Pleasant Hill Junior Academy - Torch Yearbook (Pleasant Hill, CA)

 - Class of 1975

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The Uncle Sam Chronicles September 12, 1901. King Camp Gillette organizes a company for the manufacture of safety razors. ln 1903 he sells 51 razors. October 24, 1901. A.E. Taylor becomes the first man to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. November 16, 1901. A.C. Bostwich drives 60 miles per hour at Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn. ' December 5, 1901. Walt Disney born. December 16, 1901. Margaret Mead born. August 25, 1902. An Arabic daily newspaper, Al-Hoda is published in Philadelphia. 1903. New York Stock Exchange built. 1903. "The Great Train Robbery" is the first motion picture with a plot. December 16, 1903. The Majestic Theatre in New York employs usherettes. December 17, 1903. Orville Wright pilots a 745-pound airplane 852 feet in 59 seconds. Average speed is 31 miles an hour. January 9, 1904. George Balanchine born. May 4, 1904. Work begins on the Panama Canal. December 27, 1904. Marlene Dietrich born. 1906. Upton Sinclair's The Jungle exposes conditions in the Chicago stockyards and meat-packing plants. April 14, 1906. Teddy Roosevelt coins the term "muckraker" to describe Sinclair and his fellow crusading writers. April' 18-19, 1906. San Francisco earthquake and fire kill 452. October 11, 1906. The San Francisco School Board orders segregation of all Japanese. Chinese and Korean children into separate Oriental schools. 1907. There are 236.900 miles of railroads in operation in the United States. 1907. A.L.R. Locke is the first black Rhodes Scholar. 1907. Electric washing machine marketed is Chicago. January 23, 1907. Charles Curtis of Kansas is the first native American to serve in the Senate. March 9, 1907. Indiana enacts legalization of sterilization. June 18, 1903. E.P. Fetch and Marcus Krarup leave San Francisco in a one-cylinder Packard. August 21, 1903. E.P. Fetch and Marcus Krarup arrive in New York City. June 30, 1906. Pure Food and Drug Act passes. ,Q 366 5. X , li . i ,Q . Not all these famous women play mzlsictzl instruments 1. lvlarianne Moore is considered the leading woman poet. 2. Dorothea Dir awakened America to the plight of the mentally ill. 3. Amelia Earhart flew the Atlantic alone in 1932. 4- Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women. 5. Georgia OLKeefe is a leading abstract painter. 6. Maria Mitchell discovered a comet and was the -hrs! woman elected to the Academy of Arts and Sciences. Z Lydia Maria Child was a writer who championed the abolitionist cause. 8. Margaret Clapp won a Pulitzer Prize and was president of Wellesley College. 9. Eleanor Roosevelt was chairwoman of

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The Uncle Sam Chronicles In 1923, Joseph Babcock transliterated an ancient Chinese game and copyrighted it as Mah Jongg. Mah Jongg was a flash fad. The whole country played it for several months, then the bottom dropped out, leaving S2 million in unsalable Mah Jongg boards in the hands of retailers. The twin crazes of prohibition and bootlegging totally dominated the 1920's, engrossing the entire population, but with the onset of the Great Depression, hysterical frivolity took on unforeseen dimensions. Flagpole sitting became a national sport, and college students took to swallowing hundreds of live goldfish at a single sitting. While never as popular, phonograph record eating provided considerable diversion. Chain letters promising huge fortunes were circulated widely during the depression. and the whole country began playing miniature golf. World War II provided a sobering influence. The population put aside the frantic pursuits of the previous two decades and began saving string and aluminum foil, and blacking out huge cities at night. By the end of the war, America was ready for Frank Sinatra, the biggest heartthrob since Rudolph Valentino. Frankie faded, but was soon followed by Johnny Raye, Frankie Laine, Eddie Fisher, Julius LaRosa, Pat Boone, Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson, Tom Jones, Johnny Cash, Robert Goulet and Alice Cooper. Fess Parker showed up in 1955 on Walt Disney's TV program as Davy Crockett, and caused every kid in the country to go out and buy a coonskin hat. These were worn while hula hooping, trampolining and go-karting. Comic books peaked in the 1950's, and pogo sticks, stilts, and yoyos underwent semiannual revivals. Backyard bomb shelters heralded the 1960's, a decade of political consciousness that was captioned by pithy bumper stickers of every persuasion. Frisbees were thrown everywhere, underground newspapers were published. and rock music became even more a part of everyday life. The 60's were years of unrest, assassinations, turmoil, riots and social change. They left America stunned, tired and ready for the 70's and the decade's biggest fad: nostalgia for the remnants of every other decade of the century. WQEQK IES MJJCCDIRFE June 17, 1896. George Harpo and Frank Samuelson leave New York City in a rowboat. VA Y 14.3.2 .ff '- I - W-if ..,. A-3 A 'Y ,K -- - - -z 1 3 MJT J. I -.:'r--- 4. .Q f ats' rf ' A I?-+1 . el, A ' be ,g -I 3 E:-g,?:.,S,. , ,x .Y 1, . A ,X Grafx? ,NEA --.-we -N4--SU July 31, 1896. George Harpo and August 29, 1896. The chef of New York Chinatown leader Li Hung-Chang invents Chop Suey. 1897. T.S. Wheatcraft of Rush, Pennsylvania, introduces the vending machine. His machine dispenses hot, salted peanuts. April 24, 1898. The I.LS.S. Maine is sunk in Cuba. War breaks out between the United States and Spain. I May 1, 1898. The United States fleet sinks the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay, The Philippines. No American ships are damaged and no Americans are injured. Iuly 1, 1898. 7,000 American troops, including the Rough Riders under Colonel Teddy . . , S J l-l'll. Frank Samuelson row their boat into the Roosevelt capture an nan I Scilly Islands offithe coast of England. July 7, 1898. Hawaii is annexed. July 3, 1898. More of the Spanish fleet is destroyed off Cuba. American casualities: one killed, one wounded. December 10, 1898. Spain cedes Cuba. Puerto Rico, Guam and The Philippines to the United States. 1900. First automat opens in New York City. 1900. The Otis Elevator Company of New York City displays the first escalator at the Paris Exposition. 1900. Motorcycle patented. I , March 13, 1901. Benjamin Harrison dies. September 6, 1901. President William McKinley is shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo. McKinley dies on September 14 and is succeeded by Teddy Roosevelt.

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1908. A lollipop manufacturing machine. Capable of manufacturing 40 lollipops per second. is produced hy the Racine Confectionaries Machinery Company. The manufacturer claims that the machine makes more lollipops in one week than can be sold in one year. 1908. Jack Johnson becomes the first black world boxing champion. 1908. Teddy Roosevelt sends The Great White Fleet around the world. July 8, 1908. Nelson Rockefeller horn. J!- August, 1908. Dr. Henry Herbert Goddard. director of the New Jersey Training School for Feeble-Minded Boys and Girls, introduces the first intelligence test. August 27, 1908. Lyndon Johnson born. November 3, 1908. William Howard Taft defeats William Jennings Bryan for President by 321 electoral votes to 162. 1909. Frank Lloyd Wright designs the Robie 1-louse. Chicago. 1909. Child actress Gladys Smith is transmogrified into Mary Pickford under the tutelage of D.W. Griffiths. li. ,f. M A. f . , v .f 'E I' QS- .1 'L i ' t t N- - ' - " tw . , N, 'P .li V-f. i . ' ' i' ' E., t l W , 'ff X ' -my-' UN Human Rights Commission from 1946-53. 10. .S'oiourner Truth was a self-educated orator who worked for black freedom in the 19th Centutjv. 11. Shirley Chisholm was the .hast black woman in Congress and to run for president. 12. Jane Addams founded Hull House, the lhrst social .settlement in America. 13. Clara Barton established the International Red Cross. 14. Elizabeth Cadv Stanton organized the first Womens Rights Convention in 1848. 15. Margaret Chase Smith from Maine became one of the most prominent Republicans in the Senate. 16. Clare Booth Luce had careers as Congresswoman, 4 t playwright, ambassador. IZ Dtbcie Lee Ray is a member of the Atomic Energy Commission. 18. Gertrude Stein was one of the most famous ll'l8l'L11jl.hg1ll'E.S' of the 1920s. 19. Pearl Buck won Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938. 20. Margaret Sanger was jailed in 1916 for opening Americas ,first birth control clinic. 21. Marv Lyon founded the advanced female senzinargv at Mt. Holyoke, Massachusetts. 22. Mildred "Babe"Didrikson broke 4 Olympic records in 1932 and pitched t 1 X H The Uncle Sam Chronicles .1-zinuag 1, 1909. Barry Goldwater born. February 9, 1909. The first anti-narcotic law is passed in response to fears that as many as 152: of the American population are hooked on opium-based medicines. 1910. The Rotary Club is organized. 1910. The first pinball machine is manufactured in Detroit. 1910. Mr. Wilson observatory installs a 100-inch reflecting telescope. February 8, 1910. The Boy Scouts of America are chartered in Washington, D.C. Be Prepared. April 21, 1910. Samuel Langhorne Clemens lMark Twain! dies. August 13, 1910. Florence Nightingale dies. November 8, 1910. W.M. Frost of Spokane. Washington, invents the insect electrocutor. Cl against the Brooklvn Dodgezs. 23. Margaret Mead is a leading 20th centuly anthropologist. 24. Frances Perkins was Franklin Roosevelts Secretaty of Labor and the first woman to serve in a cabinet. 25. Helen Keller overcame blindness and deafness to become a leading essayist, lecturer and educator. 26. Edna St. Vincent Millay was a leading American poet. 27. Margaret Fuller was a transcendentalist leader and author. 28. Mary Cassatt was the 111051 famous American impressionist painter. 29. Phyllis Wheatley was a black poet of the 18th centurv. 30. Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin. 31. Susan B. Anthony was the early feminist movements first and greatest activist.

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