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1929 The Great Depression begins
1939 - 1945 World War II
1945 Atomic bomb detonated (Hiroshima)
1950 Korean War begins
1964 - 1973 Vietnam War
1898 Spanish-American War
1903 Wright brothers 1st plane flight
1908 Ford produces Model T
1913 Edison invents movies w/sound
1914 - 1918 World War I
1846 War w/Mexico,Calif & NM acquired
1861 - 1865 Civil War, North vs. South
1867 Alaska Territory purchased
1869 Transcontinental Railroad complete
1879 Edison invents phono/light bulb
 Benton Modglin
 b.1836 Grantsburg, Illinois
 d.1878 Johnson, Illinois
 Joseph Eagleston Modglin
 b.1869 Johnson, Illinois
 d.1942 Brookport, Illinois
 Elizabeth Allen
 b.1842
 d.         
 Preston Eagleston Modglin
 b.1907 Massac, Illinois
 d.1988
 Cynthia Lucinda Simmons
 b.1876 Johnson, Illinois
 d.         
 True LaVerne
 b.1908 Illinois
 d.2004 Burlington, North Carolina