1950's - 2013 History Timeline

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  • LOCKHEED F-94CStarfire

    LOCKHEED F-94CStarfire
    The Lockheed F-94C first flight was on jan. 18th, 1950 which had improvements then the F-94B which had a higher thrust engine, single point refueling, a redisigned wing, a sweptback korizontal stabilizer, upgraded fire control and navigation systems and later mid wing rocket pods, twent four rockets were carried in the nose in a ring around the radome, Sheilded By Retractable Doors with an addition of 24 missles in the wing pods, As the F-94C carried no Actual Guns Just Missles.
  • NORTHROP F-89J Scorpion

    NORTHROP F-89J Scorpion
    On July 19th, 1957 a F-89J fired a test rocket with a nuclear warhead, and it detonated over a Nevade Nuclear Test Range it marked the first Air to Air Rocket with a nuclear warhead and soon northrop converted the F-89D's to J Models powered by 2 allison j35 engines each capable of producing 7200 of thrust with afterburner the F-89J had a cruising speed of 465 MPH.
  • Lockhead U-2A

    Lockhead U-2A
    The Lock Head U-2A made its first apearence after being made in complete Secrecy by lockheads "Skunk Works" to fly Survelliance missions soon in 1956 it was still used as a survelliance aircraft but with an actual payload of surface to air missles which shot down a civilian piloted U-2 on a recon flight over soviet terroritory.
  • The Mig 19S Production

    The Mig 19S Production
    The First Soviet Fighter capable of reaching Super sonic speeds in level flight,the prototype mig 19 made its first flight in september of 1953, the mig 19s was used by cuba, North Vietnam, North Korea, Iraq.The Soviets phased the Mig 19 in early 60's infavor of a more advanced MiG 21.
  • Sputnik 1

  • LOCKHEED T-33A Shooting Star

    LOCKHEED T-33A Shooting Star
    The T-33s Built was used as a trainer plane by the U.S Airforce and good for drone directing and Target Towing, in some countires its used as a combet aircraft. The RT-33A, is a recon Version of the T-33A primarily used by foreign couuntries which has a camera installed in the nose and addition equipment in the rear cockpit
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    The Civil Rights act of 1960 was a united states federal law that established federal inspection of local voter registration polls and introduced penalties for anyone who obstructed someones attempt to register to vote. it was designed to deal with discriminatory laws and practices in the segregated south. by which blacks had been effectively disfranchised since the late 19th and start of the 20th century.
  • Laser Pointer

    Laser Pointer
    On May 16, 1960, Theodore H. Maiman operated the first functioning laser, at Hughes Research Laboratories, Malibu, California, ahead of several research teams, including those of Townes, at Columbia University, Arthur Schawlow, at Bell Labs, and Gould, at the TRG (Technical Research Group) company. Maiman's functional laser used a solid state flashlamp pumped synthetic ruby crystal to produce red laser light, at 694 nanometres wavelength. however, the device only was capable of pulse
  • Bay Of Pigs Invasion

    Bay Of Pigs Invasion
    The Bay of Pigs Invasion was a unsuccessful military invasion of cuba undertaken by the ParaInfantry Groupd Brigade 2506. a counter revolutionary military trained and funded by the united states goverments CIA, Fronted the armed wing of democratic revolutionary front and intended to overthrow the Communist Goverment Prime Minister Fidel Castro but it was defeated by the cuban armed forces under the command of Prime Minister Fidel Castro
  • President John F. Kennedy Assassinated

    John F. Kennedy gets assassinated while going down a road in dallas. JFK Was Suposably Killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. JFK Was shot 3 times 2 were hits 1 was a miss, 1 of the bullets went through JFK's Throat and the other blew a large segment of his skull off with peices of his brain.
  • LOCKHEED SR-71A Black Bird

    LOCKHEED SR-71A Black Bird
    The Sr-71 Black Bird "The Fastest Plane on the world" or at least during the 1960s. The Black Bird was made for long range recon missions due to its fast speed it can not shoot missles or guns due to it might hit its own bullets/Missles as it is untrackable at least during 11960's due to its high altitude of 80,000 feet, it could survey 100,000 square miles of earths surface per hour.
  • Bomb Attack on Washington DC

    A bomb explodes in the Capitol building in Washington, D.C., causing an estimated $300,000 in damage but hurting no one. A group calling itself the "Weather Underground" claimed credit for the bombing, which was done in protest of the ongoing U.S.-supported Laos invasion.
  • Voting Age now 18

    Voting Age now 18
    Justice Hugo Black wrote the majority decision in the case, which held that Congress did not have the right to regulate the minimum age in State and local elections, but only in federal elections. The issue left the Court seriously divided: Four justices, not including Black, believed Congress did have the right in state and local elections, while four others (again, not including Black) believed that Congress lacked the right even for federal elections, and that under the Constitution only the
  • HEOS A-2 Infrared Space Based System

    HEOS A-2 Infrared Space Based System
    HEOS 2 was a spin-stabilized spacecraft with a highly eccentric orbit whose apogee occurred at high latitude. Its primary scientific mission was the investigation of interplanetary space and the high-latitude magnetosphere and its boundary in the region around the northern neutral point. HEOS 2 provided new data on the sources and acceleration mechanisms of particles found in the trapped radiation belts and in the polar precipitation regions and auroral zones.
  • Sears Tower

    Willis Tower formerly named and still commonly referred to as Sears Tower is a 108-story, 1,451-foot skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. At the time of its completion in 1973, it was the tallest building in the world, surpassing the World Trade Center towers in New York, and it held this rank for nearly 25 years. The Willis Tower is the second-tallest building in the United States and the eighth-tallest freestanding structure in the world.
  • Space Mountain (Disney Land)

    Space Mountain (Disney Land)
    Space Mountain is the name of a space-themed indoor roller coaster attraction located at all five Magic Kingdom-style Disney Parks. Although all five versions of the attraction are different in nature, all have a similar domed exterior façade that is a landmark for the respective park. The first Space Mountain ride opened in 1975 at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, and similar attractions were then eventually built at the other Disney parks.
  • Mount Saint Helens Erupts

    Mount Saint Helens Erupts
    In 1980, a major volcanic eruption occurred at Mount St. Helens, a volcano located in Washington, in the United States. The eruption (which was a VEI 5 event) was the only significant one to occur in the contiguous 48 U.S. states since the 1915 eruption of Lassen Peak in California. The eruption was preceded by a two-month series of earthquakes and steam-venting episodes, caused by an injection of magma at shallow depth below the volcano that created a huge bulge and a fracture system on the
  • Tucson Arizona Robbery

    Bond was set at $150,000 each today for two men arrested here yesterday on charges of participating in what the authorities said was the nation's largest bank robbery, the taking of $3.3 million in Tucson, Ariz., April 22.
  • Ronald Reagan's "Star Wars" Plan

    Ronald Reagan's "Star Wars" Plan
    The Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) was proposed by U.S. President Ronald Reagan on March 23, 1983, to use ground-based and space-based systems to protect the United States from attack by strategic nuclear ballistic missiles. The initiative focused on strategic defense rather than the prior strategic offense doctrine of Mutual Assured Destruction.
  • First Woman American to go to space- Sally ride

    First Woman American to go to space- Sally ride
    ally Ride was an American physicist and astronaut. Ride joined NASA in 1978 and at the age of 32, became the first American woman to enter into low Earth orbit in 1983. She left NASA in 1987 to work at Stanford University's Center for International Security and Arms Control and had served on the investigation panels for two space shuttle disasters (Challenger and Columbia)—the only person to serve on both.
  • The Challenger Disaster

    The Challenger Disaster
    The Space Shuttle Challenger disaster occurred on January 28, 1986, when Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members
  • Chernobyl Disaster

    Chernobyl Disaster
    The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, which was under the direct jurisdiction of the central authorities of the Soviet Union.
  • Gulf war

    Gulf war
    On August 2, 1990, Iraqi military forces invaded and occupied Kuwait.U.S. involvement in the situation was immediate, as Sheikh Jaber Al Sabah, the Emir of Kuwait, met with then-Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney to request U.S. military assistance, and President George Bush condemned Iraq's actions.
  • Desert Sheild

    Desert Sheild
    As the two Marine divisions and the direct support command positioned themselves around Kibrit in early January, General Moore and his staff settled into the new wing headquarters area at NAF Jubayl. The 15 January deadline imposed by the United Nations Security Council for Iraq to leave Kuwait rapidly approached. Although many important details needed to be finalized in the short time remaining,
  • Operation Desert Storm

    Operation Desert Storm
    On 17 January, DESERT STORM began with a coordinated attack which included Tomahawk land attack missiles (TLAMs) launched from cruisers, destroyers and battleships in the Persian Gulf and Red Sea. The TLAM launches opened a carefully crafted joint strategic air campaign. The initial barrage of over 100 TLAMs took out heavily defended targets in the vicinity of Baghdad and made a critical contribution to eliminating Iraqi air defenses and command and control capabilities.
  • Oklahoma City Bombing

    Oklahoma City Bombing
    The Oklahoma city bombing was at 9:02 A.M, as a rental trucked packed with explosives detonated in the front of a nine story building known as the Aflred P. Murrah Federal building in downtown oklahoma City. The explosion blew off the building's northing wall. The death toll stood at 168 people including 19 children who were in the day care center.
  • Y2K

    Y2K
    The Year 2000 problem (Also Known as the millienum Bug) as a problem for both digital and non-digital documentation and data storage situations which resulted from the practice of abbreviating a four-digit year to two digits.
  • Afghanistan

    Afghanistan
    The War in Afghanistan refers to the intervention in the Afghan Civil War by the United States and its allies, following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, to dismantle Al-Qaeda, the Islamic terrorist organization led by Osama bin Laden and to remove from power the Taliban, an Islamic fundamentalist regime led by Mullah Mohammed Omar, which at the time controlled 90% of Afghanistan and hosted Al-Qaeda leadership.
  • Fall of Kabul

    Fall of Kabul
    On the night of 12 November, Taliban forces fled from the city of Kabul, leaving under the cover of darkness. By the time Northern Alliance forces arrived in the afternoon of 13 November, only bomb craters, burned foliage, and the burnt-out shells of Taliban gun emplacements and positions were there to greet them. A group of about twenty hardline fighters hiding in the city's park were the only remaining defenders.
  • Battle of Qala-i-jangi

    Battle of Qala-i-jangi
    On 25 November, the day that Taliban fighters holding out in Kunduz surrendered and were being herded into the Qala-I-Janghi fortress near Mazar-I-Sharif, a few Taliban attacked some Northern Alliance guards, taking their weapons and opening fire. This incident soon triggered a widespread revolt by 300 prisoners, who soon seized the southern half of the complex, once a medieval fortress, including an armory stocked with small arms and crew-served weapons.
  • Battle of Tora Bora

    Battle of Tora Bora
    Al-Qaeda fighters were still holding out in the mountains of Tora Bora, however, while an anti-Taliban tribal militia steadily pushed bin Laden back across the difficult terrain, backed by Delta Force, UK Special Forces and withering air strikes by the U.S. Facing defeat, the al-Qaeda forces agreed to a truce to give them time to surrender their weapons. In retrospect, however, many believe that the truce was a ruse to allow important al-Qaeda figures, including Osama bin Laden, to escape.
  • Iraq War

    Iraq War
    The Iraq War was an armed conflict in Iraq that consisted of two phases. The first was an invasion of Ba'athist Iraq starting on 20 March 2003 by an invasion force led by the United States. It was followed by a longer phase of fighting, in which an insurgency emerged to oppose coalition forces and the newly formed Iraqi government.
  • Iraqi Freedom Withdrawing from Iraq

    Iraqi Freedom Withdrawing from Iraq
    On August 31, 2010, President Obama announced that the American combat mission in Iraq had ended. A transitional force of U.S. troops remained in Iraq with a different mission: advising and assisting Iraq’s Security Forces, supporting Iraqi troops in targeted counterterrorism missions, and protecting U.S. civilians.
  • Operation Enduring freedom With Drawing from Afghanistan

    Operation Enduring freedom With Drawing from Afghanistan
    The operation was originally called "Operation Infinite Justice" (often misquoted as "Operation Ultimate Justice"), but as similar phrases have been used by adherents of several religions as an exclusive description of God, it is believed to have been changed to avoid offense to Muslims, who are the majority religion in Afghanistan.
  • Operation New Dawn

    Operation New Dawn
    On December 15, 2011, U.S Armed Forces in Baghdad marked the official end of the war in Iraq. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other top U.S. military leaders observed the official end of U.S. Forces Iraq’s mission after nearly nine years of conflict that claimed the lives of nearly 4,500 U.S. troops.
  • Aurora Shooting

    Aurora Shooting
    On July 20, 2012, a mass shooting occurred inside of a Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, during a midnight screening of the film The Dark Knight Rises. A gunman, dressed in tactical clothing, set off tear gas grenades and shot into the audience with multiple firearms, killing 12 people and injuring 58 others. The sole suspect is James Eagan Holmes, who was arrested outside the cinema minutes later.
  • Sandy Hook Massecre

    Sandy Hook Massecre
    On Dec. 14, Adam Lanza, 20, killed 20 first-graders and six women at Sandy Hook with a semiautomatic rifle. Lanza then killed himself. Earlier, he had shot his mother to death at their Newtown home.