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“The wreck of the Titanic, the luxury liner that sank on its maiden voyage in 1912, was found by a U.S.-French exploratory team. The wreck was found about 500 miles south of Newfoundland, but its exact location was kept secret to discourage salvage attempts.” "wreck of the Titanic."Student HandBook College and University Edition Including What Happened When. revised edition . 2003.
“The eruption of Mt. St. Helen in southwestern Washington blew the top of the mountain into the atmosphere, leveling some 120 sq. miles, and set off a series of fires, mudslides, and floods. About 400 people had been evacuated before the eruption. "Mt. St. Helens."Student HandBook College and University Edition Including What Happened When. revised edition . 2003. Page 439
The Three Mile Island accident was the most significant accident in the history of the American commercial nuclear power generating industry. It resulted in the realease of numerous gases that are harmful to the environment. Thankfully, no one was killed or seriously harmed by this.
President Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam. On January 23, Nixon announces that a peace acord has been reached with North Vietnam
Hundreds of college students were protesting quietly against having a war, when police officers shot into the croud killing four students. After the students were killed colleges across the country were closed
The Woodstock Music and Art Festival was a rock festival held at Max Yasgur's 600 acre dairy farm in the rural town of Bethel, New York from August 15 to August 18, 1969. For many, it exemplified the counterculture of the 1960s and the "hippie era". Many of the best-known musicians of the time appeared during the rainy weekend, captured in a successful 1970 movie, Woodstock. Joni Mitchell's song "Woodstock", which memorialized the event, became a major hit for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Though attempts have been made over the years to recreate the festival, the original Woodstock festival of 1969 has proven to be unique and legendary.
Neil Armstrong was the first man to ever set foot on the moon. Armstrong’s famous words as he stepped on to the moon were, “That’s one small step of man and one giant leap for mankind.” These word are known everywhere, this is one date that no one will forget.
Martin Luther King, Jr., who had been standing on the balcony of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, was shot. As M.L. King Jr. was protesting against violent protest, he was assassinated.
A massacre of innocent people in Vietnam done by the U.S. military. hundreds of innocent people were killed and hundreds of U.S. soldiers were not punished for the crime. The military raped women and children, killed everyone, and burned the villages.
the general "hippies" began. people dressed differently, acted differently and loved freely.
The John F. Kennedy only put "advisors" into Vitenam. LBJ was the first presdient to put in actual troops into vVienam, not just "advisors".
The TV set became popular in households.. Used for family bonding, news, and reality shows (like American Bandstand), the TV is clearly an amazing acessory, or multiple acessories,
Dallas Texas President Kennedy was on a tour of the southern states. When he arrived in Texas he was warmly welcomed. Kennedy was waving to the crowd in his armored car, when he was shot to death. Kennedy was shot twice, once in the neck and once in the head.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech to all of the colored people in Washigton, DC regarding segregation. King believed that segregation would come in the future, he was correct. This speech affected not only colored people but white people as well and made a very large change in the segregated America.
West Germany and East Germany- The Berlin wall was erected to keep the East Germany people out of West Germany. The Russians had control of East Germany whereas West Germany was divided between America, England, and France
United States CIA-backed invasion by 1,200 Cuban exiles and a number of American citizens formed into Brigade 2506 — whom many people believe was directed by President John F. Kennedy — in an attempt to overthrow the government of President Fidel Castro. The Bay of Pigs Invastion was a huge disaster, and made the US seem weak, and uncontrolled
The new band inspired new ways of living, dressing and being. The Beatles were a big hit for several years after they were established, and they are still popular today. The Bealtes were examples to hippies, and teenagers, and influenced the lives of thousands of Americans.
The Montgomery Bus Boycott consisted of 42,000colored people refusing to ride busses to work. Rosa Parks was the woman who had started the controversy and the boycotts. The boycott lasted for 381 days.
Declaring that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal," The Supreme Court has desegregated america, blacks and whites now go to the same schools. This event led up to the Little Rock Nine.
Called Operation Ivy, The United States successfully detonates the first large hydrogen bomb, codenamed "Mike" ["M" for megaton], in the Eniwetok atoll, located in the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific Ocean. Once again, the US is ahead in the race for new weapons.
The Korean War officially began.
NATO, the North Alliance Treaty Organization, was an alliance between France, the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Portugal, Italy, Norway, Denmark and Iceland. This was one of the most powerful alliances at the time, seeing as how if you attacked one country, it was considered by the allies to be an attack against them all.
McCarthyism is the term given to intense anti-communist suspicion in the United States in a period that lasted roughly from the late 1940s to the late 1950s. Thousands of americans we're accused of being communist, even some famous actors/actresses (The Hollywood Blacklist).
The second world war is finally over, with the unconditional surrender of Japan. The US exited out of WWII as a world power and has much more influence in world events.
The two Atomic Bombs that the United States used to win the war between them and Japan. August 6, Little Boy was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, followed on August 9, 1945 by the detonation of the "Fat Man" bomb over Nagasaki.
The war in Europe was over! Germany had surrendered and Hitler was gone. However the war with Japan wasn’t over just yet.
"Iwo Jima fell to the U.S. Marines after 36 days of bitter and bloody fighting. More than 4000 Marines were killed, 15,000 wounded. The Japanese lost more than 20,000 men." "Iwo Jima fell. “Student HandBook College and University Edition Including What Happened When. revised edition . 2003. page-310
Nazis empty Auschwitz and start prisoners on "death marches" to Germany. The soviets were getting closer to the concentration camps and the Germans didn’t want people to find what they had down. Almost 6,000,000 Jews and non-Jews were killed during the holocaust. "The History Place-Statistics of The Holocaust." The History Place-Statistics of The Holocaust 18 May 2008
On this day Americans, Englishmen, and Frenchmen invaded Normandy and five other beachheads. The invasion lasted about a day, and continued until Germany surrendered.
The Japanese launched a surprise attack on the US . Almost 3000 Americans lost their lives. About 19 ships were sunk or damaged. Japanese only lost 28 planes and 3 midget submarines. "Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor."Student HandBook College and University Edition Including What Happened When. revised edition . 2003. page 299