40 Years of Joel

By M11911
  • Harry Truman

    Elected after F.D.R.'s death.Also gave Authorization to Use the Atomic Bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end WWII. For more information:
  • Koran War

    Koran War
    North Korea and South Korea declare war after Northern forces stream south on June 25.
  • John F. Kennedy beats Richard Nixon in the November 8 general election

    John F. Kennedy beats Richard Nixon in the November 8 general election
    HE WON!! .....
  • Boxing

    Liston beats Patterson: Sonny Liston and Floyd Patterson fight for the world heavyweight championship on September 25, ending in a first-round knockout. This match marked the first time Patterson had ever been knocked out and one of only eight losses in his 20-year professional career.
  • Kennedy Blown Away

    Kennedy Blown Away
    Lee Harvey Oswald Shoots Kennedy in his motorcade
  • Vietnam War

    Ho Chi Minh: A Vietnamese communist, who served as President of Vietnam from 1954–1969. March 2 Operation Rolling Thunder begins bombing of the Ho Chi Minh Trail supply line from North Vietnam to the Vietcong rebels in the south. On March 8, the first U.S. combat troops, 3,500 marines, land in South Vietnam
  • Apollo Landing on moon

    Apollo Landing on moon
    Moonshot: Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing, successfully lands on the moon
  • Watergate

    Watergate: Political scandal that began when the Democratic National Committee's headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, DC was broken into. After the break-in, word began to spread that President Richard Nixon (a Republican) may have known about the break-in, and tried to cover it up. The scandal would ultimately result in the resignation of President Nixon, and to date, this remains the only time that anyone has ever resigned the United States Presidency
  • Heavy Metal

    Heavy Metal
    Heavy metal suicide: In the 1980s Ozzy Osbourne and the bands Judas Priest and Metallica were brought to court by parents who accused the musicians of hiding subliminal pro-suicide messages in their mus
  • Cola Wars

    Cola Wars
    Rock-and-roller cola wars: Soft drink giants Coke and Pepsi each run marketing campaigns using rock & roll and popular music stars to reach the teenage and young adult demographic.