The Vaccine for Polio is released as safe for people.
Albert Einstein Dies
One of the smartest people in the world, Albert Einstein dies at age 76.
West Germany Join NATO
After the approval, West Germany joins the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
In response of West Germany's entrance of NATO, the Warsaw Pact is formed, the countries consist of the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, and Romania.
The Vietnam War Begins
The Vietnam War begins after North and South Vietnam want their regime to be one, but under their own rule. The Soviets backed North Vietnam and the United States backed South Vietnam.
While on a bus, an African-American woman named Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat for a white man. She is arrested by the police.
Bikini Atoll Hydrogen Bomb Test
The United States test a hydrogen bomb on the small island of Bikini Atoll.
Pledge of Allegiance Edited
President Eisenhower adds the phrase "under God to the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Hungarian Uprising was a reformist movement that took shape in Soviet-bloc Hungary in the second half of 1956. Led chiefly by students, the protestors demanded the de-Stalinisation of their country and liberal reforms and freedoms.
Soviet Tanks and Troops Invade Hungary
A day after the Hungarian Revolution starts, the Soviets send tanks and troops into Hungary.
In retaliation for all the Arab countries attacking Israel, Israel responds with action and invades the Gaza Strip and the Sinai Peninsula.
The Soviet Union launches the world's first orbiting satellite into space called Sputnik.
Alaska Becomes the 49th State
Alaska becomes the 49th State of the U.S.
Hawaii becomes the 50th State
Hawaii becomes the 50th State in the U.S.
Viet Cong is Formed
The National Liberation Front or so-called the Viet Cong is formed.
John F. Kennedy
John F. Kennedy becomes the President of the United States
Lyndon B. Johnson
Lyndon B. Johnson becomes the President of the United States, after the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
John F. Kennedy Assassinated
In Dallas, Texas, President JFK is assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald.
Gulf of Tonkin Incident
In August 1964, in response to an alleged attack by North Vietnamese patrol boats on U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin, the U.S. Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to take any action necessary to deal with threats against U.S. forces and allies in Southeast Asia.
Operation Barrel Roll/ Bombing of Laos Begins
This is the beginning of the bombing of Laos.
Operation Rolling Thunder
Operation Rolling Thunder was the title of a gradual and sustained aerial bombardment campaign conducted by the United States 2nd Air Division, U.S. Navy, and Republic of Vietnam Air Force against the Democratic Republic of Vietnam from 2 March 1965 until 2 November 1968, during the Vietnam War.
United States Lands In South Vietnam
The United States first land in South Vietnam to fight against the spread of Communism in the south.
Battle of Ia Drang Valley
The Battle of Ia Drang was the first major battle between the United States Army and the People's Army of Vietnam.
My Lai Massacre
The My Lai Massacre was one of the most horrific incidents committed against unarmed Vietnamese civilians during the war, committed by American Soldiers.
Richard Nixon becomes the President of the United States of America.
Battle of Hamburger Hill
Also known as Hill 937, the battle, which was fought on May 10-20, 1969 was a direct assault against a heavily defended and strategically insignificant hill, resulted in over 400 U.S. casualties and caused an outrage back home.
Death of Ho Chi Minh
The death of Ho Chi Minh sends shockwaves throughout North Vietnam.
The United States invades Cambodia
On April 30 1970 President Nixon announced the invasion of Cambodia because the North Vietnamese invaded Cambodia and they ask the US to help drive the North Vietnamese out.
The First Americans Leave Vietnam
President Nixon announces that the first American troops have left Vietnam.
Last American Troops Withdrawn From Vietnam
Richard Nixon announces the last withdrawal of American troops from Vietnam. The South Vietnamese are left alone to fight the North Vietnamese
Gerald Ford becomes the President of the United States of America.
South Vietnam Falls to North Vietnam / Vietnam War End
2 years after the withdrawal of American troops from Vietnam, South Vietnam has been struggling and finally fell to the Communists. After the fall of Saigon, the Vietnam War ends.