Scott Wingerson;; Family Oral HIstory;; English 9

Timeline created by Saralee
  • Scott Wingerson born

  • John Franklin Kennedy was assasinated.

  • President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act.

  • State troopers attack peaceful demonstrators led by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., as they try to cross bridge in Selma, Ala.

  • Landmark Supreme Court decision further defines due process clause of Fourteenth Amendment and establishes Miranda rights

  • Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, outlining the procedures for filling vacancies in the presidency and vice presidency

  • Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., is assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.

  • Sen. Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated in Los Angeles, Calif.

  • Richard Nixon is inaugurated as the 37th president

  • Richard Nixon is inaugurated as the 37th president

  • Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, Jr., become the first men to land on the Moon.

  • Four students are shot to death by National Guardsmen during an antiwar protest at Kent State University

  • The Twenty-Sixth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18.

  • Nixon makes historic visit to Communist China

  • U.S. and Soviet Union sign strategic arms control agreement known as SALT I

  • Five men, all employees of Nixon's reelection campaign, are caught breaking into rival Democratic headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, DC

  • Nixon's second inauguration

  • President Nixon nominates Gerald R. Ford as vice president

  • Ford is confirmed by Congress and sworn in

  • Nixon resigns; he is succeeded in office by his vice president, Gerald Ford

  • Five former Nixon aides go on trial for their involvement in the Watergate cover-up

  • The Federal Hourly Minimum Wage rose to $2.10 an hour.

  • In California the Moscone Act, which relaxed marijuana laws, went into effect.

  • Jimmy Carter is inaugurated as the 39th president

  • President Carter signs treaty agreeing to turn control of Panama Canal over to Panama on Dec. 31, 1999.

  • President Carter meets with Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin at Camp David

  • Sadat and Begin sign Camp David Accord, ending 30-year conflict between Egypt and Israel (Sept. 17).

  • U.S. establishes diplomatic ties with mainland China for the first time since Communist takeover in 1949

  • U.S. mission to rescue hostages in Iran is aborted after a helicopter and cargo plane collide at the staging site in a remote part of Iran and 8 servicemen are killed

  • Ronald Reagan is inaugurated as the 40th president

  • Deadline for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution passes without the necessary votes

  • U.S. invades Caribbean island of Grenada after a coup by Marxist faction in the government

  • Texaco offered $125 per share for Getty oil stock superseding the Pennzoil offer of $112.50 per share. It became the biggest merger on record.

  • Ronald Reagan takes oath for second term as 40th president.

  • Space shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven crew members

  • It is the worst accident in the history of the U.S. space program. U.S. bombs military bases in Libya in effort to deter terrorist strikes on American targets

  • In a speech in Berlin, President Reagan challenges Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall” and open Eastern Europe to political and economic reform

  • , President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev exchanged optimistic New Year's greetings, expressing mutual hope they would reach an arms control treaty on strategic weapons within six months.

  • George H. W. Bush is inaugurated as the 41st president

  • Iraq invades Kuwait leading to the Gulf War.

  • U.S. leads international coalition in military operation (code named “Desert Storm”) to drive Iraqis out of Kuwait

    January 16th to February 18th
  • President Bush authorizes sending U.S. troops to Somalia as part of UN relief effort

  • President Bush grants pardons to six officials convicted or indicted in the Iran-Contra scandal, leading some to suspect a cover-up

  • # Space shuttle Columbia explodes, killing all 7 astronauts

  • First son born; Adam Scott Wingerson

    First son born two montha earlie due to Gloria having a late night asthma attack. Had to choose whether to save Gloria or our unborn so. They both survived.
  • Married Wife;; Gloria Lynn Sanchez

  • Second son born;; Austin St. James WIngerson

  • Third son born;; Aaron Jacob Wingerson

  • President Clinton vetoes a bill that would have banned partial-birth abortion.

  • First daughter born;; Saralee Jeanuanita WIngerson

  • President accused in White House sex scandal; denies allegations of affair with White House intern, Monica Lewinsky

  • John William King, 24, a white supremacist, is convicted of murder and sentenced to death in case involving the dragging death of a black man, James Byrd, Jr.

  • Cuban boy Elián González, 6, at center of international dispute, reunited with his father after federal raid of Miami relatives' home

  • Twin Towers were attacked.

    Changed the Nation.
  • Bush addresses United Nations, calling for a "regime change" in Iraq

  • Bush signs ten-year, $350-billion tax cut package, the third-largest tax cut in U.S. history

  • Gay marriages begin in Massachusetts, the first state in the country to legalize such unions

  • George W. Bush is officially sworn in for his second term as president

  • Wife Gloria passes away of an asthma attack.

  • President Bush announces that a surge of an additional 20,000 troops will be deployed to Baghdad to try to stem the sectarian fighting

  • The presidential primary season begins with Democrat Barack Obama and Republican Mike Huckabee.

  • Hundreds of thousands of people watched in front of the Capitol as President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are sworn into office. Obama makes history as the first African-American president.

  • President Obama announces his detailed plan for a health-care reform bill. The plan closely follows the version currently in the Senate. Obama asks Republicans to submit their ideas or agree to his version of the bill.