1492 Christopher Columbus discovers America by mistake
1620 The Pilgrim Fathers on board of the Mayflower land at Plymouth, Massachussetts http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0874960.html
1776 The Declaration of Independence is signed (July 4 => Independence Day)
1789 George Washington is elected the first US President
1861 The Civil war between the North and the South begins (ends in 1865)
1919 Prohibition Act forbids the consumption of alcohol in public places
1920 The 19th amendment gives women the right to vote
1933 President Roosevelt launches his “New Deal” to fight unemployment and the economic crisis http://www.factmonster.com/ce6/history/A0835397.html
1944 D- Day on June 6: The Allied Troops land in Europe to help fight Germany
1963 Martin Luther King claims “I have a dream…” on August 28
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