100 Year Timeline

100 Year Timeline

1897-1904
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William McKinley president of US from before birth until age 2
   
1899-1902
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Boer war from before birth until age 0
   
1899-1923
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6th Cholera pandemic from before birth until age 21
   
1901-1910
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Reign of King Edward VII (Saxe-Coburg) from before birth until age 8
   
1903
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Airplane at age 1
   
1903
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Nikola Tesla patents logic gates at age 1
   
1904
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Radar at age 2
   
1904-1905
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Russian-Japanese war from age 2 to 3
   
1905-1908
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Theodore Roosevelt president of US from age 3 to 6
   
1907
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Plastic at age 5
   
1907
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Oklahoma enters the union - 46th at age 5
   
1909
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Union of South Africa formed at age 7
   
1909-1912
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William Howard Taft president of US from age 7 to 10
   
1909
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North pole reached by Matthew Henson of Robert Peary's exp. at age 7
   
1910
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Japan annexes Korea at age 8
   
1910-1936
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Reign of King George V (Windsor) from age 8 to 34
   
1911
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South pole reached by Roald Amundsen at age 9
   
1912
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Titanic sinks at age 10
   
1912
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Alaska organized as a territory at age 10
   
1912
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New Mexico enters the union - 47th at age 10
   
1912
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Arizona enters the union - 48th at age 10
   
1913-1920
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Woodrow Wilson president of US from age 11 to 18
   
1914
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The Bra at age 12
   
1914-1919
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World War I from age 12 to 17
   
1915
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Einstein's Theory of Relativity at age 13
   
1916
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Sonar at age 14
   
1916
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Irish Easter Rebellion at age 14
   
1917
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Russian revolution at age 15
   
1917
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US enters WWI at age 15
   
1918-1920
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Flu epidemic - 25 million plus die from age 16 to 18
   
1918-1933
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Prohibition from age 16 to 31
   
1919
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League of Nations instantiated at age 17
   
1919
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Shortwave Radio at age 17
   
1920
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Women receive right to vote in USA at age 18
   
1920-1929
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Roaring 20's from age 18 to 27
   
1920
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Palestine established at age 18
   
1921-1924
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Warren G Harding president of US from age 19 to 22
   
1922
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Insulin made available to diabetics at age 20
   
1925-1928
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Calvin Coolidge president of US from age 23 to 26
   
1925
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Scopes trial on Evolutionary Theory at age 23
   
1926
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Sound in Movies at age 24
   
1927
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Holland Tunnel opens (New York City) at age 25
   
1927
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1st transAtlantic solo flight - Lindbergh at age 25
   
1928
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Penicillin invented by Sir Alexander Fleming at age 26
   
1928
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Geiger Counter at age 26
   
1928
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Television at age 26
   
1928
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Video Recordings at age 26
   
1929-1939
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Great Depression from age 27 to 37
   
1929
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Stock Market Crash at age 27
   
1929-1932
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Herbert Hoover president of US from age 27 to 30
   
1930
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Pluto Discovered at age 28
   
1931-1933
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Chinese-Japanese war (2) from age 29 to 31
   
1933
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Radio Astronomy at age 31
   
1933
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Soviet communist party purge at age 31
   
1933
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Armstrong invents FM modulation at age 31
   
1933-1945
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Franklin D Roosevelt president of US from age 31 to 43
   
1935
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Dustbowl at age 33
   
1935-1936
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Abyssinian war from age 33 to 34
   
1936
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Reign of King Edward VIII (Windsor) at age 34
   
1936
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Spanish Civil War at age 34
   
1936
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Helicopter at age 34
   
1936-1952
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Reign of King George VI (Windsor) from age 34 to 50
   
1937
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Nylon (by DuPont) at age 35
   
1937-1945
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Chinese-Japanese war (3) from age 35 to 43
   
1938
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Germany annexes Austria at age 36
   
1939-1945
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World War II from age 37 to 43
   
1939
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Aircraft Jet Engine invented (by Ohain) at age 37
   
1939
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Digital Computer at age 37
   
1940
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Color Television at age 38
   
1940
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1st black general in US army at age 38
   
1941-1945
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Manhatten Project from age 39 to 43
   
1942
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Magnetic Recording Tape at age 40
   
1942
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Nuclear Reactor at age 40
   
1945
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US drops the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki at age 43
   
1945
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United Nations formed at age 43
   
1945-1952
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Harry S Truman president of US from age 43 to 50
   
1945
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Hypertext at age 43
   
1946
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The Bikini at age 44
   
1946-1989
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The Cold War from age 44 to 87
   
1947
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Transistor at age 45
   
1947
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UN partitions Palestine to Jewish and Arab sections at age 45
   
1948
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Arabs attack Israel on the day it is inaugurated at age 46
   
1948
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33 1/3 rpm musical recordings at age 46
   
1948
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NATO formed at age 46
   
1948
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Israel inaugurated as state at age 46
   
1949
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Apartheid policy in South Africa at age 47
   
1949
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45 rpm musical recordings at age 47
   
1949
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Soviets detonate first nuclear bomb at age 47
   
1950-1954
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McCarthyism from age 48 to 52
   
1950-1953
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Korean War from age 48 to 51
   
1950
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World pop. est. at 2.4 billion at age 48
   
1950
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Bunche 1st black to win Nobel Peace Prize at age 48
   
1951
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Electricity from Atomic Power at age 49
   
1952-2001
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Reign of Queen Elizabeth II (Windsor) from age 50 to 99
   
1952
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1st Thermonuclear Device Detonated at age 50
   
1953-1960
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Dwight D Eisenhower president of US from age 51 to 58
   
1954
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Racial segregation in schools ruled unconstitutional at age 52
   
1955
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Introduction of Salk Polio Vaccine at age 53
   
1955
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Warsaw pact formed at age 53
   
1955
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Fiber Optics (by Kapany) at age 53
   
1956
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Ocean liner Andrea Doria collides with the Stockholm, sinks at age 54
   
1957
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Sputnik Launched - 1st (artificial) satellite at age 55
   
1958
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Integrated Circuit at age 56
   
1958
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Stereo LP recordings come into usage at age 56
   
1958
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US space agency (NASA) established at age 56
   
1958
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FM Stereo Broadcasts at age 56
   
1959
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1st nuclear powered merchant vessel, Savannah at age 57
   
1959
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Alaska enters the union - 49th at age 57
   
1959
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Hawaii enters the union - 50th at age 57
   
1960
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World subsurface circumnavigation by US sub Triton at age 58
   
1960
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Laser at age 58
   
1960
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Pantyhose at age 58
   
1960
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1st weather satellite (Tiros I) at age 58
   
1961
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First human in space - Yuri Gagarin at age 59
   
1961-1970
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7th Cholera pandemic from age 59 to 68
   
1961-1963
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John F Kennedy president of US from age 59 to 61
   
1961
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1st US manned spaceflight - Alan Shephard at age 59
   
1962-1965
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Vatican II from age 60 to 63
   
1962
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Cuban missile crisis at age 60
   
1963
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Pres. Kennedy Assassinated at age 61
   
1963-1968
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Lyndon B Johnson president of US from age 61 to 66
   
1963
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1st artificial heart at age 61
   
1963
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Compact Cassette Recordings at age 61
   
1964
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US civil rights bill at age 62
   
1964-1975
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Vietnam War from age 62 to 73
   
1965
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Blacks riot in Watts neighborhood, Los Angeles at age 63
   
1965
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1st spacewalks (US, USSR) at age 63
   
1966
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8-track tape players at age 64
   
1966
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1st soft landings on moon (US, USSR) at age 64
   
1967
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Marshall 1st black supreme court justice at age 65
   
1967
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Six day war: Israel-Arabs at age 65
   
1967
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1st human heart transplant at age 65
   
1967-1970
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Nigerian civil war from age 65 to 68
   
1967
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Physicist John Wheeler coins the term Black Hole at age 65
   
1968
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Robert Kennedy assassinated at age 66
   
1968
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Martin Luther King assassinated at age 66
   
1969-1974
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Richard M. Nixon president of US from age 67 to 72
   
1969
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Woodstock Music Festival at age 67
   
1969
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Moon Landing - Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin at age 67
   
1970
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Nat. Guard murders 4 students at Kent State at age 68
   
1970
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Microprocessor at age 68
   
1971
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Intel ships 1st uProcessor: the 4004 at age 69
   
1971
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Pakistani civil war at age 69
   
1973
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October war (Israel-Arabic nations) at age 71
   
1973
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The Internet at age 71
   
1974-1976
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Gerald Ford president of US from age 72 to 74
   
1974
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Pres. Nixon resigns in disgrace at age 72
   
1975
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The 1st home computer: The Altair 8800a at age 73
   
1975
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Ebola virus appears - 90 percent lethal at age 73
   
1976
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VHS Video Recordings at age 74
   
1976
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American Bicentennial at age 74
   
1976
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Whites accept principle of black majority rule in S. Africa at age 74
   
1977-1980
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James Earl Carter Jr president of US from age 75 to 78
   
1977
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Neutron bomb at age 75
   
1978
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1st test-tube baby at age 76
   
1978
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Jonestown religious group mass suicide - 913 people die at age 76
   
1978
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Laserdisc video recordings at age 76
   
1979
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Margaret Thatcher 1st Woman Prime Minister in UK at age 77
   
1979
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Three Mile Island nuclear event at age 77
   
1980
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Mount St. Helens Erupts at age 78
   
1981
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IBM PC ships at age 79
   
1981-1988
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Ronald Reagan president of US from age 79 to 86
   
1981
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1st female supreme court justice at age 79
   
1981
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1st space shuttle flight - Columbia at age 79
   
1982
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1st genetically engineered product - insulin at age 80
   
1983
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Pioneer 10 leaves the solar system at age 81
   
1983
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Compact Disks at age 81
   
1983
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Bluford 1st black in space at age 81
   
1984
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Apple Macintosh Ships at age 82
   
1984
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HIV determined to be cause of AIDs at age 82
   
1985
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Amiga Computer Ships at age 83
   
1986
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Chernobyl power plant melts down at age 84
   
1986
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Mir space station deployed at age 84
   
1986
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Shuttle Challenger explodes at age 84
   
1987
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2000th satellite launched: USSR's Cosmos at age 85
   
1988
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Turin shroud precisely carbon dated to 1330 AD - shroud is a hoax at age 86
   
1989
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Pons and Fleischmann claim cold fusion at age 87
   
1989-1992
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George Bush president of US from age 87 to 90
   
1989
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US Invades Panama, topples Noriega at age 87
   
1989
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Breakup of the Soviet Union at age 87
   
1989
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Fall of Berlin Wall at age 87
   
1989
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Powell is 1st black chairmain joint US chiefs of staff at age 87
   
1990
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World Wide Web at age 88
   
1990
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Hubble space telescope deployed at age 88
   
1991
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Iraq attacks Kuwait, US Attacks Iraq at age 89
   
1991-2001
:
8th Cholera pandemic from age 89 to 99
   
1992
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Blacks riot in South Central neighborhood, Los Angeles at age 90
   
1993
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Terrorist bombing of World Trade Center at age 91
   
1993-2000
:
William Clinton president of US from age 91 to 98
   
1995
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Terrorist bombing in Oklahoma City at age 93
   
1996
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DVD video recordings at age 94
   
1997
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Cloning living beings at age 95
   
1997
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Mars pathfinder lands at age 95
   
1998
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US attacks Iraq, again at age 96
   
1998
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Pres. Clinton Impeached December 19th. at age 96
   
1998
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1st 1 GHz microprocessor ships - The DEC Alpha CPU at age 96
   
1999
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US attacks Bosnia at age 97
   
2000
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Playstation II ships - most powerful video system to date at age 98
   
2000
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Working draft of human genome completed at age 98
   
2000
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Christian Resurrectionists look foolish, part 2 (see 1000 AD). at age 98
   
2000
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North Pole ice melts - 1.5 km of open water in August at age 98
   
2001-2005
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George W. Bush president of US from age 99 until after timeline
   
2001
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World Trade Center destroyed by terrorists Sep 11th at age 99
   
2001
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Satellite Radio broadcasts to consumers begin at age 99
   
2001
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US attacks Afghanistan, October 7th at age 99

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