Megan's Timeline

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  • Harry Truman

    Harry Truman
    Harry Truman became a United States President in 1949 after President Roosevelt died. - Important Person
  • Red China

    Red China
    China was taken over by Communists because they had trouble before WW2. After entering the Vietnam War, China looked as though they would be defeated. - Political/Economical
  • Richard Nixon

    Richard Nixon
    Richard Nixon was a member of the House of Representitives and was accused of being a Communist spy. He was able to prove his innocence and became the Vice President of the United States, then the President. - Important Person
  • Television

    A TV is a picture in motion. The first television sets had a black and white picture. - Cultural Event
  • Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe
    Marilyn Monroe was a popular movie star in the 1950s. Many people thought that she had a relationship with John F. Kennedy. She died with everyone being suspicious of her. - Cultural Event
  • Korean War

    Korean War
    North and South Korea were split after WW2. Communist North Korea invaded Democratic South Korea. - Major Event
  • The King and I

    The King and I
    The King and I was a famous musical written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. - Cultural Event
  • England's New Queen!

    England's New Queen!
    Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne after the death of her father. - Important Person
  • Joseph Stalin

    Joseph Stalin
    Joseph Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union. He sent many people to labor camps. - Important Person
  • Communist Bloc

    Communist Bloc
    Russia and their following Communist countries form a Communist Bloc. - Political/Economical
  • H-Bomb

    The H-bomb is a hydrogen bomb. It was successfully tested in 1953. The inventor was Edward Teller. - Political/Economical
  • Panmunjom

    Panmunjom is the border between North and South Korea. Construction began in September 1953. - Political/Economical
  • Dien Bien Phu falls

    Dien Bien Phu falls
    The fall of the city Dien Bien Phu causes France to lose control of Vietnam. - Major Event
  • Peter Pan

    Peter Pan
    Peter Pan is a novel and play about a mischievous young boy that can fly. - Cultural
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley
    Elvis became a very famous singer after his hits "Heartbreak Hotel", "Don't Be Cruel", and "Hound Dog". - Cultural
  • Vaccine

    A vaccine for polio was invented in 1952 by Jonas Silt and was revealed to the public on April 12. - Cultural
  • Brooklyn's got a winning team

    Brooklyn's got a winning team
    The Brooklyn Dodgers won the World Series by beating the New York Yankees. - Cultural
  • Disneyland

    Disneyland was created by Walt Disney with fun characters for little kids. - Cultural
  • Budapest

    Many anti-communism revolts took place and many people were arrested. - Political/Economical
  • Princess Grace

    Princess Grace
    The actress Grace Kelly married Prince Ranier. - Important Person
  • Trouble in the Suez Canal

    Trouble in the Suez Canal
    Britain, France, and Isreal were all fighting against Egypt for control of the canal as it was an important shipping channel. - Political/Economical
  • Alabama

    Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus for a white man and goes to jail for it. - Major Event
  • Sputnik

    The Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik. It was the world's first satellite to go into space. - Major Event
  • California Baseball

    California Baseball
    The Brooklyn Dodgers moved to Los Angeles and the New York Giants moved to San Francisco. - Cultural
  • Hula Hoops

    Hula Hoops
    A plastic hoop that spins around your waist. Many celebrities would show off their hula hoop skills on TV. This fad quickly faded. - Cultural
  • Syngman Rhee

    Syngman Rhee
    Syngman Rhee was the first ruler in South Korea. He ended up resigning because no one liked his method of ruling. - Important Person
  • U2

    A United States U2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union's air space. - Major Event
  • John F. Kennedy

    John F. Kennedy
    John F. Kennedy was a United States President who was assassinated in Texas. - Important Person
  • Adolf Eichman

    Adolf Eichman
    Adolf Eichman was sent to Isreal where he was charged with war crimes and executed. - Important Person
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    The US tried to overthrow Fidel Castro but failed because Cuba was ready for the attack. - Major Event
  • Berlin Wall

    Berlin Wall
    The Berlin Wall was put up to stop East Berliners from escaping to West Berlin. - Political/Economical
  • John Glenn

    John Glenn
    John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth. - Important Person
  • The Fall of Kennedy

    The Fall of Kennedy
    President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. He was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. - Major Event
  • Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh
    Ho Chi Minh was the ruler of North Vietnam. - Important Person
  • Woodstock

    A farmer had a farm in Woodstock, NY and donated his land to a rock concert. It was the biggest rock concert ever. - Cultural
  • Moon Shot

    Moon Shot
    The United States landed the first man on the moon. - Major Event
  • Watergate

    The staff of President Nixon and his supporters were accused of breaking into the Watergate Hotel in the Democratic headquarters. - Political/Economical
  • Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan
    The movie star Ronald Reagan became President of the United States in 1981. - Important Person
  • Sally Ride

    Sally Ride
    The first women in the Space Shuttle crew to go into space. - Important Person
  • Rock and Roller Cola

    Rock and Roller Cola
    Soft drink giants Coke and Pepsi each run marketing campaigns using rock & roll and popular music stars to target young adults. - Cultural