Forest Gump Living History

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  • Ronald Reagan/ Reaganomics

     Ronald Reagan/ Reaganomics
    long before the call of politics, Reagan signed to work with General Electric and began on the stepping stones that would lead him to the life of a politician. .
  • The Korean War

    The Korean War
    In South Korea, Republic Of Korea elections. Many conservatives ousted by moderates
  • Joseph McCarthy- McCarthyism

    Joseph McCarthy- McCarthyism
    McCarthy campaigns in 15 states in behalf of anti-Communist candidates. Conservatives' victories further increase his power and influence.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    Brown v. Board of Education was filed in Federal district court, in Kansas.
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X
    Malcolm is released on parole, spends one night with Ella Collins, then goes to Detroit to live with his brother Wilfred.
  • George Wallace, Governor of Alabama

     George Wallace, Governor of Alabama
    The U.S. Supreme Court calls for an end to segregation in public schools in their ruling on Brown vs. The Board of Education
  • The “Little Rock Nine”

    The “Little Rock Nine”
    The Little Rock School Board issues a policy statement saying it will comply with the Supreme Court's decision when the Court outlines the method to be followed and the time to be allowed
  • Lyndon B. Johnson

     Lyndon B. Johnson
    Johnson is elected Majority Leader of the Senate
  • Emmett Till’s murder

     Emmett Till’s murder
    Emmett joins a group of teenagers, seven boys and one girl, to go to Bryant's Grocery and Meat Market for refreshments to cool off after a long day of picking cotton in the hot sun.
  • John Lennon’s Murder

    John Lennon’s Murder
    Lennon's mother buys her son his first guitar. He forms the group the Quarrymen with friends Pete Shotton, Nigel Whalley and Ivan Vaughn
  • The Space Race

    The Space Race
    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.
  • Martin Luther King

    Martin Luther King
    During the unsuccessful Albany, Georgia movement, King is arrested on July 27 and jailed.
  • Assassination of John F. Kennedy

    Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    A rifle is found on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository building.
  • War And Protest

    War And Protest
    one month before his assassination, Malcolm X, a militant advocate of African-American rights, denounced United States involvement in Vietnam. He said that Africans and African-Americans were on the same side as 'those little rice farmers'
  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement
    In Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court ruled that prohibiting interracial marriage was unconstitutional. Sixteen states that still banned interracial marriage at the time were forced to revise their laws
  • Richard Nixon/ Watergate Scandal

     Richard Nixon/ Watergate Scandal
    1968 Richard Milhous Nixon, the 55-year-old former vice president who lost the presidency for the Republicans in 1960, reclaims it by defeating Hubert Humphrey in one of the closest elections in U.S. history.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    Sihanouk Ousted in Cambodia: Prince Sihanouk's attempt to maintain Cambodia's neutrality while war waged in neighboring Vietnam forced him to strike opportunistic alliances with China, and then the United States. Such vacillating weakened his government, leading to a coup orchestrated by his defense minister, Lon Nol.
  • Cold War

    Cold War
    United States helps overthrow Chile government
  • Disco Music/Culture

    Disco Music/Culture
    the disco sound hit the top of the Billboard charts with “Rock The Boat,” by the Hues Corporation.
  • Woodstock, 1969

     Woodstock, 1969
    Woodstock Reunion 1979 was a rock concert held in NY in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the original 1969 Woodstock festival.
  • Jimmy Carter/ Iran Hostage Crisis

    Jimmy Carter/ Iran Hostage Crisis
    an angry mob of young Islamic revolutionaries overran the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 60 Americans hostage.
  • hiv/aids

    AIDS was first reported.
  • Assassination attempt of Ronald

    Assassination attempt of Ronald
    Six shots were fired at Reagan and his security detail at around 1:30 p.m. ET in Washington, D.C. One bullet struck the president in his left lung, barely missing his heart after ricocheting off the bullet proof limo.