The Schweiss Family Timeline
From 1780 to 2002


Part 2 ... 1905 to 2002



1899-1923 : 6th Cholera pandemic

1901-1910 : Reign of King Edward VII (Saxe-Coburg)

1904-1905 : Russian-Japanese war

1905-1908 : Theodore Roosevelt president of US

1906 *** HELEN SCHWEISS BORN ***

1907 : Plastic

1907 : Oklahoma enters the union - 46th

1908 *** ALPHONSE SCHWEISS BORN ***

1909 *** AURELIA SCHWEISS BORN ***
: North pole reached by Matthew Henson of Robert Peary's exp.

1909-1912 : William Howard Taft president of US

1909 : Union of South Africa formed

1910 : Japan annexes Korea

1910-1936 : Reign of King George V (Windsor)

1911 : South pole reached by Roald Amundsen

1912 : *** WILFRED SCHWEISS BORN ***
Titanic sinks

1912 : New Mexico enters the union - 47th

1912 : Arizona enters the union - 48th

1912 : Alaska organized as a territory

1913 *** JEROME SCHWEISS BORN ***

1913-1920 : Woodrow Wilson president of US

1914-1919 : World War I

1914 : The Bra

1915 *** RUDOLPH SCHWEISS BORN ***
: Einstein's Theory of Relativity

1916 : Irish Easter Rebellion

1916 : Sonar

1917 : Russian revolution

1917 : US enters WWI

1918 *** IRENE SCHWEISS BORN ***

1918-1920 : Flu epidemic - 25 million plus die

1918-1933 : Prohibition

1919 : League of Nations instantiated

1919 : Shortwave Radio

1920 : *** ELIZABETH SCHWEISS BORN ***
Palestine established

1920-1929 : Roaring 20's

1920 : Women receive right to vote in USA

1921-1924 : Warren G Harding president of US

1922 *** RUTH SCHWEISS BORN ***
: Insulin made available to diabetics

1925-1928 : Calvin Coolidge president of US

1925 : *** CARMEN SCHWEISS BORN ***
Scopes trial on Evolutionary Theory

1926 : Sound in Movies

1927 : *** TWINS EUGENE and JOHN SCHWEISS BORN ***
Holland Tunnel opens (New York City)

1927 : 1st transAtlantic solo flight - Lindbergh

1928 : Video Recordings

1928 : Television

1928 : Penicillin invented by Sir Alexander Fleming

1928 : Geiger Counter

1929 : Stock Market Crash

1929-1939 : Great Depression

1929-1932 : Herbert Hoover president of US

1930 : Pluto Discovered

1931-1933 : Chinese-Japanese war (2)

1933 : Soviet communist party purge

1933-1945 : Franklin D Roosevelt president of US

1933 : Armstrong invents FM modulation

1933 : Radio Astronomy

1935 : Dustbowl

1935-1936 : Abyssinian war

1936 : Spanish Civil War

1936 : Reign of King Edward VIII (Windsor)

1936 : Helicopter

1936-1952 : Reign of King George VI (Windsor)

1937-1945 : Chinese-Japanese war (3)

1937 : Nylon (by DuPont)

1938 : Germany annexes Austria

1939-1945 : World War II

1939 : Aircraft Jet Engine invented (by Ohain)

1939 : Digital Computer

1940 : Color Television

1940 : 1st black general in US army

1941-1945 : Manhatten Project

1942 : Magnetic Recording Tape

1942 : Nuclear Reactor

1945-1952 : Harry S Truman president of US

1945 : US drops the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

1945 : Hypertext

1945 : United Nations formed

1946-1989 : The Cold War

1946 : The Bikini

1947 : Transistor

1947 : UN partitions Palestine to Jewish and Arab sections

1948 : Israel inaugurated as state

1948 : NATO formed

1948 : 33 1/3 rpm musical recordings

1948 : Arabs attack Israel on the day it is inaugurated

1949 : Apartheid policy in South Africa

1949 : 45 rpm musical recordings

1949 : Soviets detonate first nuclear bomb

1950 : Bunche 1st black to win Nobel Peace Prize

1950 : World pop. est. at 2.4 billion

1950-1953 : Korean War

1950-1954 : McCarthyism

1951 : Electricity from Atomic Power

1952 : 1st Thermonuclear Device Detonated

1952-2002 : Reign of Queen Elizabeth II (Windsor)

1953-1960 : Dwight D Eisenhower president of US

1954 : Racial segregation in schools ruled unconstitutional

1955 : Introduction of Salk Polio Vaccine

1955 : Warsaw pact formed

1955 : Fiber Optics (by Kapany)

1956 : Ocean liner Andrea Doria collides with the Stockholm, sinks

1957 : Sputnik Launched - 1st (artificial) satellite

1958 : FM Stereo Broadcasts

1958 : Stereo LP recordings come into usage

1958 : Integrated Circuit

1958 : US space agency (NASA) established

1959 : 1st nuclear powered merchant vessel, Savannah

1959 : Hawaii enters the union - 50th

1959 : Alaska enters the union - 49th

1960 : Pantyhose

1960 : 1st weather satellite (Tiros I)

1960 : World subsurface circumnavigation by US sub Triton

1960 : Laser

1961-1963 : John F Kennedy president of US

1961 : First human in space - Yuri Gagarin

1961 : 1st US manned spaceflight - Alan Shephard

1961-1970 : 7th Cholera pandemic

1962-1965 : Vatican II 1962 : Cuban missile crisis

1963 : 1st artificial heart

1963-1968 : Lyndon B Johnson president of US

1963 : Compact Cassette Recordings

1963 : Pres. Kennedy Assassinated

1964-1975 : Vietnam War

1964 : US civil rights bill

1965 : 1st spacewalks (US, USSR)

1965 : Blacks riot in Watts neighborhood, Los Angeles

1966 : 1st soft landings on moon (US, USSR)

1966 : 8-track tape players

1967-1970 : Nigerian civil war

1967 : 1st human heart transplant

1967 : Physicist John Wheeler coins the term Black Hole

1967 : Marshall 1st black supreme court justice

1967 : Six day war: Israel-Arabs

1968 : Robert Kennedy assassinated

1968 : Martin Luther King assassinated

1969 : Moon Landing - Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin

1969 : Woodstock Music Festival

1969-1974 : Richard M. Nixon president of US from

1970 : Microprocessor

1970 : Nat. Guard murders 4 students at Kent State

1971 : Pakistani civil war

1971 : Intel ships 1st uProcessor: the 4004

1973 : The Internet

1973 : October war (Israel-Arabic nations)

1974-1976 : Gerald Ford president of US

1974 : Pres. Nixon resigns in disgrace

1975 : Ebola virus appears - 90 percent lethal

1975 : The 1st home computer: The Altair 8800a

1975 : Byte Magazine, issue #1 - September

1976 : Whites accept principle of black majority rule in S. Africa

1976 : VHS Video Recordings

1976 : Television begins satellite delivery

1976 : American Bicentennial

1977 : Neutron bomb

1977-1980 : James Earl Carter Jr president of US

1978 : Jonestown religious group mass suicide - 913 people die

1978 : 1st test-tube baby

1978 : Laserdisc video recordings

1979 : Three Mile Island nuclear event

1979 : Margaret Thatcher 1st Woman Prime Minister in UK

1980 : Mount St. Helens Erupts

1981 : 1st female supreme court justice

1981-1988 : Ronald Reagan president of US

1981 : 1st space shuttle flight - Columbia

1981 : IBM PC ships

1982 : 1st genetically engineered product - insulin

1983 : Compact Disks

1983 : Bluford 1st black in space

1983 : Pioneer 10 leaves the solar system

1984 : Apple Macintosh Ships

1984 : HIV determined to be cause of AIDs

1985 : Amiga Computer Ships

1986 : Mir space station deployed

1986 : Shuttle Challenger explodes

1986 : Chernobyl power plant melts down

1987 : 2000th satellite launched: USSR's Cosmos

1988 : Turin shroud precisely carbon dated to 1330 AD - shroud is a hoax

1989 : Breakup of the Soviet Union

1989 : Powell is 1st black chairmain joint US chiefs of staff

1989 : US Invades Panama, topples Noriega

1989 : Pons and Fleischmann claim cold fusion

1989-1992 : George Bush president of US

1989 : Fall of Berlin Wall

1990 : Hubble space telescope deployed

1990 : World Wide Web

1991-2002 : 8th Cholera pandemic

1991 : Iraq attacks Kuwait, US Attacks Iraq

1992 : Blacks riot in South Central neighborhood, Los Angeles

1993-2000 : William Clinton president of US

1993 : Terrorist bombing of World Trade Center

1993 : Catholic Church apologizes for its treatment of Galileo in the 1600's

1995 : Terrorist bombing in Oklahoma City

1996 : DVD video recordings

1997 : Cloning living beings

1997 : Mars pathfinder lands

1998 : Pres. Clinton Impeached December 19th

1998 : US attacks Iraq, again

1998 : 1st 1 GHz microprocessor ships - The DEC Alpha CPU

1999 : US attacks Bosnia

2000 : Playstation II ships - most powerful video system to date

2000 : Working draft of human genome completed

2000 : '2nd Coming' Prophesied 2nd time; Prophesy remains unfulfilled

2000 : North Pole ice melts - 1.5 km of open water in August

2001 : World Trade Center destroyed by terrorists Sep 11th

2001 : Satellite Radio broadcasts to consumers begin

2001-2005 : George W. Bush president of US

2001 : US attacks Afghanistan, October 7th



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