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    Major Events In The 1960's

    This timeline covers important events in the 1960's
  • Presidential Debates

    The very first presidential debates to be televised. It was between JFK and Nixon
  • JFK Elected

    JFK is elected to be the president of the United States of America
  • Bay Of Pigs Invasion

    An invasion in which CIA trained exiles from Cuba tried to overthrow the Cuban government with the help of the US
  • Man On The Moon

    JFK gives his man on the moon speech encouraging all americans to work towards getting a man to and from the moon
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    A confrontation between the forces of Soviet Union and the Cubans against the Americans which lasted for 13 days and almost started a nuclear war
  • I Have A Dream

    Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his speech which calls out for all racism in America to stop
  • JFK Assassination

    JFK is assassinated while on a parade in his open convertible car in texas.
  • Civil Rights Acts

    Persident Lyndon passes the civil rights act which outlawed any racial segregation in school, public places and workplaces
  • National Voting Rights Act

    President Lyndon passes the national voting right act which allows all African-Americans to vote
  • Heart Transplant

    The very first heart transplant was conducted an it ended in a success
  • Martin Luth King Jr. Assassinated

    Martin Luth King Jr. was assassinated in his appartment building by James Earl Ray
  • RFK Assissinated

    Robert F. Kennedy brother of JFK is assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan in California
  • Moon Landing

    Neil Armstrong becomes the first man on the moon fulfilling JFK's dream of launching a space mission to get a man to and from space safetly