We Didn't Start The Fire

  • Joe Dimaggio

    Joe Dimaggio was a popular baseball player for the New York Yankees.
  • Doris Day

    Doris Day became a popular movie star and singer.
  • Harry Truman

    Harry Truman started his second term as president of the United States.
  • South Pacific

    South Pacific was a highly popular broadway musical and hit movie.
  • Joe McCarthy

    Joe McCarthy was a senator from Wisconsin.
  • Richard Nixon

    Richard Nixon was a membor of the house of representatives, and prooved Alger Hiss guilty of being a communist spy.
  • Studebaker

    The Studebaker was a popular car.
  • Television

    Color was introduced to the television.
  • Rosenburgs

    The Rosenburgs were arrested, and executed for selling secrets of the automic bomb to the Soviet Union.
  • Sugar Ray

    Sugar Ray was the middle-weight boxing champoin of the world.
  • The Catcher and the Rye

    The Catcher and the Rye was an extremely popular book among teens.
  • Vaccine

    The vaccine to the disease polio was discovered by Jonas Salk.
  • Marciano

    Rocky Marciano was the heavy-weight boxing champoin of the world. He retired undefeated.
  • Santayana Good-bye

    Famed philosopher George Santayana doed om 1952
  • Joseph Stalin

    Joseph Stalin was a dictator that had millions of people executed.
  • Rockefeller

    Rockefeller was vice-president, who was also known has a playboy and hard drinker.
  • Campanella

    Roy Campanella was a catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers and got paralyzed in a car accident.
  • Juan Peron

    Juan Peron was an anti-American and aimed at impowering the working class.
  • Toscanini

    Toscanini was one of the greatest conductors of all time.
  • Rock Around the Clock

    Bill Haley and the Comets, came out with Rock Around the Clock which was considered the first rock-and-roll hit.
  • Einstein

    Einstein developed the theory of Relativity.
  • Davy Crockett

    Davy Crockett, a backwoods guy, became really popular among young boys.
  • Elvis Presley

    Elvis Presley had a lot of his songs banned because of his inapproperiate dancing.
  • Alabama

    In Alabama there was a bus boycott.
  • Khrushchev

    Krushchev advocated reform, and critized Stalin.
  • Trouble in the Suez

    US withdrew financial support from the Egyptian damn.
  • Little Rock

    Nine African American students attended Little Rock Highschool and were harassed.
  • Mickey Mantle

    Mickey Mantel was a switch hitter that led the league in batting average and homeruns.
  • Sputnik

    Sputnik was the first orbiting satellite sent up to space.
  • Lebanon

    President sent marines into Leabanon to help stop riots
  • Starkweather homicide

    Srarkweather was a serial killer who killed 11-15 pople in a month and a half.
  • Children of Thalidomide

    This was used to prevent morning sickness over pregnancy and created severe diformities to the child.
  • Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly was a popular singer who got killed in a plane crash.
  • Space Monkey

    Ham the space monkey was sent up to space in an American satellite.
  • Castro

    Fidel Castro overthrew the Cuban dictator and was sworn in as Prime Minister. He was a big time communist.
  • U-2

    The U-2 was a spy plane that was flew over the Soviet Union, and was later shot down.
  • Kennedy

    Kennedy ,was assassinated in Dallas Texas.
  • Psyco

    Psyco was a gruesom thriller movie.
  • Eichmann

    Eichmann was a Nazi leader who was convicted of war cimes, and executed.
  • Berlin

    The Berlin wall was constructed dividing the city into two parts,
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    The Bay of Pigs invasion was a planned overthrow of Castro in Cuba.
  • Ole Miss

    Ole Miss admitted it's first African-American student.
  • John Glenn

    John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth.
  • Liston beats Patterson

    Liston became the heavy-weight champoin, was feared by all other boxers., and changed his name to Muhammad Ali.
  • Pope Paul

    Pope Paul was the first pope to visit six continents.
  • British politian sex

    Secretary of State had an affair with a show girl.
  • JFK blown away

    Kennedy was riding in a convertible and was shot in the head.
  • Richard Nixon Back Again

    Richard Nixon lost the election for President in 1960, and also lost his bid for Govonor of California in 1962, then he fought back to win the Presidential election in 1968.
  • Moon shot

    The United States landed the first man on the moon.
  • Woodstock

    A farmer in the Woodstock area of New York state donated his land for a rock concert, and it became the biggest rock concert ever held.
  • Watergate

    Supporters and staff of President Richard Nixon were accused of breaking into the Democratic headquarters in the Watergate hotel. Nixon tried to cover the scandel up and was soon he forced to resign from office.
  • Reagan

    Movie actor Ronald Reagan became President of the United States.
  • Sally Ride

    Sally Ride became the first American woman in space.
  • Bernie Goetz

    Bernie Goetz e got on a subway and, four African-American youths approached Goetz and demanded $5 from him. He pulled out a gun and shot all four. This brought up the debate to whether people had the right to take the law into their own hands.
  • China's Under Martial Law

    In 1989, thousands of protesters marched in Tiananmen Square in Bejing, China. Many were killed and China went under martial law until order was restored.
  • Nelson Mandela is freed

    South African activist, Nelson Mandela is freed after spending 27 years as a political prisoner.
  • Oaklohoma City Bombing

    168 people, including 8 Federal Marshals, were killed in the bombing of a federal building in Oaklahoma City.
  • Clinton affair

    After denying the afair for close to a year, the President held a press conference to admit to having sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky.
  • 9/11

    A series of coordinated suicide attacks took place in the United States. On that morning, 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners. The hijackers intentionally crashed two of the airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York, killing everyone on board, along with many others working in the buildings.
  • Facebook

    Launched in 2004, Facebook later became the most popular social networking site on the web.
  • Barak Obama

    Barack Obama was elected the forty-fourth president of the United States in January of this year, becoming the first African American to do so.