America's Century: 1900-1950

Events

1903 - First Airplane Flight

1903

1906 - Publication of The Jungle

1906

1909 - NAACP is founded

1909

1913 - 16th Amendment (Federal Income Tax)

1913

1913 - Henry Ford Develops The Assembly Line

1913

1914 - World War I Starts

1914

1915 - The Lusitania Is Sunk

1915

1917 - The Russian Revolution

1917

1919 - World War I Ends

1919

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

1920

1920 - Prohibition Begins

1920

1920 - First Radio Broadcast

1920

1923 - Orchard School Founded

1923

1927 - Lindbergh Solos The Atlantic

1927

1927 - First Talking Movie

1927

1929 - The Stock Market Crashes

1929

1931 - Japan Invades Manchuria

1931

1933 - Tennessee Valley Authority

1933

1933 - FDR Introduces New Deal Legislation

1933

1933 - Adolph Hitler Becomes Chancellor of Germany

1933

1934 - Marvin Miller (My Grandfather) Born

1934

1935 - Social Security Act

1935

1935 - WPA

1935

1939 - Germany Invades Poland

1939

1941 - Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor

1941

1944 - D-Day Invasion of Normandy

1944

1945 - Atomic Bomb Dropped On Hiroshima

1945

1948 - The Berlin Airlift

1948

1949 - North Atlantic Treaty Organization

1949

1950 - North Korea Invades South Korea

1950

Inventions

1923 - Traffic Signal (Garrett Morgan)

1923

1926 - Rocket (Robert Goddard)

1926

1928 - Penicillin (Alexander Fleming)

1928

1929 - Television (Vladimir Zworykin)

1929

1938 - Blood Plasma Preservation (Dr. Charles Drew)

1938

1938 - Xerox (Chester Carlson)

1938

1946 - Microwave (Percy Le Baron)

1946

1948 - Velcro (George de Mestral)

1948

Presidents

William McKinley (1897-1901)

1897 - 1901

Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)

1901 - 1909

William H. Taft (1909-1913)

1909 - 1913

Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)

1913 - 1921

Warren G. Harding (1921-1923)

1921 - 1923

Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)

1923 - 1929

Herbert Hoover (1929-1933)

1929 - 1933

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)

1933 - 1945

Harry S. Truman (1945-1953)

1945 - 1953