1945-1976 TIMELINE

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Nuclear Tests at Bikini Island occur

July 1946

Marshall Plan starts

April 1948

Berlin Airlift takes place

June 24, 1948

North Atlantic Treaty Organization formed

1949

Truman's inauguration

January 20, 1949

Soviet Union tests their first atomic bomb

August 29, 1949

North Korea attacks South Korea

June 1950

First coast-to-coast tv broadcast

September 4, 1951

Korean War ends

1953

Eisenhower's first inauguration

January 20, 1953

US signs cease-fire with North Korea

July 1953

Brown v Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas decided

1954

Army-McCarthy Hearings occur

1954

Montgomery bus boycott begins

1955

Disneyland opens

July 17, 1955

Original Reynolds High School built

1957

National Guard used to allow blacks attend Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas

1957

Eisenhower's second inauguration

January 21, 1957

Sputnik satellite launched

October 4, 1957

Alaska becomes a state

January 3, 1959

Hawaii becomes a state

August 21, 1959

Mom's birthday

May 3, 1960

JFK's inauguration

January 20, 1961

Peace Corps started

March 1, 1961

Bay of Pigs invasion starts

April 17, 1961

Berlin wall built

August 15, 1961

Cuban Missile Crisis occurs

October 1962

"I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, DC

August 28, 1963

JFK is assassinated

November 22, 1963

Tonkin Gulf Resolution is passes in Congress

August 7, 1964

Johnson's inauguration

January 20, 1965

Dad's birthday

June 15, 1967

MLK Jr. is assassinated

April 4, 1968

Bobby Kennedy assassinated

June 6, 1968

Woodstock Art and Music Festival occurs

1969

Nixon's first inauguration

January 20, 1969

US astronauts land on the moon

July 20, 1969

Kent State shootings occur

May 4, 1970

18 year-olds earn the constituional right to vote

1971

Watergate break-in occurs

1971

President Nixon visits China

1972

Nixon's second inauguration

January 20, 1973

President Nixon resigns

August 8, 1974