The 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas. The assassination, which led to many conspiracy theories, made Lyndon B Johnson the 36th president.
Malcolm X assassinated (18)
February 21, 1965
Civil rights leader Malcolm X was shot and killed by former Nation of Islam members in New York. At the time of his death, Malcolm X was a polarizing figure, as some saw him as a violent criminal while others saw him as sticking up for the struggling members of society.
Black Panther Movement (16)
October 1966 - 1969
The Black Panther Movement was first created to protect African Americans from police brutality. The Black Panther party was built also on the fundamental belief of the right to bear arms and control one's self defense with weapons.
Detroit Race Riots (20)
July 23, 1967 - July 27, 1967
Animosity between majority white Detroit police force and a predominantly black downtown Detroit boiled over into uncontrollable looting and riots. A total of 43 people died and over 7,000 people were arrested.
MLK assassinated (7)
April 4, 1968
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was shot by James Earl Ray in Memphis, Tennessee. The assassination led to the King Assassination riots throughout big cities in America.
Moon landing (9)
July 16, 1969 - July 24, 1969
The Apollo 11 mission landed on the moon in 1969, with a crew consisting of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. This signified the ending of the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Ping Pong Diplomacy (17)
April 10, 1971
President Richard Nixon of the United States and Mao Zedong of communist China met when the two table tennis teams met in 1971. This helped open up trade between the US and China and helped bring about an end to the US cold war against communism.
May 28, 1972
President Richard Nixon ordered the wiretapping of the Democratic National Committee Headquarters, leading to the arrest of five of his men. Nixon then resigns, and is pardoned by his former vice president Gerald Ford.
January 1, 1983 - Present
While a group of researchers created a network or networks, now called the internet, the World Wide Web didn't take place until the 1990s. Now, the internet is constantly changing and adapting to play an even more important role in all facets of life.
Tienanmen Square Massacre (13)
April 15, 1989 - June 4, 1989
A large protest of the authoritarian Chinese government in the Tienanmen Square led to a brutal massacre from the Chinese police and military. This led to increased hatred of the regime and international outrage against the killing of protesting citizens.