Today, August 18, 2015, is the 100th anniversary of my Father's birth.
Peter Paul Noznick 1915-2005
The Chinese have a saying--"May you Live in Interesting Times."
In his 90 years of life, my Father, Peter P. Noznick lived in very interesting times, and experienced life changing inventions and world changing events. The events and inventions I have listed happened during my Father's lifetime; between 1915 and 2005. All the inventions were either invented or put into use between 1915 and 2005.
If I missed something important that you thing should be on the list, please add it in a comment.
Events That Changed the WorldWorld War One
The Treaty of Versailles (its consequences still affect our lives today.)
World War Two
The founding of the United Nations
The Korean War
The Viet Nam War
Iraq War I and Iraq War II.
The Bolshevik Revolution and establishment of the Soviet Union.
|Peter around 1917|
World Wide Depression on 1929-1940.
The New Deal legislation
Hitler's Rise to power 1932-1945.
The first use of the Atomic Bomb 1945
The Cold War. 1945-1991
Collapse of the Soviet Union 1991
Independence of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe after 1991
The United States Space Program
The moon landing in 1969.
The rise of China as a economic power.
The 911 Attack on the United States in 2001
Terrorism, local and international
|Peter in Junior High 1929|
Inventions That Changed People's LivesClean drinking water
Victor Talking Machine--first commercial phonograph
Long distance telephone service
Transcontinental telephone service
Automobiles --mass produced and affordable
Electrical power, electric light and electric powered appliances.
The electric refrigerator
The automatic washing machine and dryer.
Radio--available and inexpensive
Movies with sound and color
Animated feature length movies
Television and color television
Video Tapes and players
Penicillin and other antibiotics
The Polio Vaccine
Vaccines to prevent childhood illnesses
Transistors which made portable radios and personal computers possible
Jet Travel to just about anywhere
The Interstate Highway system.
|Peter, University of Connecticut 1938|
The credit card
The portable defibrillator
The United States Space program
Portable computers and tablets.
Things We NeedA cure for diseases such as Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Lou Gehrig's Disease
A cure for cancer
Peace in our cities and communities
|Peter at work, Beatrice Foods Co, 1970's|