1945- 1976 Timeline

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Franklin Roosevelt Inaugurated

January 20, 1945

Harry Truman inauguration 1

April 12, 1945

Nuclear tests at Bikini Island

July 1946

Marshall Plan starts

April 1948

Berlin Airlift takes place

June 26, 1948

Harry Truman inauguration 2

January 20, 1949

North Atlantic Treaty Organization formed

April 14, 1949

Soviet Union tests their 1st atomic bomb

August 29, 1949

North Korea attacks South Korea

June 25, 1950

First coast- to- coast television broadcast

September 4, 1951

Chinese Revolution ends

1952

U.S. signs cease-fire with North Korea

1953

Dwight Eisenhower inauguration 1

January 20, 1953

Korean War ends

July 27, 1953

Army- McCarthy Hearings occur

April 1954 - June 1954

Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas decided

May 17, 1954

Disneyland opens

July 17, 1955

Montgomery Bus Boycott begins

December 1, 1955

Original Reynolds High School built

1957

Dwight Eisenhower inauguration 2

January 21, 1957

National Guard troops used to allow blacks to attend Central High School

September 2, 1957

Alaska Becomes a state

January 3, 1959

Hawaii becomes a state

August 21, 1959

John F. Kennedy inauguration

January 20, 1961

Peace Corps started

March 1, 1961

Bay of Pigs invasion starts

April 15, 1961

Berlin Wall built

August 13, 1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 14, 1962

"I Have a Dream" speech delivered in Washington, D.C.

August 28, 1963

John F. Kennedy is assassinated

November 22, 1963

Lynden Johnson inauguration 1

November 22, 1963

Tonkin Gulf Resolution is passed in Congress

August 7, 1964

Lynden Johnson inauguration 2

January 20, 1965

Father's Birthday

April 23, 1967

Sputnik Sattelite launched

October 4, 1967

Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated

April 14, 1968

Bobby Kennedy assassinated

June 6, 1968

Richard Nixon inauguration 1

January 20, 1969

U.S. astronauts land on the moon

July 20, 1969

Woodstock Art & Music Festival

August 15, 1969 - August 18, 1969

Kent State shootings occur

May 4, 1970

18 year-olds earn constitutional right to vote

July 1, 1971

Mother's Birthday

November 12, 1971

President Nixon visits China

February 21, 1972 - February 28, 1972

Watergate break-in occurs

June 17, 1972

Richard Nixon inauguration 2

January 20, 1973

President Nixon resigns

August 9, 1974

Gerald Ford inauguration

August 9, 1974