Micah S., JB B., Joe G.
Created by jbb on May 19, 2008
Last updated: 03/05/10 at 12:43 AM
1940-1989 American History-JB6 has no followers yet. Be the first one to follow.
This was the end of the restrictions on East Berliners.
This was an end to a very unpopular war. The majority of American people were glad that the war ended.
Richard Nixon became the first and only president to ever resign from office. The House of Representatives was going to vote for impeachment of him, anyway (resignation always looks better than impeachment/firing!) This was due to the fact that he had allowed the Watergate scandal to not only occur, but also hid the evidence.
On this date, 5 of President Richard Nixon's men were arrested for breaking into and wiretapping the phones of the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C.
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, were the first to walk on the moon. This opened up the idea of space travel to other planets.
The largest offensive of the war, NVA and VC conducted a large attack in south Vietnam on the US
Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on the 2nd-floor balcony of room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. At 6:01 P.M., he was struck with a single bullet, and was pronounced dead shortly after at a hospital. This very unfortunate event, caused by James Earl Ray, sparked riots and had a major effect on the civil rights movement.
On this day a bill was passed through legislation that got rid of the legality of "Seperate but Equal."
While riding in a motorcade with his wife, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald. The entire nation stood in shock, and people sunk down to the pits emotionally. Many wondered if the new president, Lyndon B. Johnson, would continue Kennedy's policies, as the Cold War was going on at this time.
The US decides to start military action in Vietnam. This is one of the most bloody wars in history, and the first war without lines.
Becoming the 50th state, Hawaii was added on this date. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Hawaii Admission Act into law on that day. This event is definitely significant to American history because another territory became a member of our terrific country, thus completing the puzzle, per se.
On this day, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Alaska Statehood Act into law, thus creating the 49th state of the United States of America. This was significant because yet another state--the 2nd to last one--was admitted to the union. Interestingly enough, Alaska has no counties, but rather boroughs, and one "unorganized borough".
Nine children tried to go to a white high school in Arkansas. This was a major point in desegregation.
On that date, a landmark event occured. The Brown vs. Board of Education case, in which the Supreme Court determined that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal," allowed integration to finally occur.
The forming of an alliance between the allied countries of ww2. This was the precrsor to the UN
The Truman Doctrine was announced on March 12, 1947. It claimed that the U.S. would support Greece and Turkey to prevent them from becoming controlled by the Soviets; not only militarily but also economically.
The first general-purpose computer was unveiled, It was called ENIAC, or Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer. It cost $500,000.
This was V-J or "victory in Japan," day. This ended world war 2
On these two days, President Harry S. Truman ordered that atomic bombs be dropped on these two cities, thus ending WWII and the Pacific War. These are the only two attacks with nuclear weapons ever. On August 15, Japan surrendered to the Allied Powers.
The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. This sends the U.S. into World War 2
One of the biggest wars in human history starts