Civil war

cold war thru civil rights -- Justus locus, Michael Jenkins

  • Division of Korea

    Division of Korea
    Korea divided into United States and Soviet occupation zones along 38th parallel
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    The Korean War

  • The invasion Begins

    The invasion Begins
    North Korean People's Army invades South Korea.United Nations calls for an end of aggression.
  • The Airfield Attack

    The Airfield Attack
    United Nations asks member countries to aid Republic of Korea. United States announces intervention. North Korea attacks Seoul airfield.
  • Capturing of Seoul

    Capturing of Seoul
    United States bombers attack troops in Han River area. North Korean army captures Seoul.
  • Truman Orders Bombings

    Truman Orders Bombings
    President Truman orders ground forces into Korea and authorizes Air Force to bomb North Korea.
  • U.S crosses 38th parallel

    U.S crosses 38th parallel
    United Nations forces cross 38th parallel. UN sanctions defeat of North Korea and attempted reunification.
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    Space Race

  • Space Race Begin

    Space Race Begin
    Oct. 4 - USSR launches Sputnik 1.
    Nov. 3 - USSR launches Sputnik 2 which carried a small dog named Laika into orbit.
  • U.S.A

    Jan. 31 - Explorer 1, the first American satellite to reach orbit, is launched. It carried scientific equipment that lead to the discovery of the Van Allen radiation belt.
    Mar. 5 - Explorer 2 is launced but it fails to reach orbit.

    Jan. 2 - Luna 1 is launched by the USSR. It is the first man made object to orbit the Sun.
    Mar. 3 - Pioneer 4 is launched on a Earth-Moon trajectory. It passed within 37,000 miles of the Moon before falling into a solar orbit.
    Apr. 2 - The "Mercury Seven" astronauts are selected by NASA.
    Sep. 12 - Luna 2 is launched. It impacts the Moon on September 13, becoming the first man-made object to do so.
    Oct. 4 - Luna 3 orbits the Moon and photographs 70% of its surface.
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    The vietnam War

  • USA

    Apr. 1 - Tiros 1, the first successful weather satellite, is launched.
    Aug. 18 - The US launches Discoverer XIV, its first camera equipped spy satellite.
    Nov. 8 - John F. Kennedy is elected the 35th President of the United States.
  • Battle of Ap back

    Battle of Ap Bac was the first major battle in the Vietnam war. It was a village in Dinh Tuong province, 50 miles southwest of Saigon. The battle resulted in heavy casualties on a much more superior South Vietnamese troops with American assistance in weapons and planning
  • Battle of La Drang Valley

    Battle of Ia Drang was the first major battle between regular U.S and People’s Army of Vietnam troops.At the Landing Zone X-Ray and Albany in La Drang Valley, Central Highlands of South Vietnam.Despite heavy casualties on both sides, both claimed the battle was a victory of their owns
  • Battle of Khe Sanh

    Took place in Quang Tri province, North-western South Vietnam .For the next 77 days, ARVN and U.S. Marines fought until Operation Pegasus ended the siege. Khe Sanh turned out to be one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.
  • The Tet Offensive

    The North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops surprisingly launched the Tet Offensive. A series of aggressive and coordinated surprise attacks on over 100 major towns and cities throughout South Vietnam. The Tet Offensive was, in deed, a massive military defeat for the North communists

    Mar. 27 - Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, dies in a plane crash.
    Sep. 15 - Zond 5 is launched. It carried a biological payload (including two turtles) around the Moon and returned to Earth six days later.
    Oct. 11 - The crew of Apollo 7 begin a 10 day mission to study the new spacecraft.
    Dec. 21 - Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders begin the first manned journey from the Earth to the Moon. On Christmas Eve they take turns reading Genesis in a broadcast heard around
  • USA

    Jan. 16 - Soyuz 4 & 5 perform the first Soviet spacecraft docking.
    Jul. 20 - Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin become the first men to walk on the Moon while crewmate Michael Collins orbits around the Moon alone.
    Nov. 19 - Pete Conrad and Alan Bean perform the first precision lunar landing, touching down just 600 feet from the Surveyor 3 probe that arrived two years earlier.
  • Battle of Hamburger Hill

    It took place on Hill 937which would be later known as “Hamburger Hill”.Some consider this battle as a turning point for Americans in the conflict as it became more and more unpopular at home. Many started to doubt whether they should be involved in Vietnam.President Nixon announced the first troop withdrawal from South Vietnam.
  • Easter Offensive

    This largest invasion since the Korean War was launched in an attempt to influence the 1972 U.S presidential election as well as to improve its negotiating position at the peace talk in Paris. The PAVN launched the attacks on 3 fronts simultaneously: Quang Tri – Hue, Kon Tum and Binh.Although the Easter Offensive turned out to be another military defeat, the North Vietnamese did achieve 2 important goals.