A man named Brown was tired of the segregation that his daughter was facing and it went to court. This resulted in school based segregation being unconstitutional from that time on.
Bay of Pigs
April 17, 1961 - April 19, 1961
This was a failed invasion of Cuba by the CIA of the USA. It was ordered by President John F. Kennedy.
Cuban Missile Crisis
October 16, 1962 - October 28, 1962
A 13 day long confrontation between the USA and USSR. This was caused by the discovery of many Soviet missiles in Cuba.
Assassination of JFK
November 22, 1963
John F. Kennedy was shot through the head while riding through Dallas, Texas. The killer was later known to be Lee Harvey Oswald.
April 4, 1968
Martin Luther King was shot at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. The killer was James Earl Ray, this was obviously because of Martin Luther King's ideas of the lack of segregation.
Roe v Wade
A decision of the US Supreme Court that women should be allowed to choose whether they get an abortion or not. This is a big reason for the current abortion debate this is happening.
First Case of AIDS in the USA
June 5, 1981
There were five initial cases that were discovered, all of them being men who described themselves as homosexual. There were inherently many more cases, as it is now spread around the whole country.
April 7th, 1994 - July 1994
A mass murder of Tutsi and Hutu people in Rwanda. This occurred during the Rwandan Civil War.
Princess Diana Killed
August 31, 1997
The day that the Princess of Wales, Prince Diana was killed. There is lots of controversy and many conspiracy theories circulating this, as some people suspect that it was not a car accident, but an assassination.
December 19, 1998 - February 12, 1999
The trials of Bill Clinton that eventually lead to his impeachment. The charges that he was impeached on were perjury and obstruction of justice.