Family History Timeline

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Korean War begins

1950 - 1953

Color T.V. introduced

1951

Truman signs peace treaty with Japan

1951

Joseph Stalin dies

1953

DNA discovered

1953

Disneyland opens

1955

NASA founded

1958

"The Sound of Music" opens on Broadway

1959

First presidential debate televised

1960

Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have A Dream" speech

1963

JFK assassination

1963

Woodstock Music Festival

1969

M*A*S*H* T.V. show first airs

1972

U.S. pulls from Vietnam

1973

Elvis found dead

1977

Nuclear accident at 3 Mile Island

1979

John Lennon assassinated

1980

Pac-Man released

1980

CNN established

1980

"E.T." movie released

1982

PG-13 movie rating created

1984

Space shuttle Challenger explodes

1986

DNA first used to prosecute criminals

1987

Berlin Wall falls

1989

President Bush Sr. announces he does not like broccoli

1990

Hubble telescope launched into space

1990

Collapse of Soviet Union

1991

Operation Desert Storm

1991

Nelson Mandela elected president of South Africa

1994

Scientists clone sheep

1997

"Titanic" becomes most successful movie of all time

1998

Mapping the Human Genome

2000

Celebration of the Millenium

2000

Twin Towers attacked

2001

Barack Obama becomes president

2009

Water discovered on the Moon

2009

Scientists creat synthetic life

2010