Bald eagle head and american flag1 1

forrest gump

  • Period: to

    forrest gump

  • Joseph McCarthy- McCarthyism

    Joseph McCarthy- McCarthyism
    The 1950 events sharply increased the sense of threat from Communism in the U.S.
  • the korean war

    the korean war
    The Korean War (Korean: 6·25전쟁; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union. It was primarily the result of the political division of Korea by an agreement of the victorious Allies at the conclusion of the Pacific War at the end of World War II.
  • Ku Klux Klan

    Ku Klux Klan
    Christmas Eve bombing of the home of NAACP
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    A political organization and army in South Vietnam and Cambodia that fought the United States and South Vietnamese governments during the Vietnam War(1954-1975) , and emerged on the winning side (north). It had both guerrilla and regular army units, as well as a network of cadres who organized peasants in the territory it controlled
  • Emmett Till's Murder

    Emmett Till's Murder
    A 14-year-old African American teenager was brutally murdered by white men while visiting relatives in Mississippi.
  • Suez Crisis

    Suez Crisis
    Was a diplomatic and military confrontation between Egypt on one side, and Britain, France and Israel on the other, with the United States, the Soviet Union, and the United Nations playing major roles in forcing Britain, France and Israel to withdraw.
  • space race

    space race
    The Space Race was a mid-to-late 20th century competition between the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (USA) for supremacy in space exploration. Between 1957 and 1975, the Cold War rivalry between the two nations focused on attaining firsts in space exploration, which were seen as necessary for national security and symbolic of technological and ideological superiority.
  • Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix
    After law enforcement authorities had twice caught Hendrix riding in stolen cars, he was given a choice between spending time in prison or serving in the US military: he chose the latter and enlisted in the Army.
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    Was a 13-day confrontation between the Soviet Union and Cuba on one side, and the United States on the other,
  • Integration in University of Alabama

    Integration in University of Alabama
    A federal district court in Alabama ordered the University of Alabama to admit African American students Vivien Malone and James Hood during its summer session.
  • Assassination of JFK

    Assassination of JFK
    • John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time (18:30 UTC) on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza,dallas texas.
  • war protests

    war protests
    The movement against the involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War began in the U.S. with demonstrations in 1964 and grew in strength in later years. The U.S. became polarized between those who advocated continued involvement in Vietnam, and those who wanted peace.
  • cold war

    cold war
    The Cold War, often dated from 1947 to 1991, was a sustained state of political and military tension between powers in the Western Bloc, dominated by the United States with NATO among its allies, and powers in the Eastern Bloc, dominated by the Soviet Union along with the Warsaw Pact.
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X
    Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist
  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement
    The first March from Selma to Montgomery was held on this day. Also known as "Bloody Sunday" — when 600 marchers, protesting the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson and ongoing exclusion from the electoral process, were attacked by state and local police with billy clubs and tear gas.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr

    Martin Luther King, Jr
    Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American clergyman, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience
  • Nike

    The company changed its name from Blue Ribbon Sports to Nike, Inc.
  • Jimmy Cater

    Jimmy Cater
    In the third mile of a tough 6.2-mile race through the Catoctin Mountains in Maryland, Jimmy Carter suffered from heat exhaustion.
  • Jimmy Carter/ Iran hostage crisis

    Jimmy Carter/ Iran hostage crisis
    52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days, after a group of Islamist students and militants supporting the Iranian Revolution took over the American Embassy in Tehran.
  • hiv

    The history of HIV/AIDS in the United States began in about 1969, when HIV likely entered the United States through a single infected immigrant. In the late 1970s (1978) and early 1980s, doctors in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco began seeing young men with Kaposi's Sarcoma, a cancer usually associated with elderly men of Mediterranean ethnicity.
  • Ronald Reagan/ Reaganomics

    Ronald Reagan/ Reaganomics
    The four pillars of Reagan's economic policy were to reduce the growth of government spending, reduce the federal income tax and capital gains tax, reduce government regulation, and control the money supply in order to reduce inflation
  • John Lennon's Murder

    John Lennon's Murder
    He was shot by Mark David Chapman at the entrance of the building where he lived, The Dakota, in New York City.
  • Assassination attempt of Ronald Reagan

    Assassination attempt of Ronald Reagan
    The Reagan assassination attempt occurred on Monday, March 30, 1981, just 69 days into the presidency of Ronald Reagan. While leaving a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C., President Reagan and three others were shot and wounded by John Hinckley, Jr.
  • The Berlin Wall

    The Berlin Wall
    In post-World War II Germany, the Berlin Wall was erected on August 16, 1961, along the demarcation between the eastern sector of Berlin controlled by the Soviet Union, and the western sectors occupied by the United States, France, and Great Britain. East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (GDR), was a Communist state that existed from 1949 to 1990 in the former Soviet occupation zone of Germany.
  • Technoligical Advances

    Technoligical Advances
    The World Wide Web or internet is a system of interlinked hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. Whch was made on this day.