President Eisenhower coins term Domino Theory concerning countries becoming Communist.
Russians launch firs successful satellite
JFK defeats Nixon in Presidential Election. First time television played a significant role in determining President.
CIA backed invasion of Cuba. Intended to overthrow Castro. Failed because JFK withdrew air support.
JFK ordered the U.S. Navy to blockade Cuba from incoming Russian missiles.
JFK killed in Dallas, TX by Lee Harvey Oswald while driving through downtown Dallas.