Everything Else Since 1945: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly World History/Geography Mr. H John, Paul, George, and Ringo • In the 1960s, The Beatles exploded onto the Rock and Roll scene. • They recorded dozens of hit songs and have influenced countless artists. Writers • Toni Morrison wrote Beloved and Song of Solomon • Maya Angelou and Laura Esquivel wrote poetry about growing up as a minority in America Space Race: US vs USSR • Russian Yuri Gagarin was the first person to orbit the earth, followed by American Alan Shepard • July 1969- Apollo 11 landed on the moon and Neil Armstrong was the first to walk on the moon’s surface Computers • The Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator (ENIAC) was the first modern computer (1946) • In the 1990s, the internet was developed. • Lasers were first invented in the 1960s What are you made out of? • In 1953, scientist discovered the basic structure of DNA. • In 1997, a sheep named Dolly was cloned. • Within the near future, scientists hope to map the ENTIRE DNA STRUCTURE of human life. 9/11/2001 • At 8:45am, a passenger plane crashed into the north tower of the WTC in NYC • At 9:00am, a second plane crashed into the south tower. • At 9:40am, a third plane crashed into the Pentagon • A fourth plane crashed, probably on its way to the White House or Capital Death Toll • 266 passengers were killed. • 300 police, firefighters, and paramedics were killed. • 2,500 civilians were killed in the attack • Mayor Rudy Giuliani led the relief effort in NYC Aftermath • Extremist Osama bin Laden took credit for the attacks. • The US quickly sent troops to Afghanistan to find bin Laden. • The US also invaded Iraq since they felt there was a connection. • Hussein was captured. • Bin Laden was killed May 1, 2011, by a US led operation in Pakistan.
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