Historical Events happening in the 1950's, 1960's, and 1970's.

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  • Korean War on the year of 1950 (Part 1)

     Korean War on the year of 1950 (Part 1)
    This war happened between the Democratic People’s Republic and the Republic of Korea. North Korea was the first to attack with armed conflict on June 25, 1950. The United Nations said that their soldiers were authorized to intervene. The United Nations supported the South Koreans. The Soviet Union and Chinese army however, supported the North Koreans. The active stages of the war ended on July 27, 1953 when the border between North and South Korea was established.
  • Korean war on the year of 1950 (Part 2)

    Korean war on the year of 1950 (Part 2)
    In this “cold war” a total of 367,283,750,282 people died and a total of 686,500,789,000 people were wounded worldwide.
  • Failed assassination attempt on President Harry S. Truman on the year of 1950 (Part 1)

    Failed assassination attempt on President Harry S. Truman on the year of 1950 (Part 1)
    Harry S. Truman has had 2 assassination attempts on his life. This one was the second of two and happened on November 1, 1950. The attempt was arranged by Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo who believed that Puerto Rico should be independent. They found out that the president was staying at the Blair House. This assassination attempt failed just like the first one. Torresola was shot 2 inches from the ear (by one of the presidents officers named Coffelt) which killed him immediately. Collazo
  • Failed assassination attempt on President Harry S. Truman on the year of 1950 (Part 2)

    Failed assassination attempt on President Harry S. Truman on the year of 1950 (Part 2)
    survived an was sentenced to death but was overruled by life in prison He was then sent back to Puerto Rico and died in 1994.
  • Immigration and Nationality Act on the year of 1952

    Immigration and Nationality Act on the year of 1952
    The Immigration and Nationality Act was made on June 27, 1952. This act restricted any immigrants from making it over the border into the United States without a green card. This act has been in effect since December 24, 1952 and parts of the act still remain to till this day. This was the first immigration law that was organized under one body of text. Most immigration laws were made under a few bodies of text not one.
  • United States Election on the year of 1952

    United States Election on the year of 1952
    In this election the two final nominees for president were Dwight D. Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson. Eisenhower was a Republican candidate and Stevenson was a Democratic candidate. Eisenhower won with 30 states and 55.2% of the voters. Stevenson lost with 9 states and 44.3% of the voters. Eisenhower became the next president of the United States and Richard Nixin became the next vice president of the United States. This was the end of he United States election on the year of 1952.
  • The Execution of The Rosenberg's on the year of 1953 (Part 1)

    The Execution of The Rosenberg's on the year of 1953 (Part 1)
    The Rosenberg’s were executed on June 19, 1953 for conspiracy to spy on the United States. They were American communists that were said to tell the Soviet Union about the American’s atomic bomb. This execution was the only one on civilians for spying in American history. The Rosenberg’s also had accomplices for spying however, they only served time in jail. They were executed on the electric chair. Julius Rosenberg died on the first electric shock. Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg however, had not yet
  • The Execution of The Rosenberg's on the year of 1953 (Part 2)

    The Execution of The Rosenberg's on the year of 1953 (Part 2)
    died so an additional 2 shocks were applied. It was said that smoke rose from her head when she died. They were then buried at Wellwood Cemetery in Pinelawn, New York.
  • Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California on the year of 1955 (Part 1)

    Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California on the year of 1955 (Part 1)
    Disneyland was being created in Anaheim, California from July 16, 1954 to July 17, 1955. Disneyland was opened on July 18, 1955 and is the most popular tourist attraction till this day. Disneyland was named and supervised by the infamous Walt Disney who got the idea by bringing his daughters to various amusement parks. Disneyland had a railroad go all around it and on the inside was the actual Disneyland where people would have fun. It is now named Disneyland Park to be distinguished from Disney
  • Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California on the year of 1955 (Part 2)

    Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California on the year of 1955 (Part 2)
    land Resort which is it bigger cousin also in Anaheim, California
  • Rosa Parks begins the Montgomery Bus Boycott on the year of 1955 (Part 1)

    Rosa Parks begins the Montgomery Bus Boycott on the year of 1955 (Part 1)
    The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a protest against the policy of African American people sitting in the back of the bus. The protest lasted from December 1, 1955 when Rosa Park refused to give up her seat to a white person and sit in the back of the bus. She was then arrested and placed on trial. This campaign lasted until December 20, 1956 when the court decided that racial segregation was not fair and African American people can sit wherever they want. Many important people were a part of this
  • Rosa Parks begins the Montgomery Bus Boycott on the year of 1955 (Part 2)

    Rosa Parks begins the Montgomery Bus Boycott on the year of 1955 (Part 2)
    protest like Ralph Abernathy and Martin Luther King, Jr. There were also many protests like this one against racial segregation and they all were stopped.
  • Jackson Pollock dies on the year of 1956 (Part 1)

    Jackson Pollock dies on the year of 1956 (Part 1)
    Jackson Pollock painted “Scent and Search” in 1955 which would be his two last paintings because in the next year he dies in a car crash. Jackson Pollock did not paint a single thing in the next year. Pollock suffered with drinking to much alcohol which is known as alcoholism. Pollock was driving on August 11, 1956 and got into a car accident, killing one of his two passengers. Pollock was drinking alcohol before getting into the car and that is how he got into a single-car crash. One of his
  • Jackson Pollock dies on the year of 1956 (Part 2)

    Jackson Pollock dies on the year of 1956 (Part 2)
    two passengers survived which was Pollock’s mistress named Ruth Kligman.
  • Elvis Presley made his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show on the year of 1956 (Part 1)

    Elvis Presley made his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show on the year of 1956 (Part 1)
    Ed Sullivan allowed Elvis Presley to be on his show on September 9, 1956. This was a big deal for Sullivan because for some anonymous reason he disliked Presley and vowed to himself and the world to never let him on his talk show. He then allowed Presley to be on the show after the “Steve Allen show” became one of the best talk shows on television. Sullivan then signed a contract which allowed Presley to be on his talk show. Elvis Presley then sang a few songs (which was a big deal in those days
  • Elvis Presley made his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show on the year of 1956 (Part 2)

    Elvis Presley made his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show on the year of 1956 (Part 2)
    because he was so famous) and that was the end of the episode for the Ed Sullivan show.
  • United States Presidential Election on the year of 1956 (Part 1)

    United States Presidential Election on the year of 1956 (Part 1)
    This election was just a rematch for the one that happened 4 years earlier. Dwight D. Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson were the top two candidates for president just like the election four years before this one. Eisenhower ended the Korean War so it was obvious that he would be elected for president once again. This was the last election where the two last candidates was born in the 19th century. Both Dwight D. Eisenhower (former president) and Richard Nixon (former vice president) were elected
  • United States Presidential Election on the year of 1956 (Part 2)

    United States Presidential Election on the year of 1956 (Part 2)
    once again for the same positions.
  • U-2 accident on the year of 1960 (Part 1)

    U-2 accident on the year of 1960 (Part 1)
    A U-2 airplane (from the United States) was sent to go to the Soviet Union however, was shot down when going in their territory on May 1, 1960. The Soviet Union showed the United States their alive pilot and pictures of their military bases. The United States was extremely embarrassed for their failed mission. The United States and the Soviet Union then became enemies shortly after this. Eisenhower was ordered to apologize to Khrushchev (at a meeting, by the ruler of the Soviet Union) however,
  • U-2 accident on the year of 1960 (Part 2)

    U-2 accident on the year of 1960 (Part 2)
    Eisenhower declined. Francis Gary Powers was put on trial and convicted of spying on the Soviet Union so told to serve three years in jail and seven years of un-free, hard labor. Francis Gary Powers only served one year and 9 months until exchanged for the Soviet intelligence officer Rudolf Abel.
  • Civil Rights Act on the year of 1960

    Civil Rights Act on the year of 1960
    The Civil Rights Act was made on May 6, 1960. This act was said to have a federal investigation when the voters voted to see if everything is going the way it should. It was said to protect against racism and to let everyone that is allowed to vote, vote. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed this act to make everything clear and to prevent any loopholes from the previous Civil Rights Act law made in 1956.
  • United States Presidential Election on the year of 1960 (Part 1)

    United States Presidential Election on the year of 1960 (Part 1)
    This presidential election began on November 8, 1960 and the term began on January 20, 1961. The Democrats have voted for John F. Kennedy to be president and the Republican voted for Richard Nixon to be president. Since John F. Kennedy’s religion was Catholic, Protestants believed that he would take orders from the pope (in Rome, Italy). John F. Kennedy gained extreme publicity when he participated in the debates between him and Richard Nixon. Later on, John F. Kennedy was elected President and
  • United States Presidential Election on the year of 1960 (Part 2)

    United States Presidential Election on the year of 1960 (Part 2)
    Lyndon B. Johnson was elected Vice President.
  • Alliance for Progress on the year of 1961

    Alliance for Progress on the year of 1961
    The Alliance for Progress was a proposed alliance with Latin America and the United States of America. President John F. Kennedy made a 10-year plan for Latin America made on March, 1961.The United States would give Latin America money to help them in the economy. The United States relations with Latin America grew however, the program failed. It was said that America gave Latin America a total of 22.3 billion dollars.
  • Peace Corps was made on the year of 1961 (Part 1)

    Peace Corps was made on the year of 1961 (Part 1)
    Peace corps is a corporation run by the American government and volunteers are what make up the Peace Corps. Peace Corps has three goals to expand American culture to different countries, to expand different countries cultures into America, and providing assistance for technical issues. Volunteers work on different things in the country like hunger, schools, and agriculture. President John F. Kennedy made this corporation on May 1, 1961. Since the time it was made (1961)it had gained over
  • Peace Corps was made on the year of 1961 (Part 2)

    Peace Corps was made on the year of 1961 (Part 2)
    200,000 Americans. The Americans that have joined, have helped 139 countries in total.
  • Mercury-Redstone 3 mission on the year of 1961 (Part 1)

    Mercury-Redstone 3 mission on the year of 1961 (Part 1)
    The mission “Mercury-Redstone 3” was one to beat the Russians to be the first man to orbit Earth. Alan Shepard was the man that was chosen for this mission however, Russia did beat the Americans into space. Russia sent Yuri Gagarin into space first and the United States did not get that historical award. Even then they became the second country to send a man into space and the takeoff was broadcasted on television, viewed by millions of people. President John F. Kennedy even viewed the
  • Mercury-Redstone 3 mission on the year of 1961 (Part 2)

    Mercury-Redstone 3 mission on the year of 1961 (Part 2)
    flight on his television with Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and a couple of other people.
  • OPEC was formed on 1961

    OPEC was formed on 1961
    OPEC is organization between 12 oil-producing countries. There headquarters is in Vienna, Austria and the twelve oil-producing countries are all around the world. The three main continents of the oil-producing countries are South America, the Middle East, and Africa. The official language of the OPEC is English even though the people in it aren’t American. You have to pay a 2 million entrance fee to be in it however.
  • Cuban missle crisis on the year of 1962 (Part 1)

    Cuban missle crisis on the year of 1962 (Part 1)
    This Cuban missile crisis was between the United States and the Soviet Union with Cuba. The Soviet Union built missile bases in Cuba during the Cold War which was said to strike at most parts of the United States. The United States then demanded that the Russians take their missiles back to their country and leave Cuba. The Russians agreed only if they United States take their missiles out of Turkey and Italy. They both agreed on this and the United States then stopped the blockade so the
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis on the year of 1962

    The Cuban Missile Crisis on the year of 1962
    Soviet’s can take their missiles out.
  • Malcom X assassination on the year of 1965

    Malcom X assassination on the year of 1965
    Malcom X was on his way to Harlem, New York not knowing that in the day he would be assassinated. When a disturbance happened during Malcom X's speech in the audience. Malcom X's bodyguard's went to fix the disturbance. During that time where his bodyguard's were not at his side someone in the front row had shot him with a shotgun. As soon as the man in the front row shot him two others shot him with handguns. Malcom X was said to be dead at 3:30 P.M. after he had rrived at the hospital.
  • Shirley Chisholm becomes the first African-American woman elected for Congress on the year of 1969

    Shirley Chisholm becomes the first African-American woman elected for Congress on the year of 1969
    Shirley Chisholm ran for the New York State Legislature in 1964 and was elected on the same year. She then ran for the Democratic candidate for the congress and was elected to be in the House of Representatives. She was then pronounced the first Africa-American woman ever to be in congress. Shirley had no children and retired from her seat on congress in 1982. She was a very successful woman and will be remembered in history for an extrememly long time.
  • The very first Earth Day is observed on the year of 1970

    The very first Earth Day is observed on the year of 1970
    Earth Day was created by Gaylord Nelson who was an Wisconsin, U.S. senator. After all the oil spill in Santa Barbara, California he then took a trip there and was disgusted by what he saw. He thne Made Earth Dayto be acknowledged by every school in the United States. Earth Day still goes on till this day and will for a very long time.
  • The United States Environmental Protection Agency was created on the year of 1970 (Part 1)

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency was created on the year of 1970 (Part 1)
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (aka the EPA) was formed by the United States government to help protect the health of all humans throughout the United States. The EPA was made by President Richard Nixon and congress accepted this agency for America. The EPA began working on December 2, 1970 and its headquarters are in Washington, D.C. The annual budget for this agency is $8.682 billion and has about 17,000 full-time employees. All laws that are made by this agency however,
  • The United States Environmental Protection Agency was created on the year of 1970 (Part 2)

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency was created on the year of 1970 (Part 2)
    must go through congress.
  • The show "All in the Family" was created on the year of 1971

    The show "All in the Family" was created on the year of 1971
    All in the Family was a sitcom that was aired on CBS. It lasted for 8 years and was even followed by the same storyline as Archie's Bunker's Place. All in the Family has won multiple awards for comedy. This show had exactly 9 seasons and 208 episodes. It was ranked #13 on the TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time.
  • The Twenty-sixth Amendment made on the year of 1971

    The Twenty-sixth Amendment made on the year of 1971
    The Twenty-sixth Amendment was a law that allowed people over the age of eighteen to vote. The congress enforced this article by legislation. Over the time period of 6 months most of the states agreed on this law. The only states that did not are Utah, Mississippi, North Dakota, South Dakota, Florida, Kentucky, and finally Nevada. Till this day these states have still not agreed on this law and might never will.
  • Skylab was launched into orbit on the year of 1973

    Skylab was launched into orbit on the year of 1973
    Skylab was the first space station ever to be launched by the USA and operated by NASA. There were exactly a crew of 3 (9 in total) and was in space for about 6 years. It had to go back to earth because it sheild had been broken by the vacuum of space. NASA even had a spaceship ready to launch if the crew in the space station needed help. The skylab space station mostly was said to see the coronal holes in the Sun and report it back to Earth.
  • Super Outbreak of tornadoes on the year of 1974

    Super Outbreak of tornadoes on the year of 1974
    This super outbreak of tornadoes happened on April 3-4, 1974. There was exactly 148 tornadoes happening all over the United States as well as in Canada. The tornadoes took over 300 people's lives and was extremely deadly. There were 6 F5 tornadoes which are the most strongest ones and took the most lives. They happened in Indiana, Ohio, and Alabama.
  • Microsoft Corporation was founded by Bill Gates on the year 1975

    Microsoft Corporation was founded by Bill Gates on the year 1975
    Microsoft corporation was founded by Paul allen and Bill Gates on April 4, 1975. Their headquarters is in Redmond, Washington where everything happenes. Microsoft was founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico and they have recieved many awards. The award they have recieved are world's most valuable companies, and world's largest software maker. Microsoft have over 94,000 members (recorded in 2012). Microsoft is the most succesful PC in history and might always.
  • United States presidential election on the year of 1976

    United States presidential  election on the year of 1976
    The presidential election of 1976 followed when President Richard Nixon resigned (which was the first one in history). The election was between Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford. Jimmy Carter was the first president to be electected and was from the Deep South (besides Zachary Taylor the 12th president of the Untited States). President Jimmy Carter was born in Gerogia and Vice President Walter Frederick was born in Minnesota. Jimmy Carter won by 57 electoral votes.
  • The Atari 2600 becomes the most succesful consoles on the year of 1977

    The Atari 2600 becomes the most succesful consoles on the year of 1977
    The Atari 2600 was made on October 14, 1977 and was one of the best consoles in video game history (for its time). It recieved an award for the 2nd greatest video game console of all time. It is even in the National Toy Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York. The game Combat was one of the games that helped build the Atari 2600 to its glory today. Another game that helped build the Atari 2600 was Pac-Man (which we still know today).
  • Three Mile Island Crisis on the year 1979

    Three Mile Island Crisis on the year 1979
    The Three Mile Island accident happened when the cooling system mafuctioned that caused a melt-down. When this happened all the radioactive substances went in the air. It was said that there were no injuries, health effects, or deaths when this happened. This was told to the public and they even made a movie about it. Sooner than 12 days the China Syndrome had become a hit.
  • American Airline Flight 191 on the year of 1979

    American Airline Flight 191 on the year of 1979
    This accident happened whe one of the pylon engines failed. When they reached takeoff speed and the pilots knew that the engine had failed however, they could do nothing about it. There was exactly a crew of 13, 258 passengers, 2 injuries (on the gorund), and a 273 total fatalities. The operator of this plane was American Airlines and their destination Los Angeles International Airport. The jet fuel had made a huge fireball when it had crashed into the ground.