TeamGalileo's personal timeline, a place to collect and share things from TeamGalileo's life.
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In the 50’s there were three major events going on that effected the 50’s a lot. One was the cold war and the communist craze. Another was the space race. And the third was that there was more disposable income. They all made the 50’s a lot different from the 40’s and the 60’s. The cold war effected the 50’s because it was the fight in politics and they did not really have a war but they almost did and it made a lot of tention. It probibly made people uneasy and that is how it effected the 50’s. The space race was when they were trying to see who would be the first person in space. It also made them think about what could be out there. That effected books, movies, and thinking in the 50’s. they were thinking of aliens then. The dissposible income part of the 50’s effected it because people wanted to pamper their kids and give them the best things so they made lots of new things then to try to make their children’s lives better. -BTG
The 50's was defined by three major social events. One being the cold War and the communist craze. Another being the Space Race. The last being prosperity. People had lots of extra money to spend on whatever they wished. The Cold War and the Space Race are somewhat related, both having to be a sort of conflict between Russia. Main differences between the two were that the Cold War was more of a political argument. It didn't quite involve people having all-out battles with many casualties between the U.S. and Russia. And the Space Race was more or a aggressive competition rather than a disagreement or conflict of who of the two countries could first land on the moon, first send out an animal into space, and so on. For both countries cultures, the Space Race made a huge impact. It created an entirely new genre: Sci-Fi. TV-Shows and books, like Star Trek and The Martian Chronicles, came out and became very popular. -WZM
This is a SONG
January 8 – 3.4 million copies of the film The Rescuers are recalled after a photo of a topless woman was discovered in two of the 110,000 slides in that scene of the movie.
July 24 – Russell Eugene Weston Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire, killing 2 police officers. He is later ruled incompetent to stand trial.
Google ~ Sergey Brin and Larry Page ~ 1998
As a research project at Stanford University, Sergey Brin and Larry Page created a search engine that listed results according to the popularity of the pages, after concluding that the most popular result would often be the most useful. After raising $1 million from family, friends and other investors, the pair launched the company in 1998. Google has since become the world’s most popular search engine, receiving more than 200 million queries each day. Source: Biography Channel
I am born! =D -WZM
July 5 – Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be successfully cloned from an adult cell, is born at the Roslin Institute in Midlothian, Scotland.
January 2 – The most distant Galaxy yet discovered found by scientists using the Keck telescope in Hawaii (est. 15 billion light years away).
Fabrics woven from polyester thread or yarn are used extensively in apparel and home furnishings, from shirts and pants to jackets and hats, bed sheets, blankets and upholstered furniture. Industrial polyester fibers, yarns and ropes are used in tyre reinforcements, fabrics for conveyor belts, safety belts, coated fabrics and plastic reinforcements with high-energy absorption. Polyester fiber is used as cushioning and insulating material in pillows, comforters and upholstery padding. *Accurate date unknown.
World Wide Web (WWW), system of resources that enable computer users to view and interact with a variety of information, including magazine archives, public- and university-library resources, current world and business news, and software programs. The WWW can be accessed by a computer connected to an internet, an interconnection of computer networks or through the public Internet, the global consortium of interconnected computer networks.
January 16 – Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins with air strikes against Iraq.
September 29 – STS-26: NASA resumes space shuttle flights, grounded after the Challenger disaster, with Space Shuttle Discovery.
August 6–7 – Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City: A riot erupts in Tompkins Square Park when police attempt to enforce a newly passed curfew for the park. Bystanders, artists, residents, homeless people and political activists are caught up in the police action which takes place during the night of August 6 and into the early morning of August 7.
January 28—STS-51-L: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates 73 seconds after launch, killing the crew of 7 astronauts, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe (see Space Shuttle Challenger disaster).
"We Are The World" is recorded by USA for Africa, America's response to the British "Do They Know It's Christmas"
LIVE AID in London and Philadelphi, beamed around the world
Crack coccaine starts to appear.
Billy Joel marries Christie Brinkley... millions of men suddenly feel like they stand a chance with an attractive woman.
Brussels, Belgium: 39 dead, 250 wounded during a soccer match between Liverpool and Juventus
Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior is bombed by the French goverment during protests of it's nuclear testing in the Pacific
Earthquake in Mexico / Volcano erupts in Colombia; 1000s killed
Gorbachev becomes (the last) president of the Soviet Union
New coke is introduced in April and quickly replaced with original Coke
Titanic wreckage found and filmed by robotic camera in July
Bernhard Goetz is charged with attempted murder
Ethiopa blocks the airlift of thousands of Ethiopian Jews.
Hole in the ozone layer, first detected in 1977, is now indisputable.
In October, the worlds largest atom smasher goes online in Illinois.
Nintendo home entertainment system introduced.
Extra second added to the calender year.
Leaded gas is officially banned in the US
Swedish premier Olaf Palme is assassinated.
Rock 'n' Roll Hall of fame is opened.
Rock Hudson, the first major public figure to die to AIDS, dies on October 2.
Karen Ann Quinlan, coma patient, dies of pneumonia. She was the first person to die in the "right-to-die" controversy debate.
August 11 – United States President Ronald Reagan, during a voice check for a radio broadcast remarks, "My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes".
The Cosby show premiers.
Sikhs occupy Golden Temple in Amritsar, India
Indira Gandhi is assassinated.
Chemical disaster in Bhopal, India, December 3rd.
Geraldine Ferraro becomes the first woman Vice President running mate.
Reagan re-elected in landslide election, Walter Mondale is never heard from again.
Congress cuts off aid to Nicaragua, illegal guns sales start to fund the contras.
Stonewashed jeans are introduced.
The first megabit chip is made at Bell Labs
Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, US. The Soviets boycott.
Mary Lou Retton wins two gold, two silver and two bronze medals.
Old nude photos of Vanessa Williams, the current Miss America. She is forced from her throne.
The AIDS virus is discovered
On January 28, Michael Jackson's hair caught fire during the shooting of Pepsi commercial, many children's rhymes ensued.
The first infomercials appear on TV due to de-regulation by the FCC.
The first all rap radio format is introduced at LA's KDAY
Run-D.M.C. are the first ever rap group to have an album certified gold.
The term cyberspace is coined by William Gibson in his novel "Neuromancer"
Bob Geldof and Band Aid release "Do They Know It's Christmas"
Vanessa Williams becomes first African American Miss America
In 1984 Reagan makes famous joke: "My fellow Americans, I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes." He supposedly didn't know the mic was on.
Apple Computer releases the Macintosh personal computer.
Calling themselves the PMRC (Parents' Music Resource Coalition), concerned parents, including Tipper Gore, wife of then-Tennessee Senator Albert Gore, Susan Baker, wife of Treasury Secretary James Baker, Georgie Packwood, wife of Oregon Senator Robert Packwood, and Nancy Thurmond, wife of South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond, construct a campaign designed to 'educate' parents about certain alarming new trends in rock music.
February 28 The final episode of M*A*S*H is aired and the record of most watched episode is broken.
July 6 – A lunar eclipse (umbral duration 236 min and total duration 106 min, the longest of the 20th century) occurs.
Michael Jackson's "Thriller" sells 20 million albums to become the largest selling record ever.
Ozzy bites the head off a live bat thrown at him at a January 20 performance.
Argentina invades the Falklands (UK); Argentina has to withdraw its troops after two months.
Italy wins the Soccer World Cup in Spain
Helmut Kohl becomes chancellor in Germany (and STILL is chancellor)
Leonid Breznjev dies, Yuri Andropov takes over
The Reverend Sun Myung Moon marries 4,150 of his "Moonie" followers at Madison Square Garden.
Tylenol Scare, October 5th
Nancy Reagan appears at a Washington benefit dressed as a bag lady to protest criticism of her expensive outfits.
Princess Grace of Monaco dies when her car hurtles over a cliff.
John Belushi dies March 5 of cocaine and herion.
Prine William is born to Charles and Di.
Mexico's economy collapses.
Liposuction is introduced.
Telephone company breaks up into 22 distinct regional phone companies.
The Equal Rights Amendment dies, three states short of ratification.
The Vietnam Memorial is erected in Washington D.C.
The first artificial heart transplant takes place, the receipent lives 112 days.
Delorean Motor Company goes bankrupt
Larry Walters on July 2nd ties 42 weather balloons to a lawn chair and flies as high as 16 thousand feet before shooting the balloons with a pellet gun and landing about 90 minutes later. The FAA fined him $1,500.
The 1st launch of a space shuttle (Columbia)
Reagan fires the striking air traffic controllers and breaks up their union.
Pope shot by insane Turk, May 13.
Sandra Day O'Connor becomes first female Supreme Court Justice
Mitterand becomes French president (and will remain pres. well into the 90s)
Prince Charles and Diana Spencer marry on July 29
Luke and Lauras's Wedding (General Hospital), Most watched wedding in history next to Charles and Diana.
Dynasty premiers in primetime hours and becomes a hit.
The US Agriculture Department trys making ketchup a school lunch vegetable
The first IBM-PC's begin to roll of the lines.
The first DeLorean sports cars roll off the assembly line.
August 1, The birth of MTV, the 24 hour-a-day music television station
Private satelite dishes are given the ok by the FCC
Fruit fly break out in California.
Regan starts toying with the Libyains, and deploys ships in the Gulf of Sidra, which Libya claimed rights to even though no one else recognized it as theirs.
Pac-Man is introduced in the US and sparks a huge craze.
Spain allows legal divorces.
Poland government crushes the Solidarity movement.
The first reports of homosexual men dying due to a mysterious breakdown of the bodies' immuminzation system. Later it becomes known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, aka AIDS and researches realize it can strike anyone.
52 American hostages released in January after 14 months in captivity in Iran
Antigua gained its independence November 1,1981
Assasination attempt on Ronald Regean on March 30, 1981 by John Hinkley
January 20 – Super Bowl XIV: The Pittsburgh Steelers become the first NFL franchise to win 4 Super Bowls, defeating the Los Angeles Rams 31–19 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
U.S. and communist China establish diplomatic relations. Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler make first successful ascent of Mt. Everest without using oxygen. First test-tube baby born in England. David Berkowitz, the 'Son of Sam', receives life in prison for six murders. Camp David peace talks bring an agreement between Israel and Egypt. Norman Rockwell dies at age 84.
America celebrates its 200th birthday. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest wins top five Academy Awards - first time for a single movie since 1934. First report that spray cans damage the earth's ozone layer released by National Academy of Science. Billionaires Howard Hughes and J. Paul Getty die. Jimmy Carter elected 39th President. The Orient Express makes its last Istanbul to Paris run.
Margaret Thatcher becomes head of Conservative Party in Great Britain. Rod Serling dies at age 67 from lung cancer. U.S. Apollo and Soviet Soyuz 19 spacecrafts link up in first international manned space flight. Charlie Chaplin knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. Many Nixon appointees indicted for Watergate-related crimes. Communist forces overrun South Vietnam. Fighting breaks out between Christians and Moslems in Beirut, Lebanon. Unemployment rate in U.S. reaches 9.2%, highest in 34 years. Fascist rule ends in Spain with death of Francisco Franco; democracy restored.
When my dad was my age and older his favorite type of genere for music was Rock & Roll. He would ride his motorcycle, hang out with his friends (like I do now), play baseball, and go to the arcade. Arcades were aparently very big back when he was our age, but now you barely see them anymore. School was very boring (just like some of them are now), his favorite classes were music, math and english. His least favorite were home-ec, civics, and english (with english it depended who would teach it). On the radio he only listened to Collage Radio, the station was WNEC 91.87. The way people would dress was Converse all-stars, Levi jeans, flanel, big hair, feathered hair, work boots. and big glasses. Some of the things aren't all that different from what we do/wear now.
India explodes a nuclear device, the sixth country to do so. Patricia Hearst joins Symbionese Liberation Army. Hank Aaron hits 715th home run, beating Babe Ruth's record. President Nixon resigns as Articles of Impeachment filed and is granted a pardon by President Gerald Ford. John Le Carre publishes Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Woodward and Bernstein All the President's Men. After oil crisis, profits of the top 30 oil companies in the world increased by an average of 93%.
Watergate scandal breaks with arrest of five defendants at Democrat Party headquarters in Washington White House releases transcripts of tape-recordings Vice-president Agnew resigns after income-tax scandal. Cease-fire declared in Vietnam but fighting continues. J.R.R. Tolkien dies at age 81. Worldwide Energy crisis precipitated by rise in oil prices and hoarding by oil companies.
President Nixon visits China and re-elected in near-landslide, but Democrats win majority in both houses of Congress. U.S. Supreme Court effectively bans capital punishment as cruel and unusual. British anthropologist Richard Leakey discovers 2.5 million year-old human skull in Kenya. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover dies after serving for 48 years. Terrorists kill two Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. Bobby Fischer wins world chess title from Boris Spassky.
Woodstock Music & Art Fair (informally, Woodstock or The Woodstock Festival) was a music festival, billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music", held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre (2.4 km²; 240 ha, 0.94 mi²) dairy farm near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to August 18, 1969. Bethel, in Sullivan County, is 43 miles (69 km) southwest of the town of Woodstock, New York, in adjoining Ulster County. During the sometimes rainy weekend, thirty-two acts performed outdoors in front of 400,000 concert-goers. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most pivotal moments in popular music history and was listed among Rolling Stone's 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll. The event was captured in the successful 1970 documentary movie Woodstock, an accompanying soundtrack album, and Joni Mitchell's song "Woodstock" which commemorated the event and became a major hit for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
In 1964, Dr. Luther Leonidas Terry, M.D., published a landmark report saying that smoking may be hazardous to health, sparking nationwide anti-smoking efforts.
Silent Spring is a book written by Rachel Carson and published by Houghton Mifflin in September 1962. The book is widely credited with helping launch the environmental movement.
The New Yorker started serializing Silent Spring in June 1962, and it was published in book form by Houghton Mifflin later that year. When the book Silent Spring was published, Rachel Carson was already a well-known writer on natural history, but had not previously been a social critic. The book was widely read—especially after its selection by the Book-of-the-Month Club and the New York Times best-seller list—and inspired widespread public concerns with pesticides and pollution of the environment. Silent Spring facilitated the ban of the pesticide DDT in 1972 in the United States.
The book documented detrimental effects of pesticides on the environment, particularly on birds. Carson said that DDT had been found to cause thinner egg shells and result in reproductive problems and death. She also accused the chemical industry of spreading disinformation, and public officials of accepting industry claims uncritically.
It was a 1960's hair style that was created to make the hair look more full. I didn't have the exact hair style date so I put down the era
To Kill a Mockingbird is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. It was instantly successful and has become a classic of modern American literature. The plot and characters are loosely based on the author's observations of her family and neighbors, as well as on an event that occurred near her hometown in 1936, when she was 10 years old. The novel is renowned for its warmth and humor, despite dealing with serious issues of rape and racial inequality. The narrator's father, Atticus Finch, has served as a moral hero for many readers and as a model of integrity for lawyers. One critic explained the novel's impact by writing, "In the twentieth century, To Kill a Mockingbird is probably the most widely read book dealing with race in America, and its protagonist, Atticus Finch, the most enduring fictional image of racial heroism."
Barbie's original name was Barbara Millicent Roberts.
The Space Race was a heated competition between the United States and the Soviet Union in the exploration of outer space. It involved pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, send man into space, and land him on the Moon. The Space Race occurred during the Cold War and had its origins in the missile-based arms race between the two nations. It effectively began with the Soviet launch of Sputnik 1 on 4 October 1957, and ended in a period of detente with the co-operative Apollo-Soyuz Test Project flight in July 1975. In between, it became a focus of the cultural, technological, and ideological rivalry between the two nations. It provided the side benefits of societal morale boosting, and civilian and military applications of the developed space technology.
They first cost $1300, which really slowed sales
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), was a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students and denying black children equal educational opportunities unconstitutional. The decision overturned earlier rulings going back to Plessy v. Ferguson in 1896. Handed down on May 17, 1954, the Warren Court's unanimous (9–0) decision stated that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal." As a result, de jure racial segregation was ruled a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. This victory paved the way for integration and the civil rights movement.
Bye, bye white!