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Charlie, his family, and friends. For example, Charlie is 26 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
|The triode vacuum tube is invented
|Electrons are discovered by Thomson
|Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
|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
|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