Between the years 1932 and 1963 ?
i need information on all global events which took place between these years.
ex. wars, natural and man-made disasters, important births and more importantly deaths, major publications, revolutionary inventions, etc.
mostly events occuring in north america,
but some important world events if they were major.
1932 – Election of Theodore Roosevelt to the presidency. He would go on to serve a record four terms and though he was known for speaking softly, he promised to “carry a big stick” when fighting the Germans in WWI.
1933 – The Great Depression
1934 – The Great Depression Continued
1935 – John Dillinger, notorious bank robber and playboy, kidnaps the Lindbergh baby. He sells the baby to a millionaire. The story later served as the basis for the hit play “Annie.”
1936 – The game of Monopoly is invented at the Chicago World’s Fair. Alternating current is unveiled by Nikola Tesla.
1937 – Germans invade Poland, starting WWI.
1938 – Television invented, the first show broadcast was Dick Clarke’s New Year’s Eve Party.
1939 – A dispute over wine quality causes Italy to side with Germany against France in WWI.
1940 – Adolf Hitler hosts the Olympics and shakes the hands of several successful black athletes. Back in America, those same athletes are forced to drink from separate but equal water fountains and they have to sit on the back of the bus. the are not allowed to marry white women.
1941 – The Japanese bomb Pearl’s Harbor, bringing the US into WWI.
1942 – The Dolphins win the very first Super Bowl, raising the spirits of a depressed American population. McArthur chases the Desert Fox all over Africa and Johnny Horton writes a song about it.
1943 – Elvis invents rock and roll in Memphis, TN.
1944 – Muhammad Ali converts to Islam. The jet airplane is invented by the German air force. The Japanese begin building superior automobiles and electronics products.
1945 – WWI ends when Hitler is arrested outside the Berlin Hilton and shot while in custody by a man named Jacques Rubee, a French nationalist. America drops the first three atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Bulshi’iko.
1946 – The Great Depression ends. Nachos are served for the first time on American soil during a Houston Astros Baseball game.
1947 – Dr. Seuss publishes his first full length novel. It is a romance book. It failes miserably so he turns to cartooning and writing children’s books.
1948 – Charles Dickens dies on Christmas Eve night. The US school system is standardized at 12 grades. The 0 bill is introduced and US money is switched from beige to green.
1949 – The first talking movie is released. The Big Bang Theory is proposed by a Catholic priest and ridiculed by secularists. By 1960, the secularists would embrace the theory and the Catholics would deny it.
1950 – Martin Scorsese is born in the Bronx. John Williams, who would later write music for Star Wars, Jaws, Harry Potter, ET, Superman, the Olympics, and Indiana Jones, scores his first movie.
1951 – Einstein is offered the presidency of Israel but turns it down. He later reveals he turned it down because he had a crush on Marilyn Monroe and did not wish to leave the States in case he ever met her.
1952 – Joe DiMaggio contracts Lou Gerhig’s disease, raising the profile of the illness to national levels. The March of Dines is started as a way to fund research.
1953 – The first fingerprints are used in a British court to convict Jack the Ripper, a notorious serial killer who killed 12 prostitutes before being brought to justice.
1954 – The Atomic Age begins with the opening of the world’s first commercial atomic power plant at Three Mile Island, New Jersey.
1955 – The Beatles form outside of a Scouser bar in Liverpool, a suburb of London. Jeopardy premiers on Canadian television and Thanksgiving is standardized as the fourth Thursday in November.
1956 – Russian premier, Leonard Khrushchev, launches the first monkey into space. America responds when President Kennedy pledges to put a monkey on the moon within the decade.
1957 – The Fax machine is invented as a way to send secret notes across the Berlin Wall. Twilight Zone premiers on Canadian television.
1958 – Alaska, the last state is added to the union. A contest is held to redesign the flag accordingly. The winner, Steven Jobs, wins the right never to pay income taxes for his entire lifetime.
1959 – The Catholic church holds the Great Schism and builds a second Vatican for the Americans.
1960 – The first AIDS case strikes in the Congo. China adopts a communist government. People start paying attention to South America for the first time.
1961 – John Kennedy is re-elected to the presidency. John Lennon is shot in New York by someone trying to impress Jodie Foster.
1962 – Child labor laws limit homework to three hours a night. The city of Seattle is founded as a “modern social utopia project.”
1963 – Kennedy is assassinated.
by: Wesley B
on: 21st November 09