Eisenhower Timeline

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Birthday

October 14, 1890

Born in Dennison, Texas

USMA

June 14, 1911 - June 12, 1915

He joins U.S. Military Academy, in West Point, New York

Promotion!

August 26, 1924

He receives the rank of major.

Commanding General

1942

He is appointed the commanding General of American Forces.

NATO

1950

Named supreme commander of NATO forces in Europe

Korean War

June 25, 1950 - Jul 27, 1953

Elected President

November 1952

Executive Order 10450

May 27, 1953

Homosexuality, moral perversion, and communism were categorized as national security threats; Sexual persuasion was good enough cause for firing a federal employee and for denying employment to potential applicants.

Submarine

1954

The U.S. launched the first atomic submarine.

Brown v Board of Education

May 17, 1954

Ends segregation in public schools

Geneva Accords

July 21, 1954

The Geneva Accords are signed, establishing a cease-fire and partition of Vietnam.

SEATO

September 8, 1954

The Southeast Asia Defense Treaty is signed.

Telecast

October 25, 1954

The first telecast of a cabinet meeting.

Hydrogen Bomb

January 1955 - June 1955

He held a summit meeting with Britain, France and Russia on hydrogen bomb

John Marshall

January 10, 1955

Eisenhower nominates John Marshall Harlan II to the Supreme Court.

Heart Attack

1956

U-2

June 1956

Eisenhower approves U-2 spy flights over the Soviet Union. to
Paris Summit meeting collapses when Khrushchev demands an apology from Eisenhower for the U-2 flights.

Re-election

December 1956

Eisenhower wins the reelcetion.

Stoke

November 25, 1957

President Eisenhower suffers a mild stroke, but recovers rapidly.

Space Race

1958

The first American satellite was launched.

Alaska becomes a state.

January 3, 1959

Hawaii becomes a state.

August 21, 1959

Cuba

January 3, 1961

Cuba gets a new leader and the U.S. ends relations with them.

Retirment

December, 1961

Death

March 28, 1969

Eisenhower died of congestive heart failure