My forrest Gump Timeline

  • Korean War begins

    Korean War begins
    North Korea's invasion of South Korea brought about a United Nations' "police action" against the aggressors. That immediately produced heavy military and naval involvement by the United States. While there were no illusions that the task would be easy, nobody expected that this violent conflict would continue for more than three years.
  • Truman Signs Peace Treaty

    Truman Signs Peace Treaty
    After a long battle in World War 2 truman signs peace treaty with japan officially ending World War 2
  • Emmett Till Murdered

    Emmett Till Murdered
    Emmett Till, a 14-year-old boy from Chicago, was visiting his relatives in Mississippi when he was snatched from his great-uncle's home on the night of August 28. He was then beaten, shot in the head, and then thrown into Tallahatchie River. His body was found three days later. Ostensibly, the murderers killed Till because he whistled at a white woman.
  • Elvis Presley "Hound Dog" Dance

    Elvis Presley "Hound Dog" Dance
    Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. He was known as the King of Rock 'n' Roll. Elvis was both a singer and an actor. In 1956, he signed a contract with Paramount Pictures and had his first Number One hit single "Heartbreak Hotel". He had a drug addiction and as a result died of a heart failure on April 16th 1977.
  • All American Team Meets JFK

    All American Team Meets JFK
    The All-American Football Team came from the University of Alabama. Their head coach, Paul Bear Byrant had a huge winning streak and was loved by everyone for that. From 1961 to 1966 Alabama State were nation champions. They had three national championships, four Southeastern Conference Championships, two undefeated seasons, and six bowl berths. They were titled the All American Football team and got to meet President Kennedy at that time.
  • Desegregation of Uni. of Alabama

    Desegregation of Uni. of Alabama
    African American students attempted to desegregate the University of Alabama. At that time, governor George Wallace blocked the doors and stopped them from getting inside the building. On June 10 1963, Kennedy told the National Guard troops to accmpany the students and that forced the University of Alabama to end segregation.
  • March On Washington

    March On Washington
    In 1963, there was a march in Washington to ensure that African Americans got equal rights just like everybody else. There were about 250,000 people for this peaceful demonstration by the Washington Monument. President Kennedy listened to the organizers and the March on Washington was a success.
  • John F. Kennedy gets assassinated

    John F. Kennedy gets assassinated
    President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. He was there as an election campaign because he wanted to be re-elected for the 1964 presidency. JFK was in a car with his wife when he was shot, and he was shot in his head. The man who killed him was Lee Harvey Oswald.
  • Vietnam War

    The Vietnam War was a time in history of when North Vietnam attacked South Vietnam because they wanted to be a whole communist country. In order to contain the communism from spreading, the United States got involved in the war supporting South Vietnam. By the end of the war, it was known as a North Vietnamese victory even though they lost more people during the war.
  • Black PAnther Party

    Black PAnther Party
    The Black Panthers believed that the non-violent campaign had failed, so they decided to be a violent group of people who were fighting for rights for the African Americans. The Black Panther Party had four interest: equality in education, housing, employment and civil rights. The panthers' motto was "Power to the people, then and now"
  • Robert Kennedy Assassination

    Robert Kennedy Assassination
    Shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968, presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was shot three times by Palestinian immigrant Sirhan Sirhan after giving a speech at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Robert Kennedy died of his wounds 26 hours later.
  • Medal Of Honor Recievers meet President Johnson

    Medal Of Honor Recievers meet President Johnson
    President Lyndon B. Johnson presents Medal of Honor to Captain Angelo Liteky, USA. Also present from left to right, fellow Medal of Honor recipients Specialist-4 Gary Wetzel, Specialist-5 Dwight H. Johnson, Sergeant Sammy L. Davis, Captain James A. Taylor.
  • Moon Landing

    Moon Landing
    The first moon landing was on Apollo 11. Apollo 11's crew was Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, and Michael Collins. Neil Armstrong was the first to step out on the moon. Thy collected 47.5 punds of lunar material and brought it bac to Earth. The event is also described as "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
  • U.S. visits china

    U.S. visits china
    The U.S. table tennis team begins a weeklong visit to the People's Republic of China (PRC) at the invitation of China's communist government. The well-publicized trip was part of the PRC's attempt to build closer diplomatic relations with the United States, and was the beginning of what some pundits in the United States referred to as "ping-pong diplomacy."
  • John Lennon on Dick Cavett Show

    John Lennon on Dick Cavett Show
    Lennon and his oft-maligned wife Yoko Ono made their first appearance on The Dick Cavett show
  • watergate scandal

    watergate scandal
    The Watergate scandal was a political scandal that occured with President Nixon in the United States. The Watergate break-in was in June 1972. Watergate involved some high ranking officers, government officials, President Nixon and government agencies.The cover-up and story led President Nixon to resign in August 1974.
  • Nixon Resigns from Presidency

    Nixon Resigns from Presidency
    In 1974, President Richard M. Nixon resigns in the wake of the Watergate burglary scandal. He was the first president in American history to resign.
  • Hurricane Carmen

    Hurricane Carmen
    Hurricane Carmen moved off the African coast on August 23rd. A tropical depression formed from this
    wave 180 miles east of Guadeloupe on the 29th. The system intensified gradually, becoming a tropical
    storm south of the Mona Passage on the 30th, and a hurricane just south of Jamaica on the 1st.
  • The beginning of apple computers

    The beginning of apple computers
    On April 1, 1976, the Apple computer was born. Steven Wozniak, a high school drop-out who worked for Hewlett-Packard, dabbled in computer-design and created what would become the Apple I. His high school buddy Steven Jobs, also a drop-out, worked for Atari and convinced him that the two should form a company to market the new computer, which eventually took off in 1977 with the Apple II. By 1980, the Apple III was released and their company employed several thousand workers.
  • First outbreak on HIV/AIDS

    First outbreak on HIV/AIDS
    The HIV outbreak began early in 1981.