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American Revolutionary War

April 19, 1775
American Revolutionary War

The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a global war that began as a conflict between Great Britain and its Thirteen Colonies which declared independence as the United States of America.

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War of 1812

June 18, 1812
War of 1812

The War of 1812 (1812–1815) was a conflict fought between the United States, the United Kingdom, and their respective allies. Historians in Britain often see it as a minor theatre of the Napoleonic Wars; in the United States and Canada, it is seen as a war in its own right.

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Mexican-American War

April 25, 1846
Mexican-American War

The Mexican–American War,[a] also known as the Mexican War in the United States and in Mexico as the American intervention in Mexico,[b] was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States (Mexico) from 1846 to 1848.

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World War I

July 28, 1914
World War I

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars,[5] was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history.

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World War II

September 1, 1939
World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although related conflicts began earlier.

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Vietnam War

November 1, 1955
Vietnam War

The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and also known in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.

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Apple Inc. Founded

September 7, 1976
Apple Inc. Founded

On April Fools’ Day, Apple Computer Company is founded in a residential garage by Steve Jobs and Stephen Wozniak, both college drop-outs. Fearing financial ruin, the third co-founder—Ronald Wayne—relinquishes his 10 percent stake in the partnership for only $800 less than two weeks later. Honorable Mention Markkula Writes Business Plan: In November, chip industry veteran Mike Markkula helps Jobs write a business plan, predicting sales of $500 million in 10 years.

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1977: Apple II Introduced

April 21, 1977
1977: Apple II Introduced

In contrast to the $666 Apple I, a kit computer with limited appeal, the $1,298 Apple II is the first personal computer designed for the mass market, thanks to its attractive low-slung case that was complete with standard keyboard, power supply, and color graphics capability. Honorable Mention Scott Named President: Markkula’s former Fairchild Semiconductor co-worker Michael Scott brings professional management and corporate infrastructure to Apple.

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Apple Disk II Introduced

August 22, 1978
Apple Disk II Introduced

The Apple Disk II external drive stores 110K on 5.25-inch floppy disks. At $495, Woz’s creation is half as expensive as competitive floppy drives, and much more reliable than cassette tape storage systems. Honorable Mention Apple III Project Starts: Anxious for a follow-up hit to the popular Apple II, Apple launches the ill-fated Apple III project with engineer Wendell Sander at the helm.

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1980: Apple Goes Public

February 18, 1980
1980: Apple Goes Public

In the largest IPO since Ford went public in 1956, Apple debuts on the stock market with a valuation of $1.8 billion. Of Apple’s 1,000 employees, more than 40 became instant millionaires thanks to their stock options. Honorable Mention Apple III Ships: Priced from $4,340 to $7,800, the Apple III is supposed to be the firm’s flagship business computer, but instead flops badly due to reliability issues.

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Sculley Named President, CEO

October 20, 1983
Sculley Named President, CEO

John Sculley, president of Pepsi-Cola, succumbs to Jobs’ promise of a “chance to change the world” as president and CEO of Apple. Honorable Mention Lisa Introduced: The $9,995 Lisa is the world’s first commercial computer with a mouse and GUI, but it bombs due to high cost, slow speed, and incompatibility.

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Original Mac Introduced

August 18, 1984
Original Mac Introduced

The much-anticipated Macintosh, “the computer for the rest of us,” finally ships. It comes with 128K of memory and a price tag of $2,495. Honorable Mention ‘1984’ Commercial Airs: Against the advice of its board, Apple announces the Macintosh by airing the Ridley Scott-directed ‘1984’ commercial during the Super Bowl.

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Jobs Resigns From Apple

July 21, 1985
Jobs Resigns From Apple

After losing a boardroom struggle with Sculley, Jobs resigns from Apple, taking a loyal band of employees that would start NeXT. Honorable Mention Microsoft Granted Mac License: In exchange for delaying a Windows version of Excel, Apple grants Microsoft a license to use some Macintosh technology.

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Apple Sues Microsoft

November 22, 1988
Apple Sues Microsoft

After watching its Macintosh products steadily lose market share to Wintel clones, Apple finally sues Microsoft, claiming Windows 2.03 infringes on Lisa/Mac audiovisual copyrights. Honorable Mention Next Computer Introduced: Apple’s sole hardware release of 1988, the Mac IIx, pales in comparison to Jobs’ Next Computer, a 12-inch cube running a Unix-derived operating system.

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First Power Macs Ship

March 27, 1994
First Power Macs Ship

A decade after the 8MHz Mac 128K shipped, Apple makes a bold technological leap to a completely new architecture with PowerPC-based models starting at 60MHz, while maintaining backwards compatibility. Honorable Mention First Mac License Granted: Desperate to boost market share, Apple finally agrees to allow third-party vendors to create legit Mac clones.

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Jobs Named Interim CEO

May 27, 1997
Jobs Named Interim CEO

Officially brought on as an advisor following Next purchase, Jobs subtly orchestrates the removal of Amelio, then assumes the role of interim CEO. Honorable Mention Apple Ships Mac OS 8: To placate the faithful as they wait for a next-generation operating system, Apple releases Mac OS 8.0; it features PowerPC-native Finder, contextual menus, Personal Web Sharing, and other new technologies.

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Jobs Becomes CEO

March 28, 2000
Jobs Becomes CEO

Finally confident that Apple’s turnaround is no fluke, Jobs agrees to accept CEO role, splitting his time between Cupertino and Emeryville, where he’s also CEO of Pixar. Honorable Mention Power Mac G4 Cube Released: The Cube’s cool industrial design receives a warm reception, but sales turn out to be disappointing.

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First iPod Ships

February 12, 2001
First iPod Ships

Nobody realizes it at the time, but the tiny $399 iPod with its 5GB hard drive capable of holding 1,000 MP3s will soon transform not only Apple, but also the entire music industry. Honorable Mention Mac OS X Ships: After years of waiting, Mac users finally get memory protection, preemptive multi-tasking, symmetric multiprocessing, and more, but the initial release of Mac OS X isn’t quite ready for the masses.

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War in Afghanistan

October 7, 2001
War in Afghanistan

The U.S. in their 2001 invasion was supported initially by the United Kingdom and Canada and later by a coalition of over 40 countries, including all NATO members. The war’s public aims were to dismantle al-Qaeda and to deny it a safe base of operations in Afghanistan by removing the Taliban from power.

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The Day We Met

January 18, 2012
The Day We Met

“I remember the day we met Both shy, but wanted to talk Even when we tried We didn’t know what to say Day by day We took it slow And our conversations began to grow Since the day our conversations grew I became very fond of you Hoping you felt fond of me too One night we had a talk And now look where we’re at In the happiest place we can be That is, in the relationship between you and me” Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/building-relationship

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We Started Dating

April 4, 2012
We Started Dating

This was the first day that we started dating. It was such an amazing day. We took a ride through the countryside and the wind was blowing wildly through our hair. We didn’t have a care in the world.

He Proposed, She said “Yes”!

June 10, 2014
He Proposed, She said “Yes”!

It was on June 6th, 2014 that Ken had proposed to Jennifer after their extravagant helicopter trip over New York City. Jennifer excitingly said “Yes!” and the couple flew off into the night to celebrate their future together.

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Advanced Animation Example 1

June 20, 2014
Advanced Animation Example 1

Bridal Shower

August 22, 2014
Bridal Shower

Jennifer invited all of her girlfriends to the bridal shower on August 22nd, 2014. It was held at her house in Hollywood, CA. Food was catered from Wolfgang Puck Catering, and as you can imagine the food was absolutely delicious. Everything could not have gone better, we had an amazing time, drank and ate amazing food while playing games and enjoying one another’s company.

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The Big Day

February 3, 2015
The Big Day

Our wedding was one of the most magical days of our lives. Our friends and family were there to support us and cheered for us as we rode off into the sunset. The best part of the entire event was that it was just the start of our magical journey together as a married couple. I could not have asked for more.

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Pregnancy Announced

January 4, 2016

We announce that we are pregnant to all of our friends and family. This was a joyous day for everyone. We had our friends over for a wonderful dinner and celebrated through the night.

Baby Lucas is Born

September 14, 2016

Baby Lucas was born on September 14h, 2018 at 10:04 AM. His delivery was a success and we were, and still are, overwhelmed with joy. Our friends and family were at the hospital with us to greet baby Lucas.

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Lucas Gets His First Teddy Bear

October 6, 2016

Lucas was given his first Teddy Bear this afternoon, which brought him a tremendous amount of happiness. He sleeps with his teddy bear each night and it never leaves his side. We’ve named him Cuddles, because that’s all him and Lucas do.

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Lucas Takes First Steps

July 22, 2017

Baby Lucas took his first steps today! He nearly ran across the room to get to Cuddles, his teddy bear. He is going to be quite the runner when he gets older. Here’s to many more steps!

Lucas Turns 1 Year Old

September 14, 2017

Lucas is growing at such a fast rate. He’s grown so large in just a year, and he’s becoming such an energetic little man. We’re excited to see what the future holds for our family, and wish all the best to Lucas for many years to come.

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Baby Step 1

December 5, 2017

$1,000 Emergency Fund

An emergency fund is for those unexpected events in life that you can’t plan for, like the loss of a job, an unexpected pregnancy, or a faulty car transmission. It’s not a matter of if these events will happen. It’s simply a matter of when.

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5 Ways to Save $1,000 Quickly
To take control of your money, one of the first things to do—even before getting out of debt—is to save $1,000. Here’s how to do it fast.

Baby Step 2

December 5, 2017

Pay Off All Debt Using the Debt Snowball

List your debts (except for the house) in order. Pay them off from smallest to largest. The smallest balance should be your number-one priority. Don’t worry about interest rates unless two debts have similar payoffs. If that’s the case, then list the higher interest rate debt first.

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How the Debt Snowball Method Works
The debt snowball is your best friend when it comes to attacking debt and freeing up your money to focus on bigger and better things

Baby Step 3

December 5, 2017

Save 3-6 Months of Expenses

Once you complete the first two Baby Steps, you’ll have some serious momentum. But don’t start throwing all your “extra” money into investments quite yet. This is the time to build your full emergency fund.

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3 Questions to Ask Before Using Your Emergency Fund
Life will throw you some curveballs. When this happens, ask yourself these questions before dipping your hand into the emergency fund cookie jar.

Baby Step 4

December 5, 2017

Save 15% for Retirement

When you reach this step, you’ll have a fully funded emergency fund and no payments except for the house. Now it’s time to get serious about building wealth. Start investing 15% of your income into Roth IRAs and tax-advantaged retirement accounts.

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Retire a Millionaire on Just $35 a Week
Time to focus on retirement? Squeeze big retirement savings into your budget now with this small tip.

Baby Step 5

December 5, 2017

College Fund for the Kids

After you set aside 15% of your income for retirement, it’s time to start saving for your kids’ college. After all, college isn’t getting any cheaper! (This is also when you remind your kids that good grades get great scholarships!)

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6 Ways to Pay for College Without Going Into Debt
College isn’t cheap, but that doesn’t mean you have to borrow money for your kids’ education. You have options.

Baby Step 6

December 5, 2017

Pay Off the House

This step is when you begin throwing all of your extra money toward the mortgage. You’re getting closer to realizing the dream of a life with no house payments!

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3 Easy Ways to Pay Off Your Home Faster (Without Wrecking Your Budget)
Imagine all the things you could do without a house payment. Okay, good. Now let’s make it a reality!

Baby Step 7

December 5, 2017

Build Wealth & Give

The final step is the most fun! It’s time to build wealth and give like never before. Leave an inheritance for future generations and bless others now with your excess. It’s really the only way to live!

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2 Big Perks of the Last Baby Step
Welcome to the good life. You’re totally debt-free. You have no car payments, no house payment, no credit cards or student loans. See what’s in store for you now!

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