Practice of making accusations of disloyalty,subversion,or treason without proper regard for evidence.
Begun on June 25, 1950, between North Korea, aided by Communist China, and South Korea, aided by the United States and other United Nations members forming a United Nations armed force: truce signed July 27, 1953.
Car Seat Belts Introduced
Civil Rights- Brown V. Board Of Education
Civil Rights movement was a freedom struggle by African Americans to gain equal rights, one example is the Brown V. Board of Education, where the supreme court rules that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional.
A war between communist North Vietnam and US-backed South Vietnam. Since the partition of Vietnam in 1954.
T.V. Remote Control Invented
USSR launches Sputnik 1.
The competition between nations regarding achievements in the field of space exploration.
Alaska and Hawaii become states
Alaska becomes 49th state Jan 3, and Hawaii becomes 50th state Aug 21.
A countercultural movement that rejected the mores of mainstream American life.
Oral contraceptives ("the pill") introduced in 1961.
Bay of Pigs
CIA launched what its leaders believed would be the definitive strike: a full-scale invasion of Cuba by 1,400 American-trained Cubans who had fled their homes when Castro took over. However, the invasion did not go well: The invaders were badly outnumbered by Castro’s troops, and they surrendered after less than 24 hours of fighting. (History.com)
The Berlin Wall.
A wall that divided East and West Berlin, made by the Soviets, was a symbolic boundary between democracy and communism.
Continental Airlines Flight 11 Bombing
C.A. flight 11 explodes and crashes near UnionVille, Missouri, killing everyone on board, by a suicide bomber.
Assassination of JFK
Assassinated: November 22, 1963, Dallas Texas, was the 35th President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his death in 1963.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s, an unknown assailant terrorized the San Francisco area. The Zodiac Killer is believed to be responsible for at least five killings between 1968 and 1969, and to add to his crazyness he would also write letters to the police and newspapers,
A three day concert that involved lots of sex, drugs and rock n roll, icon of the hippie culture.
Several burglars were arrested attempting to wire tap and steal secret documents, President Nixon tried to cover up the break in and later resign.
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, originally released as Star Wars, is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas.
Elvis Presley Death.
Elvis died at his home graceland in Memphis, being found by his girlfriend.
Iran Hostage Crises
Crise between Iran and United States, where 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days.
Assassination attempt of Ronald Reagan
25-year-old John Hinckley Jr. opened fire on U.S. President Ronald Reagan just outside the Washington Hilton Hotel. President Reagan was hit by one bullet.
Hiv And Aids
Scientists call the new disease AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
Center for Disease Control says sexual contact or infected blood could transmit AIDS; U.S. begins formal tracking of all AIDS cases
285 cases reported in 17 U.S. states, five European countries
Space Shuttle Challenger
The shuttle exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, killing the seven crewmembers. The accident changed the space program forever.
U.S. President Bush Announces That He Doesn't Like Broccoli
President Bush declared that he never, ever, wants to see another sprig of broccoli on his plate, whether he is on Air Force One or at the White House or anywhere else in the land.