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1000: Atanarjuat's incredible run [The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat) (2001)]
1492: Columbus "discovers" America [1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)]
1520: The Mother Goddess meets the Virgin of Guadalupe [La Otra Conquista (The Other Conquest) (1998)]
1528: Cabeza de Vaca goes native [Cabeza de Vaca (1991)]
1552: Hans Staden meets the cannibals [How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman (Como Era Gostoso o Meu Francês) (1971)]
1560: The Search for El Dorado [Aguirre: The Wrath of God (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes) (1972)]
1607: Pocahontas rescues John Smith [The New World (2005)]
1620: Mayflower voyage [Plymouth Adventure (1952)]
1634: Converting the Indians [Black Robe (1991)]
1692: The Devil in Massachusetts [The Crucible (1996)]
1694: Sor Juana capitulates [Yo, La Peor De Todas (I, The Worst of All) (1990)]
1757: The French and Indian War [The Last of the Mohicans (1920)]
1769: Daniel Boone heads for Kentucky [With Daniel Boone Through the Wilderness (1926)] [Daniel Boone (1960)]
1787: Hemings and Jefferson [Jefferson in Paris (1995)] [Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (2000)]
1790: The "good" slavemaster [La Ultima Cena (The Last Supper) (1976)]
1809: Abraham Lincoln is born [Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)]
1860: Molly Maguires active [The Molly Maguires (1970)]
1863: Blacks fight for freedom [Glory (1989)]
1863: Furor in Five Points [Gangs of New York (2002)]
1867: The Reconstruction Era [Birth of a Nation (1915)]
1876: Custer's Last Stand [They Died with Their Boots On (1941)]
1881: Showdown at the O.K. Corral [Wyatt Earp (1994)]
1892: The Johnson County War [Heaven's Gate (1980)]
1918: When pacifists fight [Sergeant York (1941)]
1919: Black Sox scandal [Field of Dreams (1989)]
1923: War against African Americans [Rosewood (1997)]
1932: The Crime of the Century [The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976)]
1933: Gangster heroes [Bonnie and Clyde (1967)]
1935: Dust Bowl depression [Grapes of Wrath (1940)]
1941: A day that will live in infamy [Pearl Harbor (2001)]
1942: Japanese-Americans rounded up [Come See the Paradise (1990)]
1944: The Tuskegee Airmen fly into battle [Red Tails (2012)]
1947: Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier [42 (2013)]
1954: Murrow v. McCarthy [Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)]
1963: A young president is assassinated [JFK (1991)]
1964: Freedom Summer [Mississippi Burning (1988)]
1964: Cassius Clay becomes Muhammad Ali [Ali (2001)]
1965: Malcolm X is assassinated [Malcolm X (1992)]
1965: Ia Drang Valley, the Vietnam War begins [We Were Soldiers (2002)]
1968: Fighting (against) the war [Born on the Fourth of July (1989)]
1969: Three days of peace and music [Woodstock (1970)]
1969: Manson family murders [Helter Skelter (1976)]
1970: Janis Joplin dies [The Rose (1979)]
1970: Houston, we have a problem. [Apollo 13 (1995)]
1973: The CIA in Chile [Missing (1982)]
1973: Roe v. Wade [Cider House Rules, The (1999)]
1974: Radiation kills Karen Silkwood [Silkwood (1983)]
1974: President Nixon resigns [Nixon (1995)]
1975: Fall of Phnom Penh [The Killing Fields (1984)]
1975: Murder at Pine Ridge [Incident at Oglala (1992)]
1977: Son of Sam murders [Summer of Sam (1999)]
1979: The Iran hostage crisis [Argo (2012)]
1980: Archbishop Romero assassinated [Romero (1989)]
1983: AIDS identified [And the Band Played On (1993)]
1988: The Supreme Court backs Hustler [The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)]
1989: The secret war in Afghanistan [Charlie Wilson's War (2007)]
1993: Defeat in Mogadishu [Black Hawk Down (2001)]
1994: Blowing the whistle on "Big Tobacco" [The Insider (1999)]
1994: Genocide in Rwanda [Hotel Rwanda (2004)]
2001: "Let's roll!" [United 93 (2006)]
2002: Daniel Pearl beheaded [Mighty Heart, A (2007)]
2003: Weapons of mass destruction [W. (2008)]