Forrest Gump Timeline

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In Film
  • University of Alabama integration

    University of Alabama integration
    On June 10th, 1963, John F Kennedy deployed National troops to the University of Alabama to force integrate two black students, Vivian Malone and James A. Hood, due to the verdict in Brown V Board of Education which found segregation unconstitutional. The students were blocked from enrolling by state troopers sent by Governor George Wallace,a pro segregationist. The struggle ended after Wallace surrenders to the federal government, thereby permitting the two students to enroll at the university.
  • Apollo Landing

    Apollo Landing
    This event in history was the first for humans to ever land on the moon. The astronauts that did this task were Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong. This was a momentous task not only for the U.S. to be the first to accomplish this feat but also due to the fact that the U.S. beat its arch rival at the time, the soviet union. The success of this mission would lead to countless more space missions and help spark a new interest in space travel.
  • Ping Pong Diplomacy

    Ping Pong Diplomacy
    After China became Communist in 1947, this match hosted by China was seen as a way to mend the relationship between the U.S. and China. The tournament would lead to the U.S. to rid its travel bans and trade embargoes with China as well as having increased levels of communication with China.
  • Watergate

    The Watergate scandal is one of the largest scandals to happen with direct relation with a sitting president. The Watergate scandal focuses on Richard Nixon's attempt to break into the DNC headquarters by sending his admission to find top secret documents that would expose his opponent during Nixon's campaign for re-election. This operation fails miserably and with damaging evidence stacked against Nixon, Nixon resigns.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    The Vietnam War was a result of increasing tensions with the United States and the Soviet Union as well as the Vietcong declaring to adopt communism. More than 3 million people were killed in this war including 58,000 Americans. The war was deemed controversial due to the war expending more resources without any progress. The Vietnam War officially ended in January 1973, when the U.S. agree to a Peace agreement, which promptly forced the withdraw of U.S. troops.