DECADES PROJECTS. Sports of the 1950’s Football Football was the most popular sport in the 1950’s The best football player of this time was Frank Gifford.

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Slide 1 DECADES PROJECTS Slide 2 Sports of the 1950s Slide 3 Football Football was the most popular sport in the 1950s The best football player of this time was Frank Gifford In 1958 Frank won the Pro Bowl MVP He played for the New York Giants Slide 4 Baseball In the 1950s baseball wasnt the most popular sport but still a lot of people were into the sport Jackie Robinson was one of the most famous players from this time, He played for the Dodgers He was the first African American player to play in the MLB He had the most stolen bases in the league and was named Most Valuable Player in 1950 Slide 5 Basketball In the 1950s basketball was starting to become a lot more popular One of the best players from the 1950s was Bob Cousy He played for the Boston Celtics Slide 6 Boxing In the 1950s boxing was starting to become a lot less popular Many people still enjoyed it though One of the best boxers from the era was Joe Louis winning the heavy weight title in 1950 Slide 7 Bowling The advent of the automatic pin setting machine made bowling start to pick up mass appeal in the 1950s Bowling shoes were also introduced The 1950s was the big boom for bowling Slide 8 Tennis Womans tennis was becoming very popular in the 1950s Althea Gibson is the first black person to win a tennis Grand Slam title in 1956 Althea becomes the top- ranked women's tennis player with Wimbledon and U.S. Championships under her belt. Slide 9 1990s Entertainment! Brian Brockman Slide 10 Music Slide 11 Grunge Slide 12 Boy Bands Slide 13 Pop Slide 14 Hip Hop Slide 15 Industrial Metal Slide 16 Latin Slide 17 Rock And Roll Slide 18 The Macarena Slide 19 TV Slide 20 Seinfeld Slide 21 Power Rangers Slide 22 Friends Slide 23 The Simpsons Slide 24 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Slide 25 South Park Slide 26 X-Files Slide 27 Stars of the 90s Nicolas Cage Jerry Seinfeld Chris Farley & David Spade Nicole Kidman Princess DianaBruce Willis Slide 28 Movies Slide 29 Jurassic Park 93 Slide 30 Schindlers List 93 Slide 31 Lion King 94 Slide 32 Forest Gump 94 Slide 33 Pulp Fiction 94 Slide 34 Scream 96 Slide 35 Titanic 97 Slide 36 Blair Witch Project 99 Slide 37 Star Wars Episode I 99 Slide 38 Trends and Fads Slide 39 Pokemon Slide 40 The Internet Slide 41 furby Slide 42 Tamagotchi Slide 43 Slide 44 Beanie Babies Slide 45 Harry Potter Slide 46 Scientific inventions of the 60's By John Fealkovich Slide 47 Kevlar Invented by Stephanie Kwolek Made by spinning fiber from liquid crystalline solutions Originally developed to replace steel in radial tires Today it is used in a wide variety of things Mainly used in bullet-proof vests, but also used in canoes, bike tires, sails, and tank armor Slide 48 The ATM (Automated Teller Machine) Don Wetzel is credited for the invention Took 5 million dollars to make The first machines were off-line so money wasn't instantly withdrawn from the account Only credit card holders with good banking records were allowed an ATM card First one began dispensing on Sept. 2 nd 1969 only weeks after Armstrong stepped on the moon Made it easier for people to get their money rather than stand in lines at the bank Slide 49 Astroturf Invented by Donald Elbert, James M, and Robert Wright Originally called Chemgrass First major usage was in the Houston Astrodome stadium Soon after most of the major sports started adopting it as their artificial grass To Most of the old product is obsolete however they have invented new products based of newer technologies this day Astroturf is still used as artificial grass Slide 50 Lava lamp Invented by Edwin Walker in 1963 Nicknamed the Astro lamp Contained blobs of colored wax in a glass casing Used for novelty purposes and decorations These have proven to be dangerous fire hazards especially home made ones In 2004 a man died from heating one over the stove resulting in an explosion of glass shards and molten liquid Slide 51 Cochlear implant Invented by Alessandro Volt AKA the hearing aid or bionic ear Helps those with hearing problems Provides a sense of sound and helps those with a damaged auditory system As of 2010 around 220,000 people are still benefiting from this amazing invention Slide 52 Bar code scanner Invented by Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver First codes weren't rectangular but instead circular First used in 1966 The first company to start producing bar coding equipment was the American company monarch marking Later evolved into the U.P.C ( Universal product code) The U.S still uses this today Slide 53 Major Events Slide 54 Kent State University Shootings May 4, 1970 four students were killed when National Guardsmen opened fire during anti-war protests and demonstrations on campus Slide 55 Slide 56 Anti-Vietnam March April 19 24, 1971 Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) led over 500,000 demonstrators on a protest march in Washington D.C. 125,000 people in San Francisco also led an anti-Vietnam protest Slide 57 Watergate Scandal June 17, 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. by members of Nixon's administration and a former CIA member, who were informally called "The Plumbers. They were arrested at 2:30 a.m. after trying to bug the offices Slide 58 Roe v. Wade January 22, 1973 court decision legalizes abortion; overturned all state and federal laws outlawing or restricting abortion Slide 59 Richard Nixon Resigns August 9, 1974 Richard Nixon, facing impeachment charges, is forced to resign; the only U.S. president to resign from office. Vice president Gerald R. Ford assumes position as the 38 th president. Ford later pardons Nixon of all charges related to Watergate Nixon's Resignation Speech Slide 60 Vietnam War Ends April 30, 1975 the war concludes as the last American soldiers leave Saigon as it falls to the communists Slide 61 United States Bicentennial July 4, 1976 The country commemorates the 200 th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence with a spectacular bicentennial celebration Slide 62 Jonestown November 9, 1978 American religious cult leader Jim Jones and 900 Peoples Temple followers died in a mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana Slide 63 Iran Hostage Crisis November 4, 1979 Iranian militant students seize the U.S. embassy in Tehran capturing 66 hostages and setting off an intense standoff that lasted 444 days

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