The Times They Are Changing

By zargon
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    African Americans protested the bus company, unltimately fighting for Black Civil Rights.
  • Death of Clifford Brown

    Death of Clifford Brown
    Clifford Brown was a vastly popular Jazz musician in Pennsylvania. He is noted as the most influential trumpeter of his generation. He was made famous by such albums as: "At Basin Street" and "Sonny Rollins Plus Four ".
  • Suez Crisis

    America and Britain refuse to fund Egypt's construction of the Aswan High Dam. This refusal was due to Egypt's relations with communist Soviet Union and Czechoslovakia. In response, Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser declared marshall law seizing control of the Suez Canal Company.
  • Soviets Put End to Hungarian Revolution

    The Hungarian uprising began twelve days prior. Thousands of Hungarians were killed by Soviet tanks and troops
  • Larry Bird is Born

  • Eisenhower Doctrine

  • Althea Gibson is First African Black Woman to Win Wimbledon

  • Integration of Central High in Little Rock

    Integration of Central High in Little Rock
    The "Little Rock Nine", as they were called, were nine black students being integrated into an all white school. On Sept. 25, president Eisenhower sends troops to ensure that the children would safely attend their classes.
  • NASA is Created

    NASA is Created
    The National Aeronautics and Space Adminitstration is a civilian based agency. It is responsible for all of America's activities in space.
  • Barbie Makes Her Debur

  • Guggenheim Museum Opens in New York City

  • "The Pill" is Invented

  • U2 Shot Down

    U2 Shot Down
    A U2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union. Pilot, Francis Gary Powers, is captured. Cold War nerves are at an all time high.
  • JFK is Elected as President

  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    The CIA launched what they thought would be a definitive strike on Cuba and its leader Fidel Castro. 1400 American-trained Cubans invaded the island.The operation was not successful and the invaders were vastly outnumbered by Castro's troops. The invaders surrendered after less than 24 hours of combat.
  • First American in Space

  • Communists Build Berlin Wall

  • Integration of Ole Miss

    Integration of Ole Miss
    On October 1st, 1961, an African-American man was finally enrolled at the University of Mississippi after months of attempts. Riots broke out following the news leaving 2 dead and many wounded.
  • Women Strike for Peace

    The WSP, a womens' organization, protested atmosperic nuclear Between 12,000 and 50,000 women in various nations demonstrated their protest.
  • Roger Clemens is Born

  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis
    A political and military standoff began between America and communist nations Cuba and the Soviet Union. The standoff lasted 13 days while the nations tetered on the brink of nuclear war.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    Over 200,000 Americans gathered in Washington, D.C. Many civil rights and religous groups gathered to shed light on political and social difficulties African Americans were facing. The climax of the march was the famous "I have a dream" speech made by Dr. Marting Luther King Jr.
  • Birmingham Church Bombing

  • Assasination of John F. Kennedy

    Assasination of John F. Kennedy
    President Kennedy served just over 1000 days in office before being assasinated. He was shot by ex-marine Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald was known to be a communist sympathizer and was killed 2 days later.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Takes Office

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

  • Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

  • Stop of the Baby Boomers

  • Creation of Medicare and Medicaid

  • Death of Nat King Cole

  • Voting Rights Act

  • Completion of Gateway Arch

    Completion of Gateway Arch
    This day signaled the completion of the 630 ft. high arch, which marked the Jefferson National Expansion Monument. The arch stands in the city of St. Louis.
  • National Organization of Women

  • Miranda Rights are Established

  • Death of Walt Disney

  • Outer Space Treaty

  • Execution of Che Guevara

  • Assasination of Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Assasination of Robert F. Kennedy

  • End of Operation Rolling Thunder

  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the astronauts on the flight. The 2 men became the first men to step foot on the moon.
  • Woodstock

    The festival washeld in Bethel, New York.Top acts included: Bob Dylan, Jimmy Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, the Who, and Janis Joplin.
  • Death of Jack Kerouac

  • Apollo 13

  • Earth Day

  • Kent State Incident

  • Satchel Paige Nominated for Hall of Fame

  • 26th Amendment

  • First Memorial Day

  • Apollo 15

  • Death of J. Edgar Hoover

  • Death of Jackie Robinson

  • Energy Crisis (Oil Embargo)

  • Death of Pablo Picasso

  • Women of All Red Nations (WARN)

  • Jaws

  • Orion Nebula

    Orion Nebula
    Though it was first seen in 1610 by Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, the Orion Nebula was not catalogged until 1976. The nebula is approximately 1350 light years from Earth.
  • Congaree National Park

  • Jimmy Carter is Elected President