Forest Gump Timeline

  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    Was a war that was fought some say for no reason. The war started ended on April 30,1975. The war was fought in South & North Vietnam. The North ended up winning the war. The capture of Saigon marked the end of the war.
  • John Lennon

    John Lennon
    He was born John Winston Lennon and he was the founder of rock band "the Beatles". He was born in Liverpool, England and learned music at a young age. On December 8th, 1980 he was gunned down by a man named Mark David Chapman & then pronounced dead at the hospital hours later.
  • JFK Assasination

    JFK Assasination
    President Kennedy was assasinated in Dallas, Texas on this day in history by Lee Harvey Oswald. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States. Lee Harvey Oswald was later killed by nightclub owner Jack Ruby. Some say it was a conspiracy theory between the killings.
  • Nike Inc

    Nike Inc
    The company was founded by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight , the headquarters are located at Washington County, Oregon.
  • Black Panther Party (Chapter 31; section3)

    Black Panther Party (Chapter 31; section3)
    The founder of the BP Party was Huey P. Newton. The group lasted until 1982 , and their colors were Black, Blue , and Green. It was founded in Oakland, California and was formed to create an end to police brutality toward African Americans.
  • MLK Assasination ( Chapter 29; section3 )

    MLK Assasination ( Chapter 29; section3 )
    Dr. Martin Luther King was killed in Memphis,TN on this day. He was only 39 at the time of his death. The assasins name was James Earl Ray and he was arrested on March 10 and pleaded guilty then recieved 99 years.
  • President Nixon (Chapter 34,section1)

    President Nixon (Chapter 34,section1)
    Was the 37th president of the US. He was in office until August 9, 1974. He was succeeded by Gerald Ford, and Mr.Nixon was also involved in the "Watergate Scandal".
  • First Moon Landing

    First Moon Landing
    Crew containing 3 people , the vehicle that was used was the Saturn V SA-506. The people that officially stepped foot on the moon were : Neil Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin.
  • Hurricane Carmen

    Hurricane Carmen
    Was a hurricane that formed around Puerto Rico & the southern U.S. It was a category 4 storm and there were a total of 8 deaths & more than 162$ million in damage!
  • Apple Inc.

    Apple Inc.
    Was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne. Headquarters are located at Infinite Lo Cupertino, CA. There are 72,000 employees as of 2012.
  • HIV Aids

    HIV Aids
    The initial causes were sharing drug needles, and gay men. It is a member of the retrovirus family that causes a failure in the immune system.