The peak of Elvis Presley's Rock n Roll career was in 1956 when his recording contract was sold to RCA Victor. Everyone in America had heard about this sensation and his work in Rock n Roll. Unfortunately, Elvis' career came to an early close when he died in 1977.
Birth Control approved
Enovid was the first birth control contraceptive that was approved in America in 1960. The Food and Drug Administration took into consideration the research and work of Margaret Sanger and passed the pill as contraception.
Television in 88% of American Homes
In 1961, 88% of American homes had television sets. At this point, for the first time in history most Americans relied on television as a source of news rather than newspapers.
Nelson Mandela Arrest
November 7, 1962
Nelson Mandela was South Africa's first black president, and a nonviolent anti-Apartheid activist and philanthropist. The Apartheid was a system of institutionalized racial segregation, thus Mandela was arrested for conspiring to overthrow the state and their rules.
Assassination of John F. Kennedy
November 22, 1963
John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was shot in his open top vehicle in Dallas, Texas. He was pronounced dead 30 minutes after the shooting.
July 16, 1969 - July 24, 1969
The American effort to land on the moon was called the Apollo Program. President Kennedy proposed this idea during the post-Cold War era as the U.S. was still behind the Soviets in terms of space exploration.
Roe vs. Wade
Roe vs. Wade was a landmark Supreme Court case that decided the U.S. Constitution's 'right to privacy' protects women's rights to choose whether or not to have an abortion. This was the first U.S. ruling to legalize abortion in a way that made it safe for women to get them.
World Trade Center Bombing
February 26, 1993
A 1200 pound bomb was placed in a Ryder truck in the parking complex below the World Trade Center. The bomb destroyed several stories and killed 6 people and injured more than 1000. Ramzi Yousef organized the bombing to avenge the sufferings of the Palestinian people caused by Israel, who was supported by the U.S.
Princess Diana Killed
August 31, 1997
Princess Diana died at the hospital where she was being treated for injuries caused by a car crash on August 31st, 1997. Her friend, Dodi Fayed, and the driver of the car, Henri Paul were also pronounced dead.
December 19, 1998 - February 12, 1999
Bill Clinton was the 42nd president of the U.S. that was put on trial by the Senate on two charges, one of perjury and the other for obstruction of justice. Paula Jones came forward to accuse the president of sexual harassment and the affair between Monica Lewinsky and the president worked as further support for Jones. He was impeached.