US History TImeline

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Inauguration of JFK

01/20/1961

John F Kennedy

January 20, 1961 - November 22, 1963

Peace Corps created

03/11/1961

Yuri Gagarin orbits Earth

04/12/1961

Bay of Pigs Invasion

04/17/1961

Berlin Crisis

06/04/1961

Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" is published

09/27/1962

Cuban Missile Crisis

10/14/1962

Equal Pay Act pased

06/16/1963

"I Have A Dream" Speech

08/28/1963

Assassination of JFK

11/22/1963

Lyndon B. Johnson

November 22, 1963 - January 20, 1969

Beatles come to America

02/07/1964

Civil Rights Act of 1964

07/02/1964

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

08/07/1964

Medicaid and Medicare are established

1965

Voting RIghts Act of 1965

08/06/1965

Greenboro sit-ins

02/01/1966

National Organization for Women

06/30/1966

My Lai Massacre

03/16/1968

Assassination of MLK Jr.

04/04/1968

Assassination of Robert Kennedy

05/06/1968

Richard Nixon

January 20, 1969 - August 9, 1974

Man lands on the moon for the first time

07/20/1969

Woodstock

08/15/1969

1st Earth Day

04/22/1970

Environmental Protection Agency established

12/02/1970

Equal Rights Amendment passed

02/1972

Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision

1973

Endangered Species Act passed

12/28/1973

Gerald R. Ford

August 9, 1974 - January 20, 1977

Vietnam conflict ends with fall of Saigon

04/30/1975

Ted Bundy escaped from prison

August 16, 1975

Isaac Simon born

05/21/1977