The Sixties

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  • The Sixties begin

    The Sixties begin
  • Angelo Roncalli became Pope John the XXIII

    Angelo Roncalli became Pope John the XXIII
    in 1958. His election was controversial as they picked the liberal over the conservative as expected. He became known as "Good Pope John" and is said to be the most loved Pope in history
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    For What It's Worth in 1960

    The cost of a new house $12,700
    The mortgage interest rate 1.8%
    The cost of new car $2,600
    The average income $5,315
    A gallon of gas 25 cents
    A gallon of milk 50 cents
    A US Postage stamp 4 cents
    Unemployment Rate 5.5%
  • Kenedys question

    Kenedys question
    its not what you can do for your country its what your country can do for you
  • Fidel Castro seises property

    Fidel Castro seises property
    Fidel Castro confinscates 770 million dollars of United States property
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    The 23rd Amendment

    the United States Constitution is enacted, permitting the District of Columbia to choose Electors for President and Vice President. Fastest passage on record proposed on June 17, 1960 and ratified by the states on March 29, 1961.
  • The cold war is in full swing

    The cold war is in full swing
    Nikita Khrushchev banging his shoe on the table at the UN telling us he would bury us
  • Eisenhower's bids farwell

    Eisenhower's bids farwell
    "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."
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    The Berlin Wall was built

    THe Berlin Wall was built in the night between august 13th and 14th
  • Hurricane Carla Hits Texas Coast, Sept 1961

    Hurricane Carla Hits Texas Coast, Sept 1961
    Hurricane Carla Brings Tides Lashing Against Texas Coast.
    Most Intense Storm of Century Causes 400,000 Persons To Evacuate Coastal Areas of Louisiana and Texas
  • first interplanetary probe

    Mariner II is the first interplanetary probe. It reached Venus to became the first spacecraft to return useful scientific information from another planet.
  • The slinky was invented

    The slinky was invented
    the Slinky was invented andd started a slinky craze because it was so simple yet so entertaining
  • Martin Luther King jr. adresses 250,000 people on the lincon mamorial steps

    Martin Luther King jr. adresses 250,000 people on the lincon mamorial steps
    Martin Luther King Jr. addressed over 250,000 people from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in what has become known as the I Have A Dream speech. It became the catalyst for both the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which ended apartheid in the American South.
  • The Beatles become a band

    The Beatles become a band
  • The midway point of the Sixties

    The midway point of the Sixties
  • The Sixties end