Cold War

  • Doris Day

    She was a famous singer at 16. She toured with the Les Brown Band and made her first movie in 1948.
  • Presidnet Truman

    Harry S Truman became U.S. President when President Roosevelt died in 1945. He made the decision to drop the atom bomb.
  • H-Bomb

    The Hydrogen Bomb was developed under the guidance of Dr. William Teller. It was many times more powerful than an Atomic Bomb.
  • Brando

    Marlon Brando became a top movie actor. He was known for his brooding and mumbling acting style. He was awarded an Academy Award for his role in "On the Waterfront" that brought him to be a top box-office draw.
  • Einstein

    Albert Einstein made up the Theory of Relativity in 1903 and was considered one the world's smartest scientists.
  • Khrushchev

    Nikita Khrushchev emerged as a leader in the Soviet Union after the death of dictator Josef Stalin. In 1956, he put in a reform and indirectly criticized Stalin and his methods.
  • Princess Grace

    Princess Grace
    Actress Grace Kelly left Hollywood to marry Prince Ranier of Monaco. She went by Princess Grace.
  • Little Rock

    Little Rock
    Nine African-American students came into Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. Governor Faubus tolded the Arkansas National Guard to surround Central High School to keep the nine students from entering the school, because he believed black and whites should be segregated
  • Begin

    Begin was Prime Minister of Israel.
  • Palestine

    Palestinians debated unfair treatment by the Israelis.
  • Wheel of Fortune

    Wheel of Fortune
    The Wheel of Fortune TV show became popular.
  • Homeless Vets

    Homeless Vets
    Many veterans of the Vietnam conflict became homeless. A major problem with them was drug addiction or alcoholism.
  • Bernie Goetz

    Bernie Goetz
    A New Yorker on the subway, when American youths approached Goetz and demanded $5 from him. He pulled out a gun and shot all four. Then he shot one of the youths again, as he lay on the floor, severing the spinal cord and paralyzing him.
  • Richard Nixon back again

    Richard Nixon back  again
    After losing the election for President to John F. Kennedy in 1960 and then losing his bid to be Governor of California in 1962, former Vice President Richard Nixon fought back to return prominence in national politics.