1950s-2013 timeline

  • The Discovery of DNA

    The original discoverer of DNA was Rosalind Franklin in1952. 5 years later James Watson and Francis Crick came up with the design that the DNA holds in, the double helix.
  • First Colored Television

    On December 17th 1953 the first colored tv was introduced to the public and available for purchasing. Twenty-eight yeaars earlier was when a scientist named Zworykin first made the all electic television. It wasnt until later that the TV was affordable for the public.
  • United States Segregation Ended

    Previous to this day segregation in the united states causedblack people to have their own schools as well as their own jobs or any other situation that would cause a black and white person to run into each other. one of many events where a situation occured was when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white person on the public bus. This was one of the many influences that led to the outbreak of black people standing up for their race.
  • Discovery For A Cure For Polio

    Polio has a special spot in American history causing approximatly 3000 deaths as well as 60,000 total known instance. As of today we have derasticly cut down on this number to make it only 154 known occurances. All of which occur within 4 countries, Nigeria, Chad, Packistan, and Afganistan. The polio vaccine was discovered by Dr. Jonas Salk, he and his collueges from the university of Pittsburg medical school found the vaccine.
  • NASA Was Founded

    The origination of NASA was due to that America needed to land on the moon before Russia, and once Russia landed Spudnik 1 it motivated the United states to form the NASA program. Through history NASA can hold a large investment in the technology that we have today because of what we learned from these lunar missions. Mars had two major checkpoints before they made the attempt of landing on the moon, The first one was named project Mercury and the second was named project Gemini
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis- The Cold War is more of a serious of threats than an actual war. The Cuban Missile Crisis lasted 13 days on the threat of Russian missiles being fired from Cuba directed toward major American cities. The solution proposed by President Kennedy consisted of a quarantine enforced by blockade. This blockade prevented offensive weapons from reaching Cuba. America demanded Cuba to disassemble any military bases and return offensive weapons to the USSR.
  • Martin Luther King

    MLK, “I Have a Dream”- This is one of the best known speeches in American history. This speech focused on the future foreseen by Martin Luther King Jr. in which blacks have equal rights. This monumental speech indirectly led to the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This speech given in Washington D.C. is now taught and referenced in most American History classes throughout the nation.
  • Martin Luther King

    MLK, “I Have a Dream”- This is one of the best known speeches in American history. This speech focused on the future foreseen by Martin Luther King Jr. in which blacks have equal rights. This monumental speech indirectly led to the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This speech given in Washington D.C. is now taught and referenced in most American History classes throughout the nation.
  • John F Kennedy

    JFK assassination- John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States. His election in 1962 was widely supported and celebrated. This popular presidency came to an abrupt end as JFK was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald. Although many conspiracy theorists believe that Lee was simply the fall guy for this devastating event in America’s past.
  • Muhamad Ali

    Muhammad Ali wins World Heavy Weight Championship- Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) is considered by some to be the best boxer of all time. In 1964 Cassius fought Sonny Liston for the World Heavy Weight Championship and won. Soon after this victory, Cassius stuck to his nickname, Muhammad Ali, meaning One Worthy of Praise. This and many more victories led to wealth for Ali. He donated much of this wealth.
  • Woodstalk Festival

    Woodstock Festival- Woodstock Music & Art Fair began as a small fundraising venture in Wallkill, New York, but quickly became something much more. The location of the festival was soon changed to White Lake in Bethel, New York. This event was only expected to draw a crowd of 200,000 but quickly exceeded that amount well in to the 500,000-600,000 range. Woodstock focused on peace, love, and music.
  • Watergate Scandal

    The watergate scandal starts at a hotel called the watergate hotel where a security guard was making his rounds when he found a peice of tape holding a door open. the guard thought nothing of it and closed the door, when he did his round a second time the tape was there again and he called the police. When the police got there they arrested 5 "plummers" that had a background at the white house. their names were benard barker, virgilio gonzalez, Eugenio Martinez, Frank Sturgis, James McCord.
  • Roe vs Wade

    This Supreme Court Case is the focal point of many abortion debates. This court case ruled in favor of anonymous Jane Roe stating that a woman cannot be prevented by the state to have an abortion (in the first 6 months of pregnancy).
  • Sears Tower (Willis Tower)

    The 108 floor building was made in 1973 and stood 422 m tall. At the time this was the biggest building in the world. Right now though the building went to being the second tallest just in America.
  • Test Tube Baby

    On July 1978 the first test tube baby was born. Her name was Louise Brown. She was the first of many people to be born through this process although her later life would not be easy.
  • 3 Mile Island

    A nuclear disaster took place on this island where a powerplant had nuclear coolant spill out and overheat the plant. Within the first hour over 140,000 women and children were evacuated off of the island.
  • Mount Saint Helens

    On May 18, 1980, Mount Saint Helens erupted in Washington. The eruption exploded 1,300 feet of the mountain’s summit and created a wasteland and crater. On March 20, a seismograph recorded a 4.2 magnitude earthquake that happened under Mount Saint Helens. More small quakes happened from March 25-27. A volcanologist recorded the eruption and there an aerial view also took place on May 18 when the volcano erupted.
  • Space Shuttle

    Sent from Cape Canaveral, the Columbia space shuttle underwent its STS-1 mission. This shuttle was the first reusable space craft sent into orbit. The return to Earth was only 2 days after the launch.
  • Star Wars

    In 1983 America was being threatened to be bombed. so how did we deal with this situation? We invented a super weapon in space that blows up missles. This war ship was used as a tactical advantage for Ronald Regan to save America.
  • Chernobyl

    This famous tragedy occurred in USSR as a result of an unstable nuclear power plant. Considered to be the worst nuclear disaster in history, this melt down was a level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
  • Tiananmen Square

    Chaos rang out resulting from an overreaction to a nonviolent protest. Chinese government officials responded with excessive military force. Tanks met protesters in the famous geographical location, Tiananmen Square
  • Art Theft

    The largest art theft in U.S. history occurs in Boston, Massachusetts. Two thieves posing as policemen stole twelve paintings. Paintings were worth an estimated $100-200 million from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
  • Hubble Satellite

    The accomplishment gives us a view of the universe -one of NASA'S most sucesful and long lasting missions. The shuttle now adays orbits the earth.
  • Oklahoma Bombing

    Terroists were Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols -5,000 pound bomb was hidden in a Ryder truck and exploded outside Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building -168 people were killed, 19 of them were kids -worst attack on U.S soil until 9-11.
  • Blizzard in eastern America

    The blizzard started out in DC and Baltimore before it stretched through all of the east coast killing over 100 people in total. This was one of the most horrific storms in US history. They received a total of 38 inches in some counties.
  • Oklahoma Tornado

    A series of tornadoes strikes Oklahoma, including an F5 category storm that slams Oklahoma City. Through this a total of 38 people were killed.
  • Twin towers Crash and burn

    This historic event pops into the minds of Americans when asked to think of a tragic event. The famous extremist group, Al-Qaeda, coordinated this terrorist operation. A member of Al Qaeda crashed a Boeing 747 into the World Trade Center in New York. The crumbling tower crashed into its neighboring skyscraper causing them both to collapse.
  • Space Rover

    Mars Exploration Rover- Space, the final frontier. The exploration of Mars began in 2003 and continues today. Mars Rovers Spirit and Opportunity traverse the rocky terrain to of the world no longer unknown to us.
  • micheal Jackson

    Michael Jackson was famous for many things, The King of Pop, Jackson 5, and now for the historic trial. He was accused of molesting 13 year old Gavin Arvizo, but the court ruled in favor of Jackson in the verdict of not guilty on all 14 charges. Jackson was again in headlines in 2011 when he passed away.
  • Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane katrina was a class 5 hurricane that tore through the Gulf of Mexico and louisiana causes mass damage and destruction. A total of 125 billion dollars were paid in dues for the destruction.
  • Sadam's death

    After being convicted of crimes against humanity, Saddam was sentenced to death by hanging. He murdered 148 Shi’ites as an act of revenge. The Iraqi government enforced this operation.