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1901

2019 Government Hall of Fame Inductee Theodore Roosevelt becomes President

1913

The Department of Labor Created

1915

Transcontinental Telephone Service Opened

1916

President Wilson creates the National Park Service

1917

Air-to-Ground Two-Way Radio Created

1921

President Taft sworn in as Justice of the Supreme Court

1927

Transatlantic Phone Service Begins

1931

The Star-Spangled Banner becomes the National Anthem

1933

2019 Government Hall of Fame Inductee Frances Perkins becomes U.S. Secretary of Labor

1933

President Roosevelt hosts the first Fireside Chat

1941

Radar for WWII Utilized by U.S Armed Forces

1943

2019 Government Hall of Fame Inductee Grace Hopper joins the U.S. Navy Reserves

1943

SIGSALY for U.S. Military Developed

1945

The United Nations Established

1947

The Department of Defense Created

1947

The Central Intelligence Agency Established

1947

Invention of the Transistor – the Foundation of Modern Electronics

1953

The Department of Health and Human Services Created

1959

Alaska and Hawaii Become States

1960

The Communications System for North American Air Defense Implemented

1962

2019 Government Hall of Fame Inductee Katherine Johnson supports the Friendship 7 mission

1962

Telstar I for NASA Launched

1964

The Automatic Voice Network for the US. Military Developed

1965

The Department of Housing and Urban Development Created

1965

Voting Rights Act of 1965 Passed

1967

The Department of Transportation Created

1969

2019 Government Hall of Fame Inductees Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins embark on the Apollo 11 mission

1969-1971

UNIX Operation System Created

1975

2019 Government Hall of Fame Inductee Alice Rivlin leads the Congressional Budget Office

1976

2019 Government Hall of Fame Inductee Elliot Richardson named Secretary of Commerce

1977

The Department of Energy Created

1979

2019 Government Hall of Fame Inductee Dwight Ink leads the Personnel Management Project on Civil Service Reform

1979

The Department of Education Created

1981

2019 Government Hall of Fame Inductee Paul Volcker becomes Chairman of the Federal Reserve

1983

Cellular Telephone Service is Introduced to America

1984

2019 Government Hall of Fame Inductee Anthony Fauci becomes the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

1989

The Department of Veterans Affairs Created

1991

2019 Government Hall of Fame Inductee Robert Gates becomes CIA Director

1996

2019 Government Hall of Fame Inductee Hubert T. Bell becomes Inspector General of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

2001

2019 Government Hall of Fame Inductee Colin Powell becomes Secretary of State

2001

2019 Government Hall of Fame Inductee Norman Mineta becomes Secretary of Transportation

2002

The Department of Homeland Security Created

2004

2019 Government Hall of Fame Inductee Constance Berry Newman appointed Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

2017

The First Public Safety Broadband Network

2018

2019 Government Hall of Fame Inductee Donna Shalala is elected to the House of Representatives

2019

Inaugural Government Hall of Fame Gala

2020

Second Annual Government Hall of Fame

1901

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