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What were the most significant years of the 20th century?

 
 
dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 25 May, 2009 05:12 pm
@dlowan,
Not sure when women began being allowed access to higher education in the west? Early 20th century? Ditto, I think, for beginning to have some access to professions.

1960's..women beginning to have access to jobs other than secretarial in business.

1970's: some thought of equal pay for women.

Votes for women: Oz, late 19th Century, US and UK second decade of 20th...not sure re Europe.


Not sure when anti-discrimination in employment laws began to be passed for blacks, women etc in the west.....1970's?

1933: Hitler kind of elected....soon takes over chancellorship.

1949: Communist state esteblished in China under Mao Zedong


1922: Stalin becomes General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union's Central Committee.

1948: India becomes independent.
dyslexia
 
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Reply Mon 25 May, 2009 05:25 pm
August 8, 1974, Richard Nixon (the most corrupt politician since Joe McCarty), resigned. OMSig David was sad.
fbaezer
 
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Reply Mon 25 May, 2009 05:48 pm
@dlowan,
Actually I thought of the Pill as the most important "event" of the century, only you can't possible adjudicate a year to that "event".
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 25 May, 2009 06:48 pm

1969 when we landed on the Moon;
some of us had been waiting for that for a long time.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 25 May, 2009 07:12 pm
@dyslexia,
dyslexia wrote:
Quote:
August 8, 1974, Richard Nixon (the most corrupt politician since Joe McCarty), resigned.

I met Nixon a few times, and his wife, Pat.
I was very active in his 1960 campaign in the election that Kennedy stole.
To say that I held Kennedy in abhorence is to understate the case.

Since his demise, I found out that Nixon
advocated and intentionally practiced a political philosophy
of "running on the right and governing in the center"
thereby abandoning the conservatives who elected him,
so he really WAS corrupt to that extent, as u insightfully pointed out.

I never met Joe McCarthy, but I hold him in the highest esteem and affection.
He has my gratitude; he had his heart in the right place.



Quote:

OMSig David was sad.

Yes; this is true. I still have a picture c.18" x 20" on my wall
that I got at Nixon 's inaguration in 1969. I preferred Nixon to Ford.





David
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raprap
 
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Reply Mon 25 May, 2009 07:35 pm
If I were only to pick one, I'll go with 1959 & the day that music died.

It would be difficult to technically say what are the most important dates of the 20th century--1939 there was this little activity on a squash court in Chicago that was a nexus in histury, or in 1927 a guy made this little solo flight in a single engine airplane, 1937 and an incident in Lakehurst NJ also come tomind,. Technology and its application anddevelopement scaffolds (it doesn't occur in a vacumn)..

Social Historical events? I don't consider Columbine significant by itself---muckers existed before 1999--look at starkweather---that was just the one that caught the public by the short hair. Now if you want to consider act of terror--the 1948 bombing in Tel Aviv,or the 1982 Beruit Marine Corps Barracks bombing are best remembered as being warning that were ignored. Although I will agree that Jackie Robinson, Brown & the Board of Education, the Civil Rights Act had major social consequence.

Rap
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neologist
 
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Reply Mon 25 May, 2009 09:25 pm
@dyslexia,
I voted for Nixon

Mea Culpa
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Sglass
 
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Reply Mon 25 May, 2009 09:40 pm
The Cival Rights Movement 1960-1980
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Mon 25 May, 2009 09:51 pm

Nixon betrayed the conservatives, having moven to the left.
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Sglass
 
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Reply Mon 25 May, 2009 11:42 pm
@dlowan,
Do rabbits wear bras?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 26 May, 2009 02:08 am
@fbaezer,
You could in terms of the date it was cleared for mass prescription.
fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 26 May, 2009 11:35 am
@dlowan,
Too lazy to look for that date.
neologist
 
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Reply Tue 26 May, 2009 01:29 pm
@fbaezer,
So, its not important then?
fbaezer
 
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Reply Tue 26 May, 2009 02:00 pm
@neologist,
Only not at the top of my "things to do" list.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 26 May, 2009 03:34 pm
@fbaezer,
Sixties'll do for me.

I am too lazy too.
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