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

 - Class of 1975

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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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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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January 7, 1923. The Baltimore Sim exposes the reign of terror of the Ku Klux Klan in Morehouse Parish. Louisiana. where despite evidence of torture and murder of marked victims. a grand jury refused to bring an indictment. Estimated Klan membership is as high as 5 million: by 1930 it has declined to 9000. August 2, 1923. Warren G. Harding dies mysteriously in San Francisco on his return from Alaska. Embolism is listed as the cause of death. Harding is succeeded by Calvin Coolidge. Keep Cool. May 4, 1924. Calvin Coolidge signs bill excluding all Japanese immigration and limiting immigration from other countries. 1925. The New Yorker begins publication. 1925. F. Scott Fitzgeralds The Great Gnrxlsy is published by Scribner and Sons. July 10-21, 1925. John Scopes. a Tennessee schoolteacher, is tried and convicted for teaching evolution in public school. Prosecutor is William Jennings Bryan and defense attorney is Clarence Darrow. 1926. Ramon Navarro stars iv Ben Hur: John Barrymore appears as Don Juan: Rudolph Valentino dies. 1 November 12, 1926. First aerial bombardment on United States soil. During a feud between rival bootleggers. an airplane drops three bombs on the farmhouse of Charles Birger in Williamson County. Illinois. The bombs fail to explode. 1927. The Jazz Singer with Al Jolson is the first popular sound film. Summer, 1927. Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs. August 2, 1927. Calvin Coolidge tells the press in Rapid City, South Dakota. "1 do not choose to run for President in 1928." dmerican g Fab 1 FUD' The Uncle Sam Chronicles August 23, 1927. Nicolo Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti executed. 1928. Walt Disneys Mickey Mouse appears in theatres. January-1, 1928. An air-conditioned office building opens in San Antonio, Texas. June 26, 1928. Alfred E. Smith. Democratic governor of New York, becomes the first Catholic presidential nominee. October 14, 1928. Cora Dennison and James Fowlkes of Kansas City, Missouri are married on television. 1929. William Faulkner publishes The Sound and the Fury: Ernest Hemingway publishes A Farewell to Arms: Thomas Wolfe publishes Look Homeward Angel. lanuary 13, 1929. The first talking picture in Esperanto is made by Paramount. September 5, 1929. The first-fly-it yourself airplane service is begun. October 29, 1929. Stock Market crashes. 1 il l V l 'Md-. .-rf"'u0'GBn ,ur it

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