• TV

    In the 50's there where 102 TV manufactures. Approximately 3.1 million people had television sets in the 50's. The baby boom fueled the success of the TV.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    The Korean War started. 75,000 North Korean people's Army invaded the 38th parallel. The war was against the forces of communism.The war came to the end in 1953.
  • Rock and Roll

    Rock and Roll
    Rock and roll changed the world. Rock and Roll developed from the Rythem and Blues. this led to the 33 rpm record and the 45 rpm record.
  • Disneyland

    On this day for only for a few thousand people. The next day it opened up for the public. Disneyland used to be an 160-acre orange orchard. it $17 million to build Disneyland.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    42 year old Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man while riding the city bus.By doing this Rosa was arrested and fined for Segregation.
  • Bay of Pigs

    Bay of Pigs
    1,300 exiles armed with the United States wepons landed on the Bay of Pigs. They hoped to gain support from the local populations.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    Tryin to unify the country of Vietnam into a communist Government. Attempting to prevent the spread of communism.
  • JFK

    John F Kennedy increased American involvement in Vietnam. he was elected the 35th president of the United States of America. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963.
  • Lee Harvey Oswald

    Lee Harvey Oswald
    Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated JFK on November 22,1963. 2 days later Harvey was killed in the basement of the DallasPolice Headquarters.
  • First man on the moon

    First man on the moon
    Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins were the first astronauts on Apollo 11. 4 days later they safely landed on the moon. on july 20 1969 Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon.
  • Sears Tower

    Sears Tower
    Tallest tower in the world. This tower is 100- stories tall. This structure is 1,454 feet tall structure. This structure costs more than $150 million dollars worth. More then 1,500 men have worked on this building.
  • Abortion

    The termination of a pregancy. So that it does not result in birth.
  • VCR

    The first VHS VCR came out in the fall of 1977. This VCR had a recording feature that you could record up to two hours worth of video.
  • Test Tube Baby

    Test Tube Baby
    Women who have blocked Fallopian tubes, can go to a doctor to get pregnant. The doctor takes the womens egg and then mans sperm and mixes them together anf then puts them in a solution in a tube til they are fertilized. Once the egg is fertilized the doctor puts the egg into the mom to then develope the rest of the way.
  • Jonestown Massacre

    Jonestown Massacre
    918 people were killed. This was the most deadly non-natural disaster in the U.S. This still remains the only time a U.S. congressman was killed in the line of duty.
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    Walls and electrofied fences that extended for 28 miles through berlin and 75 miles through West Berlin.
  • Lennon Killed

    Lennon Killed
    English musician, songwriter, and singer who rose to worldwide fame as a founder of the Beetles. His killer said that he thought he would be famous by killing Lennon, but instead he was a murderer.
  • Aids

    the USA was the first country to bring Aids into the public consciousness. Establishment of AIDS as one of the most politicised, feared and controversial diseases in the history of modern medicine.
  • Sally Ride

    Sally Ride
    Sally was the first woman to venture into space and this influenced alot of women, and she just recently died of pancreatic cancer.
  • Crack and Cocaine

    Crack and Cocaine
    Most addictive from of cocaine. termed rock, work, hard, iron, cavvy, base, or just crack.
  • Rap Music

    Rap Music
    By this time rap matured from old-school-style music to new-school-style music. this included more complex lyrics with louder music. Eminem was the most popular artist of this time.
  • Gulf War

    Gulf War
    The Iraqi leader accused Kuwait along with the United Arab Emirates of flooding the world oil market. The Iraqi leader also accused Kuwait of stealing oil for a disputed supply.
  • Oklahoma City Bombing

    Oklahoma City Bombing
    A 5,000 pound bomb was hid inside of a Ryder truck. The bomb exploded just outside of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. This bomb killed 168 people and caused massive damage. The people that were responsible for this bombing were home-grown terriorists.
  • Cloned Sheep

    Cloned Sheep
    Dolly the sheep was the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell. This proved that adult cells can reprogram themselfs into new beings.
  • Columbine Massacre

    Columbine Massacre
    During one school day two senior boys at Columbine High school walked through the halls of their school and started shooting their peers. When the boys were all done they killed 12 students, 1 teacher, and themselves. They also left 21 more students injured.
  • 9/11

    An islamic group called al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, most poeple know them as the twin towers though. a third plane hit the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
  • Girls held hostage for 10 years

    Girls held hostage for 10 years
    3 girls were abducted by a man who offered them a ride and they all agreed. One of them was friends with his daughter and they were held captive for 10 years in ohio until they were finally found.
  • Plane in Hudson

    Plane in Hudson
    A plane took off and was only in the air for a few minutes when a flock of birds hit the plane knocking off both engines. The pilot had no other option than to land the plane so he landed it safely in the Hudson river and there were no deaths or injuries of the people on the plane.
  • Gay Marriage

    Gay Marriage
    This law made it legal for someone to marry the same sex if they wish to.
  • Tsunami in Asia

    Tsunami in Asia
    The Tsunami in Asia took place because of an earth quake. the earth quake measured 9.3 on a retar scale. Up to 275,000 people were killed during this Tsunami. 128,000 were found in Indonesia alone.