On December 7th, 1903 the Wright brothers made four brief flights on the first plane. This is important because it shows how planes have developed and evolved over time. i don't like to fly and planes scare me
In 1925 Tennessee passed a law against the teaching of evolution in public schools (which eventually leads to the Scopes trial). This is important because it's still taught in schools around the world and we are currently learning it in biology
In 1906 San Francisco was devastated by an earthquake that killed about 700 people. This is important because lots of people can get killed by natural disasters as shown in the recent hurricanes last year.
In 1919 Congress ratified the 18th amendment which prohibited the making and consumption of alcohol. This is important because i know someone who is an alcoholic and if this ban was still in place, it could prevent it.
Amelia Earhart became the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic ocean on may 20th 1932. This is important because it shows a role that women can do a lot of the things men do and this is important to me because it inspires me to do big things
On Jan 25, 1915, Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the first US telephone service in the United States that reached from New York to San Fransisco. This is important because I love my phone and it is useful to me for keeping in contact with my friends. This shows how telephones have evolved today.
In 1931 president Herbert Hoover signed a congressional act making the star spangled banner the official national anthem of the United States. This is impactful to me because I love music. We use this now for events like sporting events and many others
A worldwide influenza epidemic struck the world, leaving 20 million people dead. 500,000 US citizens perish. The Flu has always been a fear I've had. I strongly dislike the flu vaccine and I don't want to get sick with the virus. This can relate to the bad outbreak of the flu we had this year
McKinleys assassination was impactful to the nation because it was the death of the leader of the US. After Mckinley died, Theodore Roosevelt was inaugurated. Assassinations have been an interesting thing to me for a while and thats why this has an impact on me. I assume this is connected to present day because there's stronger protection for the president today.