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The Sixties

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    The Sixties

  • Greensboro sit in

    Greensboro sit in
    Four black freshmen order coffee at a segregated lunch counter and refuse to leave when they are denied service.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    CIA-backed Cuban exiles launch a failed attempt to remove Fidel Castro from power. An international embarrassment, the episode puts Kennedy's leadership in question.
  • Berlin Crisis

    The Soviets build the Berlin Wall in response to mounting tensions between East Germany and West Germany
  • Kennedy Assassination

    Kennedy Assassination
    Kennedy assassinated in Dallas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    President Johnson signs the Civil RIghts Act of 1964 that outlaws segregation in public facilities and schools.
  • Marines land in South Vietnam

    Marines land in South Vietnam
    First US troops arrive in Vietnam.
  • Watts riots begin

    Watts riots begin
    Rioting begins in Los Angeles after a rumor of police brutality circulates the Watts district.
  • First heart transplant

    First heart transplant
    First successful heart transplant.
  • Robert Kennedy assassinated

    Robert Kennedy assassinated
    Robert Kennedy assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan.
  • Kent State shooting

    Kent State shooting
    National Guard opens fire on a group of protestors at Kent State University.