America in the 60's

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In History
  • President Kennedy is Elected

    President Kennedy is Elected
    President Kennedy won the election 303 to 219 in the electoral college and by a 0.17% margin in the popular.
  • Berlin Wall is Constructed

    Berlin Wall is Constructed
    the Wall completely cut off West Berlin from surrounding East Germany and from East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989. Its demolition officially began on June 13, 1990 and was completed in 1992.
  • Cuban Missle Crisis

    Cuban Missle Crisis
    a 13-day confrontation between the United States and the Soviet Union initiated by the American discovery of Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba.
  • President John F. Kennedy was assassinated

    The 35th President of America JFK was assassinated while riding in a convertible in Dallas, Texas.
  • The Beatles arrive in the US

    The Beatles arrive in the US
    They arrived at JFK airport, and greeted by their American fanbase.
  • Gulf of Tonkin Incident

    aka. the USS Maddox, led the US to engage in more direct war in Vietnam.
  • Thurgood Marshall nominated to the Supreme Court

    Thurgood Marshall nominated to the Supreme Court
    hurgood Marshall - Appointed to the Supreme Court. In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court.
  • The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's album

    The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's album
    Released June 2 in the US. The Beatles 8th studio album.
  • Tet Offensive

    The Tet Offensive was a series of surprise attacks by the Vietcong and North Vietnamese forces, on scores of cities, towns, and hamlets throughout South Vietnam. It was considered to be a turning point in the Vietnam War.
  • Robert Kennedy is Assassinated

    He was close to winning the Democratic party nomination and likely would have been president, until he was shot in Los Angeles, CA
  • Richard Nixon is Elected

    Former vice president Richard Nixon defeated incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey.
  • American Astronauts land on the moon

    Apollo 11 was the first flight to land on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are the main crew. This was a significant day to the Space Race.