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25 GIFs Celebrating Great Moments In American History

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July 4, 1776 - The Declaration of Independence is ratified

October 19, 1781 - The British surrender at Yorktown

November 15, 1805 - Lewis and Clark reach the Pacific Ocean

June 1865 - The Civil War ends

May 10, 1869 - The First Transcontinental Railroad is completed

December 31, 1879 - Thomas Edison invents the light bulb

December 17, 1903 - The Wright brothers fly the first airplane

September 27, 1908 - Ford Model T debuts

November 11, 1918 - The end of World War I

August 26, 1920 - The 19th Amendment passes, women earn the right to vote

June 2, 1941 - Lou Gehrig's farewell speech

September 2, 1945 - World War II ends

September 26, 1960 - Kennedy and Nixon face-off in the first televised presidential debate

June 11, 1963 - JFK submits civil rights legislation

August 28, 1963 - Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech

February 21, 1965 - Malcolm X's "by any means necessary" speech

June 20, 1969 - First moon landing

August 17, 1969 - Jimi Hendrix performs "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Woodstock

February 22, 1980 - The USA Olympic hockey team defeats the Soviet Union 4-3, game is called the Miracle on Ice

November 9, 1989 - Berlin Wall falls signaling the end of the Cold War

April 6, 1991 - The Gulf War ends

August 1, 1996 - Michael Johnson breaks the 200 M World Record at the Summer Olympics in Atlanta

July 10, 1999 - The US women's national team wins the World Cup, defeating China in the final

June 28, 2007 - The first iPhone is released

November 4, 2008 - Barack Obama becomes the first black President of the United States of America

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