• Racial segregation in public schools

    Racial segregation in public schools
    Racial Segregation in public schools is declared unconstitutional by the United States Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of education. The ruling of the court stated that racial segregation violated the 14th Amendments clause that guaranteed equal protection. The Monroe school in Topeka, Kansas had segregated Linda in its classes.
  • Montgomery Boycott

    Montgomery Boycott
    Rosa Parks, an African American seamstress, refuses to give up her seat on the bus to a white man, prompting a boycott that would lead to the declaration that bus segregation laws were unconstitutional by a federal court.
  • Alaska Officially becomes a state

    Alaska Officially becomes a state
    January 3, 1959 - Alaska is admitted to the United States as the 49th state to be followed on August 21 by Hawaii.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The construction of the Berlin Wall begins by the Soviet bloc, segregating the German city, previously held in four sectors by allied forces, including the U.S. The wall would last for twenty-eight years.
  • Civil rights march

    Civil rights march
    The civil rights march on Washington D.C. for jobs and freedom culminates with Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous “I have a Dream”speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Over 200000 people participated in the March of equal rights.
  • JFK Assassination

    JFK Assassination
    In Dallas, Texas, during a motorcade through downtown, president John F Kennedy is mortally wounded by assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn into office later that day. Two days later, Oswald has himself killed on live national television by Jack Ruby while being transported in Police custody.
  • The First Super Bowl

    The First Super Bowl
    The first Super Bowl is held in Los Angeles between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs with Green Bay winning 35-10. Over fifty one million people watch on television.
  • 26 amendment approved

    26 amendment approved
    The senate approves a constitutional Amendment, the 26th, that would over the voting age from 21 to 18. House approval came on March 23. It was ratified by the states by the June 30 and received certification by president Richard M. Nixon on July 5.
  • Hank Aaron Become the HR King

    Hank Aaron Become the HR King
    Hank Aaron becomes the home run king. Hank Aaron surpassed Babe Ruth’s career record for home runs and would finish his career with 755, a record for home runs and would finish his career with 755, a record that stood until 2007, when Barry Bonds became the new all time leader.
  • Nixons resignation

    Nixons resignation
    President Richard M. Nixon resigns the office of the presidency, avoiding the impeachment process and admitting his role in the watergate affair. He was replaced by Vice President Gerald R. Ford, who, on Sept 8, 1974, pardoned Nixon for his role. Nixon was the first president to ever resign from office.
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    The Vietnam Veterans memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C., holding the names of the more than 58000 killed or missing in action during the conflict.
  • The Fall of the Berlin wall

    The Fall of the Berlin wall
    In the evening of November 9, 1989, East German government official Gunter Schabowski stated during a press conference that travel through the border to the west was open. People who heard the broadcast wer shocked. They went to the border to see if it was true. The border guards, who had no explicit instructions as to what to do, let them through. As the nes spread n both sides of the wall, huge numbers of people flocked to the Berlin Wall and celebrated.