America's Century Timeline

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Publication of "The Jungle" (1905)

1905

NAACP Founded (1909)

1909

16th Amendment - Federal Income Tax (1913)

1913

Henry Ford Develops Assembly Line (1913)

1913

First Airplane Fight (1917)

1917

19th Amendment - Women's Right To Vote (1920)

1920

1at Radio Broadcast (1920)

1920

Prohibition Begins (1920)

1920

Traffic Signal Invented by Garrett Morgan (1923)

1923

Orchard School Founded (1923)

1923

Rocket Invented by Robert Goddard (1926)

1926

Lindbergh Solos the Atlantic (1927)

1927

1st Talking Movie (1927)

1927

Penicillin Invented by Alexander Fleming (1928)

1928

The Stock Market Crashes (1929)

1929

Television Invented by Vladimir Zworykin (1929)

1929

Leslie Walter Belmont is Born (1931)

1931

Japan Invades Manchuria (1931)

1931

Tennessee Valley Authority (1933)

1933

Adolf Hitler Becomes Chancellor of Germany (1933)

1933

FDR Introduces the New Deal (1933)

1933

WPA (1935)

1935

Social Security Act (1935)

1935

Xerox Invented by Chester Carlson (1938)

1938

Blood Plasma Preservation Invented by Dr. Charles Drew (1938)

1938

Germany Invades Poland (1939)

1939

Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor (1941)

1941

D-Day Invasion of Normandy (1944)

1944

Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima (1945)

1945

Microwave Invented by Percy Le Baron (1946)

1946

Velcro Invented by George de Mestral (1948)

1948

The Berlin Airlift (1948)

1948

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (1949)

1949

North Korea Invades South Korea (1950)

1950