My Family Tree Timeline

Timeline created by roadrunner994
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion Begins

    Bay of Pigs Invasion Begins
    A failed attempt in 1961 by U.S.-trained Cuban exiles to invade Cuba and overthrow the government of Fidel Castro, resulting in considerable embarrassment for the administration of President John F. Kennedy.
  • JFK Assassination

    JFK Assassination
    The assassination of president John F. Kennedy in Dallas Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald
  • MLK Assassination

    MLK Assassination
    The assassination of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Motel by James Earl Ray.
  • First Moonwalk

    First Moonwalk
    Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first two men to set foot on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission.
  • First Model of the IBM PC

    First Model of the IBM PC
    The IBM PC was the first personal computer, an invention that has essentially filled the modern world.
  • Y2K Scare

    Y2K Scare
    the fear that all computers worldwide would cease to function as intended on January 1, 2000
  • 9/11

    On this date, two hijacked commercial airliners were flown into the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. A third hijacked airliner was crashed into the Pentagon, and a fourth went down in a field in Pennsylvania : the shroud of 9/11 will be draped over the nation's heart forever.
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    Gulag Archipelago

    a system of labor camps maintained in the Soviet Union from 1930 to 1960
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    Frederic Betz

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    Approximate TIme Span of the Cold War

    the state of political hostility that existed between the Soviet bloc countries and the U.S.-led Western powers from c.1945 to c.1990.
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    Korean War

    UN troops, dominated by U.S. forces, countered the invasion of South Korea by North Korean forces by invading North Korea, while China intervened on the side of the North. Peace negotiations were begun in 1951, and the war ended two years later with the restoration of previous boundaries.
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    Vietnam War

    After the partition of Vietnam in 1954, the communist North attempted to unite the country as a communist state, fueling U.S. concern over the possible spread of communism in Southeast Asia. After two U.S. destroyers were reportedly fired on in the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964, U.S. Army forces were sent to Vietnam, supported by contingents from South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand, while U.S. aircraft bombed North Vietnamese forces and areas of Cambodia. The Tet Offensive of 1968 damaged
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    Berlin Wall

    a fortified and heavily guarded wall built on the boundary between East and West Berlin in 1961 by the communist authorities, chiefly to curb the flow of East Germans to the West. It was opened in November 1989 after the collapse of the communist regime in East Germany and subsequently was dismantled.
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    Karen Sytsma

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    Persian Gulf War

    the war of January and February 1991 in which an international coalition of forces assembled in Saudi Arabia under the auspices of the United Nations forced the withdrawal of Saddam Hussein's Iraqi forces from Kuwait, which they had invaded and occupied in August 1990.
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    Josiah Sytsma