Notables & Timeline

Annandale Notables

 

 

 Timeline
Events in history

1954 to 2011

 

1946-1989
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The Cold War 
   
1950-1954
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McCarthyism
   
1952-2050
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Reign of Queen Elizabeth II (Windsor) timeline
   
1953-1960
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Dwight D Eisenhower president of US

       1954

 

Annandale High School - First year in operation

1954

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Racial segregation in schools ruled unconstitutional
   
1955
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Introduction of Salk Polio Vaccine
   
1955
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Warsaw pact formed
   
1955
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Invention of Velcro
   
1955
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Fiber Optics (by Kapany)
   
1956
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Ocean liner Andrea Doria collides with the Stockholm, sinks
   
1957
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Sputnik Launched - 1st (artificial) satellite
   
1958
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Stereo LP recordings come into usage
   
1958
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FM Stereo Broadcasts
   
1958
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Integrated Circuit
   
1958
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US space agency (NASA) established
   
1959
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1st nuclear powered merchant vessel, Savannah
   
1959
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Alaska enters the union - 49th
   
1959
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Hawaii enters the union - 50th
   
1960
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1st weather satellite (Tiros I)
   
1960
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Laser
   
1960
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World subsurface circumnavigation by US sub Triton
   
1960
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Pantyhose
   
1961
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1st US manned spaceflight - Alan Shephard
   
1961
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First human in space - Yuri Gagarin
   
1961-1963
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John F Kennedy president of US
   
1961-1970
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7th Cholera pandemic
   
1962-1965
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Vatican II from age
   
1962
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Cuban missile crisis
   
1963
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Compact Cassette Recordings
   
1963
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Pres. Kennedy Assassinated
   
1963
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1st artificial heart
   
1963-1968
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Lyndon B Johnson president of US
   
1964-1975
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Vietnam War from
   
1964
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US civil rights bill
   
1965
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Blacks riot in Watts neighborhood, Los Angeles
   
1965
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1st spacewalks (US, USSR)
   
1966
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1st soft landings on moon (US, USSR)
   
1966
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8-track tape players
   
1967-1970
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Nigerian civil war
   
1967
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Six day war: Israel-Arabs
   
1967
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Physicist John Wheeler coins the term Black Hole
   
1967
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Marshall 1st black supreme court justice
   
1967
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1st human heart transplant
   
1968
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Martin Luther King assassinated
   
1968
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Robert Kennedy assassinated
   
1969
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Moon Landing - Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin
   
1969-1974
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Richard M. Nixon president of US
   
1969
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Woodstock Music Festival
   
1970
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Microprocessor at
   
1970
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Nat. Guard murders 4 students at Kent State
   
1971
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Pakistani civil war
   
1971
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Intel ships 1st uProcessor: the 4004
   
1973
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The Internet
   
1973
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October war (Israel-Arabic nations)
   
1974
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Pres. Nixon resigns in disgrace
   
1974-1976
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Gerald Ford president of US fro
   
1975
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Ebola virus appears - 90 percent lethal
   
1975
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Byte Magazine, issue #1 - September
   
1975
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The 1st home computer: The Altair 8800a
   
1976
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American Bicentennial at age 22
   
1976
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Whites accept principle of black majority rule in S. Africa
   
1976
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VHS Video Recordings
   
1976
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Television begins satellite delivery
   
1977-1980
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James Earl Carter Jr president of US from
   
1977
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Neutron bomb at
   
1978
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Jonestown religious group mass suicide - 913 people
   
1978
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1st test-tube baby
   
1978
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Laserdisc video recordings
   
1979
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Three Mile Island nuclear event
   
1979
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Margaret Thatcher 1st Woman Prime Minister in UK
   
1980
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Mount St. Helens Erupts
   
1981
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1st space shuttle flight - Columbia
   
1981
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1st female supreme court justice
   
1981-1988
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Ronald Reagan president of US
   
1981
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IBM PC ships
   
1982
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1st genetically engineered product - insulin
   
1983
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Compact Disks
   
1983
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Bluford 1st black in space
   
1983
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Pioneer 10 leaves the solar system
   
1984
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Apple Macintosh Ships
   
1984
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HIV determined to be cause of AIDs
   
1985
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Amiga Computer Ships
   
1986
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Halley's Comet
   
1986
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Mir space station deployed
   
1986
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Shuttle Challenger explodes
   
1986
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Chernobyl power plant melts down
   
1987
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2000th satellite launched: USSR's Cosmos
   
1988
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Turin shroud precisely carbon dated to 1330 AD - shroud is a hoax
   
1989
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Pons and Fleischmann claim cold fusion
   
1989
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Breakup of the Soviet Union
   
1989-1992
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George Bush president of US
   
1989
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Powell is 1st black chairmain joint US chiefs of staff
   
1989
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Fall of Berlin Wall
   
1989
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US Invades Panama, topples Noriega
   
1990
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World Wide Web
   
1990
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Hubble space telescope deployed
   
1991
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Iraq attacks Kuwait, US Attacks Iraq
   
1991-2003
:
8th Cholera pandemic
   
1992
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Blacks riot in South Central neighborhood, Los Angeles
   
1993
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Muslim terrorists bomb World Trade Center
   
1993
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Catholic Church apologizes for its treatment of Galileo in the 1600's
   
1993-2000
:
William Clinton president of US
   
1994
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South Africa moves to 1 person, 1 vote system

   
1995
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American Terrorist bombing in Oklahoma City
   
1996
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DVD video recordings
   
1997
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Mars pathfinder lands
   
1997
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Cloning living beings
   
1998
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Pres. Clinton Impeached December 19th.
   
1998
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US attacks Iraq, again
   
1998
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1st 1 GHz microprocessor ships - The DEC Alpha CPU
   
1999
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US attacks Bosnia
   
2000
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'2nd Coming' Prophesied 2nd time; Prophesy remains unfulfilled
   
2000
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Working draft of human genome completed
   
2000
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Playstation II ships - most powerful video system to date
   
2000
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North Pole ice melts - 1.5 km of open water in August
   
2001
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Wikipedia goes online
   
2001
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X-Box console released
   
2001
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Probe NEAR-Shoemaker makes 1st touchdown on asteroid
   
2001
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Earthquaqe at Gujarat, India - 20,000 deaths
   
2001
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US attacks Afghanistan, October 7th
   
2001
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Satellite Radio broadcasts to consumers begin
   
2001
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Muslim terrorists destroy World Trade Center Sep 11th
   
2001-2009
:
George W. Bush president of US
   
2002
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Euro currency introduced
   
2002
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10th solar planet(oid) discovered: Quaoar
   
2002
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Terrorist bomb kills 170, injures 250 in Bali
   
2003
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28,000 die in Iran earthquake
   
2003
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Shuttle Columbia destroyed during re-entry (feb 1st)
   
2004
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Indian Ocean earthquake/tsunami kills 290,000 - dec 26
   
2004
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Huge trans-Neptunian object, Sedna, discovered
   
2004
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Water verified present on Mars by Odyssey lander
   
2004
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10 terrorist bombs kill 200, injure 1240 in Spain
   
2004
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Non-government Spaceship One achieves spaceflight
   
2005
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Microsoft ships Xbox 360
   
2005
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NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft craters comet Temple 1 
   
2005
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Muslim terrorists bomb London transit system July 7th 
   
2005
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Huge trans-Plutonian object discovered
   
2005
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Space Shuttle returns to flight July 26th…Aug 10th
   
2005
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Hurricanes Katrina, Rita devastate New Orleans - Aug,
   
2006
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Israel attacks Lebanon
   
2006
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Americans lose habeas corpus
   
2006
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Wii ships from Nintendo
   
2006
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PS3 ships from Sony
   
2007
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Comet McNaught swings by the sun - 
   
2008-2010
:
Global Recession
   
2009-2012
:
Obama president of USA
   
2009
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Comet Lulin, a green comet, swings past earth
   
2010
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Haiti earthquake - 220k dead, 300k injured
   
2011
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Japan 9.1 earthquake and Tsuinami - 10K dead
   

 

 



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