Elizabeth II, Queen of England. (Photo by Library of Congress / Corbis / VCG via Getty Images) As the world mourns Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, one can’t help but reminisce about the extraordinary evolution and historic moments humans have witnessed since the queen’s birth. RELATED: Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch, dies at 96Born on April 21, 1926, Queen Elizabeth lived through many life-changing events such as World War II, the Great Depression and several U.S.
presidencies. Take a look back in time to see what other historic, tragic, inspiring and memorable moments which impacted the U.S., and the world, that the queen witnessed.Charles Lindbergh with the Spirit of St.
Louis (Getty photos) Charles Lindbergh made his first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis between May 20-21, 1927.The first loaves of commercially sliced bread were invented by Otto Rohwedder on July 6, 1928, in Chillicothe, Missouri.On Jan.
24, 1935, the American Can Company and the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company debuted the first canned beer.The slinky was accidentally invented by Richard James, a mechanical engineer, in 1943.