WE DIDN'T START THE FIRE camryn smith, foster roach


The Hydrogen Bomb, a thermonuclear weapon, was tested by the United States in 1952, This was a huge thing for the US and is probably in Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start The Fire", because it was a very big bomb and was it was the first tested.

Birth Control

Birth control is a medicine made to prevent pregnancy.

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was was an American actress and model. Famous for playing comic "dumb blonde" characters, she became one of the most popular sex symbols of the 1950s, emblematic of the era's attitudes towards sexuality.

Peter Pan

Peter Pan is a character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. A free spirited and mischievous young boy who can fly and never grows up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the mythical island of Neverland as the leader of the Lost Boys, interacting with fairies, pirates, mermaids, Native Americans, and occasionally ordinary children from the world outside Neverland. Peter Pan was

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A mafia is a type of organized crime syndicate whose primary activities are protection racketeering, the arbitration of disputes between criminals, and the organizing and oversight of illegal agreements and transactions. The mafias started in the 1930's and are significant because they killed a lot of people and were a big thing to worry about.

Fun Fact: A big mafia called the Bratva is in a modern tv show called the Arrow.


Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. Born: March 14, 1879, Ulm, Germany. Died: April 18, 1955. Albert Einstein is significant because he made the nuclear bomb which ended WW2.

Fun Fact: Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize

Homeless vets

In January 2014, communities across America identified 49,933 homeless veterans during point-in-time counts, which represents 8.6 percent of the total homeless population. This represents a substantial decrease (67.4 percent) in the number of homeless veterans counted only five years previously in 2009

It was most likely in the song because all of the brave men and women that gave there lives for us and we cant even give them a home to stay in.


In the early 1980s, the majority of cocaine being shipped to the United States, landing in Miami, was coming through the Bahamas and Dominican Republic. Soon there was a huge glut of cocaine powder in these islands, which caused the price to drop by as much as 80 percent. Faced with dropping prices for their illegal product, drug dealers made a decision to convert the powder to "crack," a solid smoke able form of cocaine, that could be sold in smaller quantities, to more people. It was cheap, simple to produce, ready to use, and highly profitable for dealers to develop. As early as 1981, reports of crack were appearing in Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, Miami, Houston, and in the Caribbean.

This was most likely in the song because all american where on crack at the time because it just came out.

Wheel of Fortune

The Wheel of Fortune is a game show that had its first episode in the beginning of the year 1975. This was a very popular show on tv and that is probably why it was included in Billy Joel's song.

JFK blown away

John Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States was assassinated at 12:30 p.m on Friday November 22,1963 in Dealey Plaza, Dallas Texas After a ten month investigation they concluded it was Lee Harvey Oswald but before they could start trial Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby. The United States House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded in 1948 that Kennedy was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy. While agreeing with the commission that Oswald fired all the shots which caused the wounds to Kennedy, the HSCA stated that there were atleast four shots fired and that there was " a high probability that two gunmen fired at the president." This was probably included in the song because he was a president, and he was killed.

Psycho is a movie that was made in 1960 directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

this was most likely in the song because everyone was going to watch the movie

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