Important dates from 1950-2000

Events

Cold War

1947 - 1991

The Korean War starts

June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953

Truman signs the Peace Treaty with Japan to end WWII

September 1951

Polio Vaccine devolped

July 2 1952

James Watson, Francis Crick develped the structure of DNA

1953

First Atomic Submarine Launched

January 21, 1954

Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1, 1955 - December 20, 1956

Hungarian Revolution

October 23, 1956 - November 10, 1956

Soviet Satellite Sputnik Launched

October 4, 1957

NASA Founded

July 29, 1958

Castro becomes Prime Minster of Cuba

February 16, 1959 - 1976

Sharpeville Massacre

March 21, 1960

First Freedom Ride

May 4, 1961

Marilyn Monroe died

1962

Martin Luther King "I have a Dream Speech"

August 28, 1963

16th Street Baptist church in Birmingham bombed

September 16, 1963

Civil Rights Act

1964

Malcom X Assassination

February 21, 1965

First Kwanza

December 26, 1966

Thurgood Marshall appointed first black Supreme Court Justice

October 2, 1967

Martin Luther King Assassination

April 4, 1968

Neil Armstrong walks on the moon

July 1969

VCR's Developed

1970

Kent State Shootings

May 4, 1970

Terrorist Attack at the Olympic Games In Munich

1972

Skylab , America's First Space Station

05/14/1973 - 07/11/1979

U.S President NIxon Resign

August 8, 1974

Pol Pot Becomes the Communist Dictator in Cambodia

April 17, 1975

Apple Computer

1976

South African Anti-Apartheid Leader Steve Biko Tortured to Death

September 12, 1977

Jonestown Massacre

1978

Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight", First Hip-Hop recorded

1979

John Lennon Assasinated

1980

Sandra Day O'Connor, First Women Appointed in Supreme Court

1981

Michael Jackson Released Thriller

November 30, 1982

U.S. Embassy in Beirut Bombed

April 18, 1983

PG-13 Movie Rating Created

August 10, 1984

Wreck of the Titanic Found

1985

The Oprah Winfrey Show Gets National Syndication

September 8, 1986

DNA First Used to Convict Criminals

November 6, 1987

Pan Am Flight 103 Is Bombed Over Lockerbie

December 21, 1988

Berlin wall falls

November 1989

Nelson Mandela Freed

February 19, 1990

Magic Johnson announces He has HIV

November 7, 1991

Riots in Los Angles

May 4, 1992

World Trade Center Bombed

February 26, 1993

Nelson Mandela

1994 - 1999

Michael Jordan Comes back

March 1995

O.J. Simpson Found Not Guilty of Double Murder

October 3, 1995

Mount Everset Disaster

May 11, 1996

Tupac Shakur Got shot

September 13, 1996

The Notorious B.I.G ( Christopher Wallace) Was Shot

March 9, 1997

Princess Diana Dies in Car Crash

August 31, 1997

Michael Jordan Wins his 6th NBA Title

1998

U.S. President Clinton Impeached

December 19, 1998 - February 12, 1999

Killing Spree at Columbine High School

April 20, 1999

World Celebrates the Turn of the Millenium

January 1, 2000