Things that existed when Obama was born that didn’t exist when McCain was born

June 13th, 2008 — Wordman

  • August 29, 1936 – McCain born
  • 1936 – electric guitar
  • 1937 – jet engine
  • 1937 – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • 1937 – U.S. criminalization of marijuana (at the behest of DuPont)
  • 1938 – ballpoint pen
  • 1938 – fiberglass
  • 1938 – Superman
  • 1939 – helicopter
  • 1939 – View-master
  • 1939 – automated teller machine
  • 1939 – World War II
  • 1941 – Turing complete computer
  • 1941 – Citizen Kane
  • 1942 – nuclear reactor
  • 1945 – the Slinky
  • 1945 – microwave oven
  • 1945 – fission weapons
  • 1945 – United Nations
  • 1946 – bikini
  • 1946 – mobile telephone service
  • October 26, 1947 – Hillary Clinton born
  • 1947 – transistor
  • 1947 – Pakistan
  • 1948 – Israel
  • 1948 – NATO
  • 1948 – House Committee’s Investigation of Un-American Activities
  • 1948 – Apartheid
  • 1949 – People’s Republic of China
  • 1950 – U.S. approves standard for broadcasting color television
  • 1951 – Nash equilibrium
  • 1951 – the term “rock ’n’ roll”
  • 1951 – “the pill”
  • 1952 – fusion weapons
  • 1953 – discovery of DNA’s structure
  • 1955 – Velcro
  • 1958 – integrated circuits
  • 1958 – communication satellite
  • 1958 – implantable pacemaker
  • 1959 – statehood of Alaska and Hawaii
  • 1960 – LISP
  • 1960 – laser
  • 1960 – Psycho
  • 1961 – ICBM
  • August 4, 1961 – Obama born

Most dates from Wikipedia.