important events in 1960-1970

Timeline created by Alex Z
  • The Olympic Games

    The Olympic Games
    The Olympic Games were held in Rome and Wilma Rudolf won three gold medals.
  • John F Kennedy

    John F Kennedy
    John F Kennedy moves into the White House. He gives his famous speech - "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."
  • Rachel Carson

    Rachel Carson
    Rachel Carson, a scientist and writer, warned that our earth would die of pollution and chemicals. Especially chemicals that were developed to kill bad insects. DDT was a real bad chemical. It killed bad insects, along with good insects, along with plants, along with animals. She wrote the book Silent Spring with a warning. At least five states banned DDT.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Martin Luther King Jr. made the speech, "I have a Dream" on August 28, 1963. More than 200,000 peaceful demonstrators came to Washington DC to demand equal rights for Black and Whites. Part of the speech was - "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character…"
  • smoking

    smoking
    This was the first year the cigarette boxes had a warning printed on it "Smoking can be hazardous to your health". It had not occurred to the US government to give the warning that smoking lead to cancer and lung problems.
  • President Johnson

    President Johnson
    President Johnson ordered bombing raids on North Vietnam and Americans begin protesting the war.
  • Walt Disney

    Walt Disney
    Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse and a Pioneer of animated films, died of cancer on December 15, 1966, but his legend lives on.
  • Dr. Christiaan Barnard

    Dr. Christiaan Barnard
    The first heart transplant was performed by Dr. Christiaan Barnard in Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King

    Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King
    Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Two months later, Robert Kennedy, John F. Kennedy's brother was assassinated, too. Both were civil rights leaders.
  • Apollo 11 landed on the moon

    Apollo 11 landed on the moon
    July 20, 1969, 4:18 p.m., one of the biggest events of history happened. Apollo 11 landed on the moon, astronauts aboard. Neil Armstrong's famous speech for the historical steps "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
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    important events in 1960-1970