I enjoy your timelines no less than the words themselves, Dave. I like the way in which (mimicking human history) you record fun (students at Harvard swallowing goldfish, the New York World’s Fair, Batman) and horror (Strange Fruit, the triumph of Franco, WW2), side by side.
Your mention of Otto Hahn’s paper on nuclear fission inevitably brings to mind Hahn’s associate, Lise Meitner, a woman of such colossal intellectual stature that (like Marie Curie) she was able to overcome male supremacism, and take her place among the great physical scientists of her day. When you get to 1944, mark it as the year Hahn got the Nobel Prize, and Meitner should have and didn’t. In the end it was racial hatred, not male chauvinism, that kept Meitner from her just deserts.