Jan.17.2007

4:38 AM

Using the same methods you used on yesterdays blog, conduct a search for the 20 most significant events of the 20th century. Make sure to includee a brief description of how these events influenced society.



1. The integrated circuit - circuits that are usally found in computers.

2. automobiles - Cars,used in evryday life to take you to point A to point B

3. fiber optics - a transparent thin fiber, usually made of glass or plastic.

4. The attack on the WTC - A booming the FBI Allowed to happen.

5. Vietnam War - a conflict between the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRVN, or North Vietnam), allied with the Soviet Union and People's Republic of China

6. The assasination of MLK - When Martin Luther King got Shot.

7. The assasination of JFK - When JFK got shoot in his Car.

8. The Civil Rights movement - Guaranteeing basic civil rights for all Americans.

9. The internet revolution - It’s how the web changes how we think about the world.

10. The Challenger disaster - The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on the morning of January 28, 1986, at 11:39 EST, when Space Shuttle Challenger was destroyed 73 seconds into its flight (mission 51L/STS-33, the 25th of the STS program and Challenger 10th) due to the failure of an O-ring seal

11. The Beatles - One of the biggest musical acts in history


12. World's First Test-Tube Baby Now a Mom
On July 25, 1978, Louise Joy Brown, the world's first successful "test-tube" baby was born in Great Britain. Now, 28 years later, Brown gave birth to her own child who was conceived naturally. Her baby boy, Cameron John Mullinder, was born on December 21, 2006 and weighed just under six pounds.
Tuesday January 16, 2007

13.Quotes by Martin Luther King Jr.
Take a moment to remember Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 15, 2007) by reading through this collection of quotes by civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. about justice, equality, life, law, freedom, peace, discrimination, and love.
Friday January 12, 2007
The Very First Airplane Crash

14. It had only been five years since Orville and Wilbur Wright made their famous flight at Kitty Hawk. By 1908, the Wright brothers were traveling across the United States and Europe in order to demonstrate their flying machine. Everything went well until that fateful day in September that began with a cheering crowd of 2,000 and ended with pilot Orville Wright severely injured and passenger Lieutenant Thomas Selfridge dead.
Wednesday January 10, 2007

15.Enrico Fermi
Enrico Fermi made important discoveries about the atom which led to the splitting of the atom (atomic bombs) and the harnessing of its heat into an energy source (nuclear energy).
Tuesday January 9, 2007

16.The Yellow Star
The yellow star, inscribed with the word "Jude," has become a symbol of Nazi persecution. Its likeness abounds upon Holocaust literature and materials. What is the history of this symbol?
Monday January 8, 2007

17.Alexander Fleming Discovers Penicillin
In 1928, bacteriologist Alexander Fleming found a mold had contaminated one of his experiments. To his surprise, the mold was an antibacterial agent that could kill many harmful bacteria. He named the active agent, penicillin.
Saturday January 6, 2007

18.Pictures of World War I
A collection of photographs from the First World War, including historic photos of trenches, planes, tanks, and soldiers in action.
Wednesday January 3, 2007

19. Howard Hughes
Howard Hughes was a businessman, a movie producer, and an aviator; however, he is perhaps best remembered for spending his later years as an eccentric, reclusive billionaire.
Tuesday January 2, 2007

20. Saddam Hussein Executed
The trial is complete, the appeals have been denied, and the death warrant has been signed. Saddam Hussein, the ruthless dictator of Iraq from 1979 until 2003, was executed early Saturday morning (December 30, 2006) by hanging.
Friday December 29, 2006

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