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Grace Webb's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of
Grace, her family, and friends. For example, Grace is 25 years old when The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
|The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
|Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
|First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
|The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
|Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
|First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
|The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
|Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
|The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
|Electrons are discovered by Thomson
|The triode vacuum tube is invented
|Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
|The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
|Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
|The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
|NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
|NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
|White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
|NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
|NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
|NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
|The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
|Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
|The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
|World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
|Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
|The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
|Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.