Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife which led to WW1 and the U.S. stayed neutral.
A German U-boat(submarine) sinks the ship Lusitania killing 1,200 people and 128 American citizens.
An estimated one million soldiers are killed and wounded in the Battle of Verdun.
In the early 1950's, racial segregation in public schools spread across America. Although all the schools in a certain district were supposed to be equal. Most african american schools were white counterparts.
emett till was lynched and killed.
rosa parks was arrested for not giving up her seats