Major world events that ushered in new eras. Life, as it was known, was never the same. Are we there again?
1914–1918: World War I
1918: Worldwide influenza epidemic strikes; by 1920, nearly 20 million are dead. In the U.S., 500,000 perish.
1929: Stock market crash precipitates the Great Depression (Oct 29)
1929–1938: The Great Depression
1939–1945: World War II
1962: First U.S. astronaut to orbit Earth. Cuban Missile Crisis
1964–1975: Vietnam War
1963: President Kennedy is assassinated. Civil Rights Movement. 1968 Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated.
1991: Breakup of the Soviet Union
2001: 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attack.
2008: 2008 Recession
2019–2020: Coronavirus Covid19 Pandemic
Yes, we are once again experiencing a hinge-period of time (Era), and life throughout the world will never be the same.