zone debuts.   Props to Rod Serling.
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#69 | 1655 days ago
Mr_Rogers (+)


The Dallas Cowboys professional football team plays its first season. Coached by Texas-born former New York Giants coach Thomas Wade "Tom" Landry, 36, it loses 11 of its 12 games (the 12th ends in a tie), and will have losing seasons through 1964, after which it will have 20 consecutive winning seasons.
#70 | 1655 days ago

1961 - roger maris hits 61 homeruns and broke the sultan of swat's record

 "I'm not trying to be Babe Ruth; I'm trying to hit sixty-one home runs and be Roger Maris."
#71 | 1655 days ago

(Edited by RichyMcWiggleSr)

Oh and ...

Verifying their uselessness, the US Supreme Court ruled that naked males are not obscene. Alter boys everywhere say, "WHAT'S FN NEXT?"
Beginning the END of our society as we know it, and further plummeting a redneck economy, 'Wal-Mart: Part I' opens where?  Ar-Kansas
1st Annual "Hoop and Stick" Tournament! --- Oh the times!!!  Jolly good!  Jolly good!
Locusts threaten New Delhi ... Old Delhi chuckles
Marilyn Monroe "accidently OD's" ... TRUST MEEEEEEEEE, she wasn't killed!

SPIDER-MAN!  YAY SPIDER-MAN!!!  1st The Hulk, and now SPIDEY!!!  Sweet-ah!!

First Government founded in Algeria .... look how far they've come since *tear*
Du foist cull-ed boy registahs at duh Yune-vois-ity of Miss-Hippy ... es-koited by Dewly Pointed Fed-el Mah-Shells!  "There goes the neighborhood"  --- White men everywhere clinch butt cheeks!
Jah-nny Car-son!  The beginning of the end!
Der Spiegel said Bundeswehrs was nasty and it started the Spiegel Scandal ... WOWZERS!!!
"D*ck Nixon [won't be kicked] around anymore!"  Packs balls and goes home!

BANGOR MAINE ... BURIED IN SNOW!   *Eghast!  What kind of America let's "Bangher" get buried???"  The irresponsibility!!!*
#72 | 1655 days ago

June 5, 1963-----first annual NHL draft held in Montreal.
I learned nothing  
#73 | 1655 days ago

1963... JFK is assassinated... Martin Kuther King Jr gives his famous "I Have a Dream Speech"... Malcolm X delivers his historic speech in Detroit... The Dodgers sweep the Yanks in the Series.. Roger Staubach is named the Heisman Trophy winner for Navy
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#74 | 1655 days ago

(Edited by Drummer99)

Congress Authorizes war against N Vietnam Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

President Lyndon Johnson declares a War On Poverty Campaign.

Warren Commission report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy concludes Lee Harvey Oswald had acted alone

Students storm the administration building and stage sit in at the University of California 800 are arrested.

Cassius Clay (Now better known as Muhammad Ali) Beats Sonny Liston for World Heavyweight championship.
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#75 | 1655 days ago


woo, lucky me! grateful dead, pink floyd, velvet underground and the doors all formed this year

this made me laugh too. March 18th mick jagger, keith richards, and bill wyman were fined five pounds each for urinating on the wall of a london gas station. the band had asked to use the restroom, but it was out of order. five pounds! any of you homies know what something like that would cost nowadays?
#76 | 1655 days ago

1966  -  Star Trek boldly goes where no man has gone before.
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#77 | 1655 days ago

January 15 – Super Bowl I: The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35–10 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.


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#78 | 1655 days ago


January 30: Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive begins, as Viet Cong forces launch a series of surprise attacks across South Vietnam.

February 1: The Pennsylvania Railroad and the New York Central Railroad merge to form Penn Central, the largest ever corporate merger up to this date.

March 16: Vietnam War – My Lai massacre: American troops kill scores of civilians. The story will first become public in November 1969 and will help undermine public support for the U.S. efforts in Vietnam.

July 18: The semiconductor company Intel gets founded.

April 4: Martin Luther King, Jr. is shot dead at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee.

August 21:
The Medal of Honor is posthumously awarded to James Anderson, Jr. — he is the first black U.S. Marine to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

September 7:  Mattel's Hot Wheels toy cars are introduced.

September 24: 60 Minutes debuts on CBS

October 16:  In Mexico City, black American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their arms in a black power salute after winning, respectively, the gold and bronze medals in the Olympic men's 200 metres
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#79 | 1655 days ago

(Edited by Drummer99)

Richard Nixon
becomes President of the United States

250,000 march on Washington in protest at the Vietnam War

The first man is landed on the moon on the Apollo 11 mission by the United States and Neil Armstrong and Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the Moon. and the famous words "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." will become part of our history.

Charles "Pete" Conrad and Alan Bean of Apollo 12 land on the Moon to become the second set of American astronauts to walk on the moons surface.

Wal-Mart incorporates as Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Brett Farve is Born on October 10th, 1969.
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#80 | 1655 days ago

1970 - Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin die way too young.
#81 | 1655 days ago


March 8: Boxer Joe Frazier defeats Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden.

May 1:  Amtrak begins inter-city rail passenger service in the United States.

July 5: The 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution, formally certified by President Richard Nixon, lowers the voting age from 21 to 18.

October 1: Walt Disney World opens in Orlando, Florida

November 24: A man calling himself D. B. Cooper parachutes from the Northwest Orient Airlines plane he hijacked over Washington State with $200,000 ransom, and is never seen again.
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#82 | 1655 days ago
NorseHeathen (+)


Construction begins on "Kingdome" in Seattle, WA.
#83 | 1655 days ago

1973... group led by Steinbrenner purchases the Yankees... the modern London Bridge opens... the World Trade Center in NYC officially opens... the Sears Tower is completed... Secretariat wins the Triple Crown.. the DEA is founded.. the "Battle of the Sexes" match is played between Billy Jean King and Bobby Riggs
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#84 | 1655 days ago


October 30: The Rumble in the Jungle takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire, where Muhammad Ali knocks out George Foreman in 8 rounds to regain the Heavyweight  title.
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#85 | 1655 days ago

1975 -

jimmy hoffa disappears
#86 | 1655 days ago

1975 -  Congratulations to Sir Charlie Chaplin on his Knighthood.

"The Rocky Horror Show" opens on Broadway in New York City with 4 performances.

In Detroit, Michigan, Teamsters Union president Jimmy Hoffa is reported missing.

NBC airs the first episode of Saturday Night Live (George Carlin is the first host; Billy Preston and Janis Ian the first musical guests).

President Gerald Ford survives 2 assassination attempts within 3 weeks.
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#87 | 1655 days ago

(Edited by Drummer99)

Jimmy Carter Elected President
of United States

President Carter grants pardon to American Draft dodgers of the Vietnam War Period

Jimmy Carter President of United States warns that Americans need to make profound changes in their Oil Consumption

Cyclone in India kills 20,000 and leaves 2 million homeless

The New York City Blackout lasts for 25 hours and results in looting and disorder.

NASA space shuttle
makes its first test flight off the back of a jetliner

Voyager I and Voyager II
are launched unmanned to explore the outer solar system

US Population reaches 216 million.

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#88 | 1655 days ago

(Edited by kobe_lova)

releases the Color TV Game 15 home console and the Computer Othello arcade game


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#89 | 1655 days ago

1979  -  The Entertainment Sports Programming Network, known as ESPN, debuts.
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#90 | 1655 days ago

1980... The Steelers are the first team to win 4 Super Bowls... the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid NY and the "Miracle on Ice"... the US boycotts the Summer Olympics in Moscow... Rosie Ruiz wins the Boston Marathon but is disqualified when it's discovered she cheated.
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#91 | 1655 days ago
NorseHeathen (+)


On August 1, 1981, at 12:01 a.m.,
MTV: Music Television launched with the words "Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll," spoken by John Lack.
#92 | 1655 days ago


Argentina invades Falkland Islands, a British colony, resulting in Falklands War. The war ends with a British victory.
First artifical heart transplant.
John Hinckley found not guilty by reason of insanity, for the attempted assassination of US President Ronald Reagan.
#93 | 1655 days ago

1983... Bjorn Borg retires... the last episode of MASH airs to a record audience... Tokyo Disneyland opens.. Vanessa Williams becomes the first African-American to win the Miss America pageant... the Orioles defeat the Phillies to win their 3rd championship
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#94 | 1655 days ago

 1984 - Walter Paton breaks Jim Browns life time rushing record of 12,213 yards
22 American prisoners freed when Jesse Jackson meets Castro 
Gas leak kills 2,000 at Union Carbide Plant in Bhopal India
Indira Gandi, Indian PM , Is Assassinated By Sikh Bodyguards 
#95 | 1655 days ago
Mr_Rogers (+)

(Edited by Mr_Rogers)

Costco Inc. is founded under that name at Seattle, where a membership warehouse retailer starts up on the model pioneered by The Price Co. at San Diego in 1976

Ford Motor Company begins using the slogan, "Have You Driven a Ford Lately?"

Thriller (album) by pop singer-songwriter Michael Jackson, now 24, who scores a prodigious success with his dancing and singing on MTV videos and with his single "Beat It" (Thriller will have record sales of 25 million in the United States alone)

The tanker Castillo de Bellver catches fire off Cape Town, South Africa, August 6, and spills 250,000 tons of crude oil into the sea.
#96 | 1655 days ago
Mr_Rogers (+)


Cincinnati Reds first baseman Pete Rose passes Ty Cobb's record of 4,191 career hits September 11.

A record 43,000 U.S. farms go bankrupt as land prices fall and interest rates skyrocket

An earthquake in the Mexico City area September 19 registers 7.8 on the Richter scale and kills 9,500 according to official figures (some estimates range as high as 30,000)
#97 | 1655 days ago

Kenne wrote:
 1984 - Walter Paton breaks Jim Browns life time rushing record of 12,213 yards
22 American prisoners freed when Jesse Jackson meets Castro 
Gas leak kills 2,000 at Union Carbide Plant in Bhopal India
Indira Gandi, Indian PM , Is Assassinated By Sikh Bodyguards 
January 16 - I arrive.  
#98 | 1655 days ago
Mr_Rogers (+)

janet011685 wrote:
January 16 - I arrive.  
You've been waiting for this one this entire poll!   
#99 | 1655 days ago

 January 26, 1986 - Bears win the Super Bowl

January 28, 1986 - Challenger explodes
#100 | 1655 days ago

Mr_Rogers wrote:
You've been waiting for this one this entire poll!   
No, I actually just thought about it once we hit the late 70s-early 80s.  
#101 | 1655 days ago

 1987 - Black Monday world stock market share prices crash
Bill Gates, 32 year old founder of Microsoft becomes microcomuptings first billionaire
Margaret Thatcher becomes the first British PM this century to be elected three times
#102 | 1654 days ago


July 3: Iran Air Flight 655 is shot down by a missile launched from the USS Vincennes.

August: In the Summer Olympics, Canadian  Ben Johnson wins the 100m with a new world record, but is disqualified after he tests positive for stanozolol.

August: Also in the Summer games, Roy Jones Jr. loses the gold medal to South Korean fighter Park Si-Hun in a very controversial 3–2 judge's decision. Allegations swirled that Korean officials had fixed the judging. Jones Jr. receives the Val Barker Trophy, an award for the most impressive boxer of the Games. The three judges ruling against Jones were eventually suspended.

October 15: Kirk Gibson hits a dramatic home run  to win Game 1 of the World Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers, over the Oakland Athletics, by a score of 5–4.

November 21: Ted Turner officially buys Jim Crockett Promotions, known as NWA Crockett, and turns it into World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

December 21: Pan Am Flight 103 is blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing a total of 270 people. Those responsible are believed to be Libyans. (Damn Terrorists! almost got my leave cancelled !!!!!!) 
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#103 | 1654 days ago

 1989 - Berlin Wall comes down

(without looking it up)
#104 | 1654 days ago

1990 Operation Desert Shield begins after Saddam Hussein invaids Kuwait...Yankees Andy Hawkins pitches a no hitter....AND LOSES 4-0 (the Yankees played more like SADIE Hawkins in those days)
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#105 | 1654 days ago

1927 was the last of gold dollars being minted. Gold became illegal to own
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#106 | 1654 days ago

icfeet wrote:
1990 Operation Desert Shield begins after Saddam Hussein invaids Kuwait...Yankees Andy Hawkins pitches a no hitter....AND LOSES 4-0 (the Yankees played more like SADIE Hawkins in those days)
 1991 - Communism fades as U.S.S.R. breaks up and S.S.R. states declare for independence.
Croatia and Slovenia become independent from Yugoslavia.
#107 | 1654 days ago

1992 - The EU (European Union) was formed

-  Jeffrey Damher was sentenced to LIFE in prison...
-  Johnny Carson hosted "The Tonight Show" for last time...
-  The Toronto Blue Jays win the World Series, making them the first non-US city team to accomplish this...
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#108 | 1654 days ago

 1993 - Car bomb explodes World Trade Center
Clinton initiates "No Ask, No Tell" policy for gays in the military
Waco terrorist fires
Bulls win 3-peat

#109 | 1654 days ago


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#110 | 1654 days ago


April 19: Oklahoma City bombing: 168 people, including 8 Federal Marshals and 19 children, are killed at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Timothy McVeigh and one of his accomplices, Terry Nichols, set off the bomb.

October 3: O. J. Simpson is found not guilty of double murder for the deaths of former wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

December 31: The final original Calvin and Hobbes comic strip is published.
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#111 | 1654 days ago


Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan questions whether the stock market is overvalued

Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales get divorced

UN Experts and Iraq Officials dismantle a Biological Weapons Factory in Iraq

Mad Cow Disease hits Britain
( Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy or BSE )

The U.S. stock markets, including the Dow Jones Industrial Average, gains at an incredibly fast pace and ends the year over the 6,000 mark
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#112 | 1654 days ago

 1997 - Britain's Princess Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris, Mother Teresa died the same week.

Scientists cloned dolly the sheep.

On July 4, the spacecraft Pathfinder landed on Mars to explore.

#113 | 1654 days ago
NorseHeathen (+)


I'm still 30--for the third straight year.
Rose Bowl, Michigan Wolverines beat Washington State Cougars 21 - 16 (The Ryan Leaf tantrums begin).
Russia buries tsar Nicholas II and family, 80 years after they died.
John Glenn returns to space at the age of 77 as a payload specialist on the Discovery.
#114 | 1654 days ago

(Edited by Drummer99)
Party like its 1999.

Ford Acquires Volvo

The West Nile Virus first appears in the United States

European Union bans Beef Imports from the US over the widespread use of growth hormones

A F5 tornado slams in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma killing 38 people.
Hurricane Floyd a Category 4 storm with winds in excess of 140mph strikes North Carolina causing 56 deaths.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 11,000 for the first time

The human population of the world surpassed six billion.

Mattel's Barbie Doll celebrates it's 40th Birthday.
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#115 | 1654 days ago

(Edited by Drummer99)


The last "Peanuts" comic strip is created by Charles Schulz.

In a dramatic finish to Super Bowl XXXIV, the St. Louis Rams defeat the Tennessee Titans, 23-16.

George W. Bush
accepts the presidential nomination at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.

  Y2K turns out to be nothing.

Hillary Rodham Clinton
is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first First Lady of the United States to win public office.

(speaking of Playstation)
The Playstation 2 was released in the United States.
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#116 | 1654 days ago

Oh great, I get one hell of a year.
January 15: Wikipedia launches.
January 20: George W Bush's inauguration...gavomit!
Jaunary 28: Baltimore Ravens win the Super Bowl in what remains their only appearance.
February 18: Dale Earnhardt is killed on the last lap of the Daytona 500.
June 11: Timothy McVeigh (Oklahoma City Bombing mastermind) is executed.
September 11th...need I say more?
November: Jeff Gordon joins Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty as the only drivers to win 4 championships in NASCAR.
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#117 | 1653 days ago


March 1:
U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: In eastern Afghanistan, Operation Anaconda begins.

March 19: US war in Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends (started on March 1) after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, with 11 allied troop fatalities.  (over so soon)
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#118 | 1653 days ago

2003 - US, Britain, Australia and Poland invade Iraq. Saddam Hussein toppled
Human Genome Project completed.
The Space Shuttle Columbia is destroyed during re-entry into the atmosphere.
#119 | 1653 days ago

2004... Ronald Reagan passes... Bush is re-elected... Hurricanes Frances, Ivan, & Jeanne wreak havoc... one the the greatest natural disasters hits SE Asia when a tsunami hits after an earthquake... the Patriots win the Super Bowl... the Red Sox win the World Series for the first time in 86 years... the 2004 Summer Olympics take place in Athens with the US winning the medal count
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#120 | 1653 days ago

Ronald Reagan died? Did i know that?..... Whoa!

2005:  I turn 25.

February 15 – The Internet site YouTube goes online.

March 11 – Three people, including a judge, are murdered in the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta, Georgia; the main suspect, Brian Nichols, surrenders to police the next day.    THIS was crazy.

July 24 – Lance Armstrong wins a record 7th straight Tour de France before his scheduled retirement.

August 29 – At least 1,836 are killed, and severe damage is caused along the U.S. Gulf Coast, as Hurricane Katrina strikes coastal areas from Louisiana to Alabama, and travels up the entire state of Mississippi (flooding coast 31 feet (9.4 m)), affecting most of eastern North America.

That's enough tragedy.
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#121 | 1653 days ago

2006-Winter Olympics Turin Italy-Lindsay Jacobellis showboats during skiing...and falls out of gold medal contention...Democrats take control of house and senate....Yankees win AL East...
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#122 | 1653 days ago

(Edited by Drummer99)

President Bush announces that a surge of an additional 20,000 troops will be deployed to Baghdad to try to stem the sectarian fighting.

Super Bowl, Indianapolis wins over Chicago, 29–17.

U.S. Population reaches 300 million.

President Bush signs an energy bill that requires passenger vehicles sold in the U.S. to have fuel economy standards of 35 mpg by 2020, a 40% increase over the current standard. Measure also calls for an increase in the production of ethanol and other biofuels to 36 billion gallons a year by 2022, up from the current 5 billion.

The minimum wage increases to $5.85, up from $5.15. It's the first increase in 10 years. The wage will increase 70 cents each year through 2009, when it will be $7.25 an hour.
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#123 | 1637 days ago


August 25–28 - Barack Obama and Joe Biden are declared the Democratic president and vice president candidates at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado.

September 1–4 – John McCain and Sarah Palin are declared the Republican president and vice president candidates at the 2008 Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

 December 25 - A gunman dresses up as Santa Claus and kills 9 people during a Christmas party and burns down the house during the Covina, California massacre.
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#124 | 1637 days ago

January 20-Barack Obama sworn in as the 44th President of the USA (and the first African American President).

March 20-I return to Fan IQ after about a year's hiatus (sorry...had to get it in there)
July 23 Mark Buerhle pitches perfect game
November 1-The RAMS win their only game of the season

November Yankees win 27th World Series
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#125 | 1637 days ago
Mr_Rogers (+)


Thank you all for participating in what I consider to be the greatest and most original thread of the year. 
#126 | 1637 days ago

Mr_Rogers wrote:

Thank you all for participating in what I consider to be the greatest and most original thread of the year. 
You rocked this sh*t Rogers. Good job!!
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