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    The 1960's

  • First Televised Debate between candidates

    First Televised Debate between candidates
    Democratic candidate, John F Kennedy, had a debate against Republican candidate, Richard Nixon
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Arrested at a sit in.

    On Oct. 19, Martin Luther King, Jr., joins a student sit-in at a whites-only restaurant inside of an Atlanta department store, Rich's. He is arrested along with 51 other protesters on the charge of trespassing. On probation for driving without a valid Georgia license (he had an Alabama license), a Dekalb County judge sentences MLK to four months in prison doing hard labor. Presidential candidate John F. Kennedy phones King's wife, Coretta, to offer encouragement while his brother, Robert Kennedy
  • Yuri Gagrin, first man to orbit the earth

    The space race is on!
  • Bay Of Pigs

  • the Supreme Court rules that the University of Mississippi must admit African-American student and veteran James Meredith.

  • First American in space

    Space Race!
  • Civil Rights Act Passed

  • "I have a Dream" Speech

  • Kennedy's Assisnation

    The VideoThey were in a kind of parade in dallas in a limo with his wife and john collnally and his wife nellie “YOu can’t say that dallas isn’t friendly to you today”Few seconds later he was shotHe diedLee Harvey Oswald was charged with murderLyndon Johnson became President
  • First Anti-war March through Washington

    Only 25,000 people but it was the largest yet.
  • US Troops sent to Vietnam

    U.S. Sends Troops to Vietnam (1965): In response to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident of August 2 and 4, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson, per the authority given to him by Congress in the subsequent Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, decided to escalate the Vietnam Conflict by sending U.S. ground troops to Vietnam. On March 8, 1965, 3,500 U.S. Marines landed near Da Nang in South Vietnam; they are the first U.S. troops arrive in Vietnam.
  • In 1965, David Miller publically burnt his draft card (call-up notice) and was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.

  • Norman Morrison Set himself on fire for protest of the war

    In November, 1965, Norman Morrison, a Quaker from Baltimore, followed the example of the Buddhist monk, Thich Quang Due, and publically burnt himself to death.
  • Black Panther Party established

  • Star Trek Airs

  • First Superbowl

    . The National Football League (NFL) champion Green Bay Packers defeated the American Football League (AFL) champion Kansas City Chiefs by the score of 35–10.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Assisnated

    Martin Luther King, Jr., a prominent American leader of the African-American civil rights movement and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, at the age of 39.
  • Robert F. Kennedy Assisnated

  • Neil Armstrong first man to step on moon

  • Woodstock

    It was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre (2.4 km²; 240 ha, 0.94 mi²) dairy farm in the Catskills near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to August 18, 1969. Bethel, in Sullivan County, is 43 miles (69 km) southwest of the town of Woodstock, New York, in adjoining Ulster County.