The Psychedelic Sixties

By Acasee
  • We Got Caught!

    During the Cold War an American U-2 spy plane flown by CIA pilot Gary Powers. I guess we're not a sneaky as we thought..
  • Civil Rights

    Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1960.
  • First presedential debate to be televised

    The televised debate allowed 70 million U.S. citizens to tune in and watch Kennedy go head to head with Nixon. Viewers opionions swayed, especially toward Kennedy.
  • Birth Control

    FDA approves first birth control pill.
  • Peace Corps is founded

    Senator John F. Kennedy first announced the idea of a Peace Corps while he was campaigning for the presidency in 1960. On 1 March 1961, the task force presented its report to the President who, on the same day, established the Peace Corps by Executive Order as a new agency in the Department of State.
  • Yuri Gagarin

    Yuri Gagarin becomes first man in space o.o
  • Misson

    April 25 - the Unites States invades Cuba at the Bay of Pigs and the mission is a failure.
  • America's first spaceflight

    Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. becomes the first American in space. Aboard the Freedom 7, he flies above Earth for 14.8 minutes and attains a speed of 5,100 mph.
  • Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe
    In 1962, actress and model, Marilyn Monroe was found dead by her maid. She was holding an empty bottle of sleeping pills next to her. Doctors say that she died of an overdose of them. This was shocking and devastating to the world.
  • CRB

    Kennedy proposes the Civil Rights Bill
  • I Have A Dream

    I Have A Dream
    Martin Luther King Jr. made his most famous speech" I have a Dream". It begins "I have a dream" and ends "free at last! free at last!". In the speech he expressed his desire to "sit down at the table of brotherhood" or for white and black to dissolve their differences and be at peace with each other. He demonstrated peacefully against segregation by leading marches and protests. He continued to lead civil rights movements until his assassination in 1968. In his life span, he ended "Jim Crow" la

    Nuclear Test Ban Treaty is ratified by Senate
  • Kennedy's assassinated

    Kennedy's assassinated
    In 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald. He and his wife were riding in a convertible through a parade when he was shot. Just moments before his death he was warned to "be careful in Texas" by a young woman. He was the youngest president to be sworn in at age 43.
  • They are finally here

    They are finally here
    The Beatles arrive on their first visit to the USA . They appear on the Ed Sullivan Show
  • Star-Trek

    Star-trek premiered on NBC in 1966. It was a dominant science fiction television series.
  • Calculator

    The first hand-held calculator was invented by Texas Instruments, at a cost of $2,500 a piece.
  • Give A Heart

    The first heart transplant was perfomed by South African surgeon Christiaan Barnard. The surgery itself was a success.
  • Apollo 11

    It was the first spacecraft to land on the moon with astronauts aboard. It was one of the biggest events in history.
  • Woodstock

    One of the biggest events of the 1960's was WoodStock. WoodStock was a time when 500,000 hippies gathered, for "three days of peace" and music. Soon, there were traffic jams, shortages of food, a wide usage of drugs and medical supplies, and potential problems.