America's Century Timeline

Events

1903 (First airplane flight)

1903

1906 - Publication of The Jungle

1906

1906 (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

(1918) World War I ends

1918

1919 (19th Amendment- Women's right to vote)

1919

(1920) 1st radio broadcast

1920

(1920) Prohibition begins

1920

(1927) Lindbergh solos the Atlantic

1927

(1927) 1st talking movie

1927

(1929) The stock market crashes

1929

(1931) Japan invades Manchuria

1931

(1933) FDR introduces New Deal Legislation

1933

(1933) Tennessee Valley Authority

1933

(1935) Adolf Hitler is chancellor of Germany

1933

(1935) WPA

1935

(1935) Social Security Act

1935

(1939) Germany invades Poland

1939

(1941) Japan attacks Pearl Harbor

1941

(1944) D-Day invasion of Normandy

1944

(1945) North Korea invades South Korea

1945

(1945) Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima

1945

(1948-49) The Berlin Airlift

1948 - 1949

(1949) North Atlantic Treaty Organization

1949

Inventions

1923 - Traffic Signal (Garrett Morgan)

1923

(1923) The Orchard School founded

1923

Rocket-Robert Goddard (1926)

1926

Penicillin-Alexander Flemming (1928)

1928

Television-Vladimir Zworykin (1929)

1929

(1934) Birth date of oldest grandparent

1934

Blood plasma preservation- Dr. Charles Drew (1938)

1938

Microwave- Percy le Baron (1946)

1946

Velcro-George de Mestral (1948)

1948

Presidents

William McKinley (1897-1901)

1897 - 1901

Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1908)

1901 - 1909

William H. Taft (1909-1913)

1909 - 1913

Woodrow Wilson

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