September 30, 2021
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Abridged American Art Song Timeline
An abridged timeline from Ives to Current
⟶ Updated 7 Nov 2017 ⟶
List of edits
Revisions to General William Booth Enters into Heaven
Rock and Roll
Brown vs. Board of Education
Color TV debuts
Elvis releases first hit Heartbreak Hotel
Alaska and Hawaii become the 49th and 50th states in the United States.
Oral contraceptives are approved by the U.S. FDA
Cuban Missile Crisis
President John F. Kennedy is assassinated
The U.S. Civil Rights Act is passed, ending legal discrimination in public places, promising equal voting rights and creating the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated
The Beatles BREAK UP!
The microprocessor is introduced
Roe v Wade
Beverly Johnson becomes the first black model on the cover of Vogue or any other major fashion magazine
Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge take over in Cambodia and begin a blood bath
Bill Gates founds Microsoft
America turns 200!
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak found Apple
ELVIS FOUND DEAD!
Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female prime minister of Britain
John Lennon formerly of the Beatles is murdered
MTV is Launched!
First cases of AIDS are identified
Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space
Simpsons debut on TV
Berlin Wall is torn down
Nelson Mandela is freed
Hubble Telescope is launched
South African parliament overturns apartheid laws
LA Riots over Rodney King
European Union is ratified
Nokia sends text messages between mobile phones
Oklahoma City bombings
Death of Princess Diana
First Harry Potter Book is Published
Google introduces search engine
Bill Clinton sex scandal
Columbine School massacre
Y2K Scare fizzles, Dot-com bubble bursts
Twin Towers and Pentagon attacked by terrorists
First YouTube video is posted
John Cage writes aleatoric music based on I Ching
Libby Larsen wins a Grammy Award for producer of Best Classical Vocal Performance for "The Art of Arlene Augér", featuring her song cycle Sonnets from the Portuguese.
Libby Larsen becomes the first woman to serve as a resident composer with a major orchestra.
Libby Larsen writes Cowboy Songs
Libby Larsen's premiere of Frankenstein, Or the Modern Prometheus
Premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon's Green Sneakers
Ricky Ian Gordon writes A Horse With Wings
John Cage writes Five Songs for Contralto
John Cage writes The Flower
John Cage composes 4'33"
John Cage revisits 4'33" by composing 0'00" or 4'3" no. 2
John Cage composes One3, or One3 = 4'33" (0'00") +
Premier of Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Aaron Copland's Emily Dickinson Poems is written
General William Booth Enters into Heaven
Ricky Ian Gordon
William H Taft
Franklin D Roosevelt
Harry S Truman
John F Kennedy
George H W Bush
William J Clinton
George W Bush
Donald J Trump
OJ Simpson trial begins
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