• End of World War 2

    End of World War 2
    The day Japan formally surrendered. The ceremonies ending the War took place on the battleship the USS Missouri and lasted less than a half an hour.
  • Brown v. Board of Education decision

    Brown v. Board of Education decision
    Court tuled that segregation itself violated the Equal PArotection Clause, commenting that in Public Education, separate but equal" has no place.
  • Rosa Parks Incident

    Rosa Parks Incident
    In MOntgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks, an African American refused to give up her seat in the "colored" section of the bus to a white man. The bus driver then called the police and Parks was arrested. This sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
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    Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Sparked by Rosa Parks, a boycott in which people refuse to use public transportation services to stand up for their rights. This lasted for 13 months, until the Supreme Court ruled that segregation on buses was unconstitutional.
  • Little Rock Nine Incident

    Little Rock Nine Incident
    When nine African American students attempted to enter Central High, the governor calledc out the National Guard and they were turned away. The next day schools were forced to desegregate.
  • Sputnik Launched

    Sputnik Launched
    The Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik 1, the world's first satellite.
  • U-2 Incident

    U-2 Incident
    During the Cold War, when an AMerican U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
  • Bays of Pigs Invasion

    Bays of Pigs Invasion
    An unsuccesful attempt to overthtrow the Cuban government dicator Fidel Castro, by the United States-backed Cuban exiles.
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    Cuban Missile Crisis

    Period of time when the Unites State's Kennedy and the Soviet Union's Khrushchev stood on the edge of a Nuclear War. The U.S. demanded that the S.U. remove the missiles from Cuba. Khrushchev agreed as lon as the U.S. removed theirs from Turkey and Italy.
  • Letter from Birmingham Jail

    Letter from Birmingham Jail
    Letter written by Martin Luther King Jr., while he was in Birmingham Jail, to his fellow Clergies about American Civil Rights.
  • March On Washington

    March On Washington
    March in Washington D.C. of over 250,000 people, led by Martin Luther King Jr,, to promote Civil Rights and racial equality.