1946-1974 Timeline (GG)

Gavin Green

Presidents

Harry S. Truman

1945 - 1953

Democratic

Dwight D. Eisenhower

1953 - 1961

Republican

John F. Kennedy

1961 - 1963

Democratic.

Lyndon B. Johnson

1963 - 1969

Democratic.

Richard M. Nixon

1969 - 1974

Republican.

Legislation, Amendemments, and Supreme Court

Everson v. Board of Education

November 20, 1946 - February 10, 1947

Dennis v. United States

December 4, 1950 - June 4, 1951

Brown v. Board of Education

May 17, 1954

Miranda v. Arizona

March 1, 1956 - June 13, 1956

Yates v. United States

October 8, 1956 - June 17, 1957

Watkins v. United States

March 7, 1957 - June 17, 1957

Cooper v. Aaron

September 11, 1958

Mapp v. Ohio

March 29, 1961 - June 19, 1961

Baker v. Carr

March 26, 1962

Engel v. Vitale

April 3, 1962 - June 25, 1962

Gideon v. Wainwright

January 15, 1963 - March 18, 1963

Reynolds v. Sims

November 1963 - June 15, 1964

Heart of Atlanta Motel v. United States

October 5, 1964 - December 14, 1964

Tinker v. Des Moines

November 12, 1968 - February 24, 1969

Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Bo. Education

October 12, 1970 - April 20, 1971

New York Times v. United States

June 26, 1971 - June 27, 1971

Roe v. Wade

January 22, 1973

United States v. Nixon

July 8, 1974 - July 24, 1974

World Events(U.S.)

U.S. President Truman orders constuction of Hydrogen bomb

September 23, 1949

First modern credit card introduced

1950

John Biggins

Korean War

June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953

First "Peanuts" Cartoon strip

October 2, 1950

First organ transplant

1954

Senator Joseph McCarthy begins communist witch hunt

December 2, 1954

Lazers invented

March 24, 1959

The birth control pill approved

1960

Approved by the FDA

Walsh and Piccard became the first to explore the deepest place on Earth

January 23, 1960

Most powerful earthquake ever recorded hits Chile

May 22, 1960

Alfred Hitchcock's "Pyscho" released

June 16, 1960

First televised presidental debates

September 26, 1960

Kennedy-Nixon

Palestinian group hijacks five planes

February 2, 1970

Beatles break up

April 10, 1970

Kent State shootings

May 4, 1970

Aswan high dam completed

July 21, 1970

Computer floopy disks introduced

1974

Technology

Microwave oven

1946

Mobile phones invented

1947

Jukebox invented

1948

Video tape recorder invented

1952

Bar code patented

June 16, 1952

Radial tires invented

1953

Solar cell invented

1954

First computer hard disk used

1956

Hovercraft invented

1956

Invented by Christopher Cockereell

Sapcewar, the first video game invented

1962

Audio casssette invented

1962

Hand held calculator invented

1967

Computer mouse invetned

1968

Douglas Engelbart

ATM invented

1969

Floppy disk

1970

Alan Shugart

Word processor invented

1972

Ethernet invented

1973

Robert Metcalfe

Society and Culture

Beatnicks

November 8, 1945

Drip paintings

August 8, 1947

Jackson Pollack.

James Dean

1952

Classical music time period.

Playboy magizne

1953

Disneyland opens

July 17, 1955

Is the first amusement park that was introduced with vestive and fun activities.

Elvis Presley

January 12, 1956

Became the best known singer in world history.

U.S. launcehd Alan Sheppard

May 5, 1961