Amplifier is older than…

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Amplifier is older than…

Amplifier has grown to be a long lived tradition of West Linn High School over the decades. This year, Amplifier will be celebrating its 90th anniversary. Being around so long, the Amplifier has lived through some significant events, other than the extinction of typewriters and old-school printing presses. There are many things the Amplifier is older than.

Just to name a few…

Amplifier is older than…

  • Prohibition (1922)
  • Reader’s Digest (1922)
  • Lincoln Memorial (1922)
  • Insulin first starts being used (1922)
  • Time Magazine (1923)
  • The first Walt Disney cartoon (1924)
  • International Business machines Corp. (IBM) (1924)
  • The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (1924)
  • Hitler’s Book, Mein Kampf (1925)
  • NBC (1926)
  • Big Bang Theory (1927)
  • The BBC (1927)
  • First cartoons with sound (1928)
  • Penicillin (1928)
  • Television introduced to homes (1929)
  • The Academy Awards (1929)
  • Valentine’s Day Massacre (1929)
  • The Nazi Party (1922)
  • Color Movies (1929)
  • The invention of Twinkies (1930)
  • The star spangled banner becoming the official national anthem of the U.S. (1931)
  • The Empire State building (1931)
  • The first split atom (1932)
  • The first Atlantic flight by a woman, Amelia Earhart (1932)
  • Radio City Music Hall (1932)
  • FM Radio (1933)
  • The FCC (1934)
  • Nylon Fabric (1935)
  • Radar detection (1935)
  • Gone With the Wind book and movie (1936, 1939)
  • Electric Guitars (1936)
  • Helicopter Flight (1936)
  • First full length Disney movie: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)
  • Golden Gate Bridge (1937)
  • The Ballpoint Pen (1938)
  • WWII (1939)
  • Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • The Holocaust (1940)
  • McDonald’s (1940)
  • Napalm (1942)
  • The United Nations (1942)
  • The establishment of woman’s military services (1942)
  • Casablanca (1942)
  • The Pentagon (1943)
  • Israel (1948)
  • Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
  • The first American space flight (1962)
  • The first landing on the moon (1969)
  • Woodstock (1969)

The Amplifier has come a long way in its 90 years: from typewriters to computers; print to online. Check out the Amplifier Facebook and Twitter pages and to stay up-to-date on everything going on at WLHS, visit www.wlhsnow.com.

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Twitter: @wlhsamplifier

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