1960's Timeline

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    1960's Timeline

  • The birth control pill is approved by the FDA

    The FDA approved the birth control pill, Envoid-10, to help women have more reproductive freedom.
  • JFK gives the "man on the moon" speech

    JFK gave his man on the moon speech telling Congress that landing on the moon would "in many ways [it] may hold the key to our future" (JFK).
  • The first James Bond movie, Dr. No, was released

    The movie was about a British agent, James Bond, investigates series of killings in Jamaica, caused by Dr. No. Bond ends up killing Dr. No, and blowing up his lair.
  • The first Walmart was opended

    The first Walmart store was called "Walmart Discount City", and was opened by Sam Walton. It was opened in Rogers, Arkansas.
  • Rachel Carson published Silent Spring

    Silent Spring is a book credited with helping contemporary American enviromental movement to start.
  • First woman traveled to space

    A soviet woman named Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to travel into space aboard the Vostok 6 flight.
  • The Civil Acts Right is passed

    The Civil Rights Act is an act that forbids the discrimination against racial, ethnic, national, and religious minorities.
  • USA sends troops to Vietnam

    The USA sends 3500 Marines to Vietnam along the coast Da Nang.
  • Miniskrits first start appearing

    Mary Quant designed the miniskirt and released them.
  • The Rolling Stones mega hit "I can't get no satisfaction" is released in the US

    The song was basically only played in pirate radio stations because it was considered to be too sexually agressive to play on regular stations. It is considered to be one of the greatest rock songs ever recorded.
  • The Star Trek TV series airs for the first time

    The Star Trek series is about Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the Starship Enterprise explore the Galaxy and defend the United Federation of Planets.
  • First Super Bowl game was played

    The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Cheifs 35-10.
  • Martin Luther King was assisinated

    James Earl Ray assasinates MLK Jr. Martin Luther King's assasination started the most dangerous riots the United States has ever seen.
  • Woodstock Rock and Roll Concert

    Woodstock was a free concert that lasted four days, August 15-18th. It was protesting the government and the war. It was centered around music, drugs, sex, and peace. Woodstock was one of the most influential concerts ever.
  • Sesame Street first airs on TV

    Sesame Street is an educational show for kids. It uses muppets, animation, short films, humor, and cultural references.