1960-1975 Timeline

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Greensboro sit ins

February 1, 1960

Inauguration of John F. Kennedy

january 20, 1961

peace corps created

march 1, 1961

yuri gagarin orbits earth

april 12, 1961

berlin crisis

april 13, 1961

Bay of pigs invasion

April 17, 1961

rachel carson "silent spring" is published

september 27, 1962

Cuban Missile Crisis

october 18 1962 - october 29, 1962

Equal pay act passed

june 10, 1963

"i have a drem speech"

august 28, 1963

assasination of john f. kennedy

november 22, 1963

Beatles come to America

February 7, 1964

civil rights act

February 10, 1964

Gulf of Tonkin Resolution

august 4, 1964

medicaid and medicare established

july 30, 1965

voting rights act

August 6, 1965

national organization for women

1966

My Lai Massacre

march 16, 1968

assassination of martin luther king jr.

april 4, 1968

assassination of robert kennedy

june 6, 1968

Richard Nixon elected president

January 9, 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 passed

march 22, 1972

endangered species act passed

1973

Roe v.s Wade supreme court decision

january 22, 1973

Richard Nixon's Resignation

august 9, 1974

Vietnam conflict ends with the fall of Saigon

April 30, 1975