The Sixties

Timeline created by Paige.Roberts
  • Kennedy VS Nixon

    The presidential election between Kennedy and Nixon. In the end Kennedy defeated Nixion in a close presidential race. Kennedy ending with 303 votes and Nixion with 219. This is important becuase it has helped get us where we are today, with all the laws Kennedy helped pass and everything that happened while he was president wether is was good or bad.
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  • The berlin wall

    This was the day the berlin wall was started. The berlin wall lasted until 1989. This is huge in history, it kept several people from seeing there family and many lost their lives trying to climb it. The day this wall was no longer in effect was a great day for tons of people.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    The USSR planned to deploy missiles in Cuba which brought the world to the brink of a world war.
  • Heavy snow fall

    Heavy snow fall in the months of january and february caused many houses and buildings to fall in northwestern killing just about 231 people.
  • The riot of Calcutta

    Rioting broke out in the Indian city of Calcutta,which is now Kolkata. The riot caused more then 100 deaths.
  • Selma to Montgomery marches

    This was the first of three marches, it was known as "Bloody Sunday". Over 600 civil right marchers were attacked by the state and local police, they used tear gas and billy clubs.
  • Selma to Montgomery marches

    This was the seconde march of three.
  • Selma to Montgomery marches

    This was the third march which was the only march to make it to montgomery, it lasted a total of five days.
  • National Organization of Women

    This organization was founded by Betty Friedan, who later became the president of the organization. The purpose of this organization was to help give equal right to women.
  • Anti War Movement

    Anti war protests were held in New York and many other cities. In New York the protest started in Central Park which included a march led my Martin Luther King to the United Nations.
  • Martin Luther King's Assasination

    On this day America's leading civil rights activst Martin Luther King was killed by James Earl Ray. This was a very sad day and is still recognized in american history. Martin Luther King had a huge impact on the world becuase he help blacks and white s to become equal.
  • The First man on the moon

    Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon. His fellow astronaut, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin was also with him and soon became the second.