1960 to 1975 Timeline

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Dwight D. Eisenhower / Republican Party / Richard Nixon

1953 - 1961

Greensboro sit-ins

February 1, 1960

John F. Kennedy / Democratic Party / Lyndon B. Johnson

1961 - 1963

Inauguration of John F. Kennedy

January 20, 1961

Peace Corps created

March 1, 1961

Yuri Gagarin orbits Earth

April 12, 1961

Bay of Pigs Invasion

April 17, 1961 - April 19, 1961

Berlin Crisis

June 4, 1961 - November 9, 1961

Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" is published

September 27, 1962

Cuban Missile Crisis

October 14, 1962 - October 28, 1962

Lyndon B. Johnson / Democratic Party / None

1963 - 1965

Equal Pay Act passed

June 10, 1963

Assassination of John F. Kennedy

November 22, 1963

Beatles come to America

February 7, 1964

Civil Rights Act

July 2, 1964

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

August 7, 1964

Lyndon B. Johnson / Democratic Party / Hubert Humphrey

1965 - 1969

Medicaid and Medicare established

July 30, 1965

As a part of the Social Security Act of 1965.

Voting Rights Act

August 6, 1965

Date made into law.

National Organization for Women

June 30, 1966

My Lai Massacre

March 16, 1968

Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr

April 4, 1968

Assassination of Robert Kennedy

June 6, 1968

Richard M. Nixon / Republican Party / Spiro Agnew & Gerald Ford

1969 - 1974

Richard Nixon elected president

January 20, 1969

Man lands on the moon for the first time

July 20, 1969

Woodstock

August 15, 1969 - August 18, 1969

1st Earth Day

April 22, 1970

Environmental Protection Agency established

December 2, 1970

Equal Rights Amendment

March 22, 1972

Roe vs Wade supreme court decision

January 22, 1973

"I have a Dream Speech"

August 28, 1973

Endangered Species Act Passed

December 28, 1973

Gerald R. Ford / republican Party / Nelson Rockefeller

1974 - 1977

Richard Nixon's Resignation

August 9, 1974

Vietnam conflict ends with the fall of Saigon

April 30, 1975