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Historical Events

Roanoke Colony Found Deserted

1590

John Smith founds Jamestown

1607

Ben Franklin's Kite Experiment

1752

First Presidential Election

1789

Lincoln-Douglas Debates

1858

Founding of the Sierra Club

1892

Modern Assembly Line Developed by Ford

1913

Polaroid Camera Invented

1947

Alaska & Hawaii Are Added to the US

1959

Literature

Common Sense - Thomas Paine

1776

Walden - Henry David Thoreau

1854

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carrol

1865

Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

1873 - 1877

The Great Gatsby - Fitzgerald

1925

A Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

1931

Lolita - Vladimir Nabakov

1955

The Catcher in the Rye - Salinger

1957

Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand

1957

Silent Spring - Rachel Carson

1962

Culture

European Renaissance

1350 - 1550

Age of Enlightenment

1650 - 1750

Industrial Revolution (UK)

1760 - 1840

The French Revolution

1789 - 1799

Victorian Era

1837 - 1901

The Progressive Era (US)

1880 - 1920

The Roaring Twenties

1920 - 1928

The Great Depression

1929 - 1945

The Cold War

1945 - 1989

The Space Age

1957 - 2013

The Fall of Communism

1989

Other

Harvard Founded

1636

Leibnitz and Newton, Calculus Controversy

1699

The Revolver Invented

1835

Antibiotics First Developed

1923

First FIFA World Cup

1930

The Beatles Form

1960

Bhopal's Union Carbide Disaster

1984

The World Wide Web Created

1990

First Gene Therapy Procedure in US

1990

My Move From Texas to Virginia

1999