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

 - Class of 1975

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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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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 May 27, 1911. Hubert Humphrey born. 41912. Charles Pathe produces the first newsreel. 1912. The Girls Scouts and The Campfire Girls are chartered. 1912. Casimir Funck discovers vitamins. February 16, 1913. 16th amendment to the Constitution authorizes the income tax. January 9, 1913. Richard Nixon horn. March 4, 1913. Woodrow Wilson inaugurated. October 1, 1913. A monument to a Seagull is dedicated in Salt Lake City, Utah. December 21, 1913. The first crossword puzzle appears in the New York World. August 15, 1914. Panama Canal opened. October 28, 1914. Jonas Salk born. February 2, 1917. Diplomatic relations are severed with Germany. A April 6, 1917. Congress declares war on Germany. May 29, 1917. John Fitzgerald Kennedy born. 1918. The Yellow Light is introduced to New York City's traffic signals. The first yellow light is run by Hector Rondalla, a Bronx casketmaker, on his way to the World Series. January 8, 1918. Mississippi is the first state to ratify the prohibition amendment to the Constitution. November 7, 1918. Billy Graham born. November 11, 1918. Armistice of World War I signed. 1919. H.L. Mencken publishes The Ameriran Language. January 4, 1919. Teddy Roosevelt dies. September 2, 1919. Communist Party of America organized. December 11, 1919. A monument to a boll weevil is dedicated in Enterprise. Alabama. .luly 26, 1919. Emily Schaeffer of Sea Gate. New York marries Lt. George Burgess of the Army Air Corps in an airplane. The bride and groom arein one plane. the minister in another. The ceremony is broadcast by radio to a grandstand below. It is not recorded whether the bride tosses her bouquet from the cockpit. January., 1920. Prohibition becomes effective, August 26, 1920. The Woman Suffrage Amendment to the Constitution becomes Law. December 10, 1920. Nobel Prize for Peace awarded to Woodrow Wilson. 1922. Sinclair Lewis publishes Babbitt. January 24, 1922. C.K. Nelson patents the Eskimo Pie. Iuly, 1922. The first tube neon advertising sign appears in New York. August 1, 1922. Alexander Graham Bell dies. 1923. Time magazine is published by Henry Luce. BLACK swAN f"' 1

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