1980 - 1989
Presidents: Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush
Events: the war on drugs begins, The Simpsons debut, Marshall Islands become independent from the USA, Space Shuttle Challenger destroyed, John Lennon is assassinated, the Nintendo Entertainment System is released to the public.
1920 - 1929
Presidents: Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover
Events: First radio broadcasts in Pittsburgh and Detroit, Teapot Dome scandal, the first Grand Ole Opry performance, and Charles Lindbergh makes first trans-Atlantic flight.
1940 - 1949
Presidents: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman
Events: NBC television is launched, attack on Pearl Harbor, Casablanca is released, Nationwide labor strikes due to inflation, and the Detroit riots.
1930 - 1939
Presidents: Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt
Events: Empire State Building opens in New York, Life magazine publishes first issue, the F.B.I. is established, Alcoholics Anonymous founded, and Germany invades Poland.
1910 - 1919
Presidents: William H. Taft, Woodrow Wilson
Events: First Indianapolis 500, the Titanic sinks, Girl Scouts of America is founded, Henry Ford develops the modern assembly line, and the first woman elected to U.S. congress.
1990 - 1999
Presidents: George H. W. Bush, William J. Clinton
Events: the Cold War ends as USSR dissolves, Los Angeles riots, Waco Texas standoff, government shut down from financial crisis, the Stock Market plummets and recovers.
1950 - 1959
Presidents: Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower
Events: The Catcher In The Rye is published, Geneva Conference, Rosa Parks incites the Montgomery bus boycott, Disneyland opens, Jonas Salk develops the polio vaccine.
1960 - 1969
Presidents: Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon
Events: Peace Corps is founded, Bay of Pigs invasion, Vietnam War begins, John Glenn orbits the Earth, Medicaid and Medicare are enacted.
1970 - 1979
Presidents: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter
Events: Chrysler government bailout, Three Mile Island nuclear accident, Harvey Milk is assassinated, Atari 2600 is released, Elvis Presley dies, Microsoft is founded, construction on the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
1900 - 1999
1900 - 1909
Presidents: William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft
Events: First Rose Bowl game played, Harley-Davidson Motor Company is founded, first World Series, Susan B. Anthony dies, and a Coal mine explodes in West Virginia.