Adventures in the 60s!

By Akeem
  • U-2 Incident

    U-2 Incident
    An American spy plane shot down by Soviet Unoin, poilet captured and put in prision.
  • Office

    Kennedy moves into Office
  • Subway Train

    Subway Train
    New York City introduces a subway train that operates without a crew on board
  • Trade Pact

    Trade Pact
    Cuba and the Soviet Union sign a trade pact- a commercial agreement intended to increase trade between the island and neighboring islands in the region.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Cuban Missile Crisis was a confrontation between the United States, Soviet Union, and Cuba in the early 1960s during the Cold War.
  • W.E.B. Du Bois

    W.E.B. Du Bois
    W. E. B. Du Bois, American civil rights activist that made significant contributions to debates about race, politics, and history in the United States.
  • MLK Speech

    MLK Speech
    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.
  • President Kennedy Assasinated

    President Kennedy Assasinated
    Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22. Nobody knows who killed President Kennedy for sure.
  • First Civil Right Act

    First Civil Right Act
    Civil Rights Act made racial discrimination in public places, theaters, restaurants and hotels, illegal. Required employers to provide equal employment opportunities.
  • First 2-man spacecraft

    First 2-man spacecraft
    Gemini 1 is launched on the first unmanned test of the 2-man spacecraft. The planned mission was quite short and lasted only three orbits. The spacecraft stayed attached to the second stage of the rocket.
  • Houston Astrodome

    Houston Astrodome
    The world's first roofed stadium was built, the Houston Astrodome.
  • New President

    New President
    Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in for his own full term as U.S. President.
  • Malcolm X Assasination

    Malcolm X Assasination
    Malcolm X speking to a meeting of the Organization of Afro-American Unity when a disturbance broke out in the crowd of 400. A man yelled, "Nigger! Get your hand outta my pocket!" As Malcolm X and his bodyguards moved to quiet the disturbance, a man rushed forward and shot him in the chest with a sawed-off shotgun.Two other men charged the stage and fired handguns, hitting him 16 times. Angry onlookers caught and beat one of the assassins as the others fled the ballroom.