Living History Project.

By BenQ89
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    1950-1990 History

  • Joseph McCarthy-McCarthyism

    Joseph McCarthy-McCarthyism
    Practice of making accusations of disloyalty,subversion,or treason without proper regard for evidence.
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    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.
  • Seat belts

    Seat belts
    Car Seat Belts Introduced
  • Civil Rights- Brown V. Board Of Education

    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.
  • Vietnam War

    Vietnam War
    A war between communist North Vietnam and US-backed South Vietnam. Since the partition of Vietnam in 1954.
  • T.V. Remote

    T.V. Remote
    T.V. Remote Control Invented
  • Space Race

    Space Race
    USSR launches Sputnik 1.
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    Space Race

    The competition between nations regarding achievements in the field of space exploration.
  • Alaska and Hawaii become states

    Alaska and Hawaii become states
    Alaska becomes 49th state Jan 3, and Hawaii becomes 50th state Aug 21.
  • Hippie Culture/movement

    Hippie Culture/movement
    A countercultural movement that rejected the mores of mainstream American life.
  • "The Pill"

    "The Pill"
    Oral contraceptives ("the pill") introduced in 1961.
  • Bay of Pigs

    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. (
  • The Berlin Wall.

     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

    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

    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.
  • Zodiac Killer

    Zodiac Killer
    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,
  • WoodStock

    A three day concert that involved lots of sex, drugs and rock n roll, icon of the hippie culture.
  • Water Gate

    Water Gate
    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

    Star Wars
    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 Presley Death.
    Elvis died at his home graceland in Memphis, being found by his girlfriend.
  • Iran Hostage Crises

    Iran Hostage Crises
    Crise between Iran and United States, where 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days.
  • Assassination attempt of Ronald Reagan

    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

    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

    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

    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.