1945 to the Present

Timeline created by JenTro
  • first color tv show

  • Jackie Robinson become the first black to play in the major leagues

  • First microwave oven

  • Ghandi founds modern nation of India

  • Joseph Stalin dies

  • Rosenbergs are executed for spying

  • Treaty signed ending Korean War

  • Billy Haley records "Rock Around the Clock"

  • Sen. Joseph McCarthy claims the State Dept. is full of Communist

  • Albert Einstein dies

  • Rosa Parks begins bus boycott in Alabama

  • U.S. leaves Vietnam

  • U.S invasion of Dominican Republic

  • Buddy Holly dies in plane crash

  • Cesar Chavez unionizes farm workers in California

  • Pres. Eisenhower warns of the dangers of the "military-Industrial Complex"

  • Yuri Gagarin orbits the earth

  • Alan Shepard goes into space

  • Berlin Wall goes up

  • John Glenn orbits the earth

  • James Merdith enrolls at the Univ. of Alabama

  • Marilyn Monroe commits suicide

  • Cuban missile crisis resolved peacefully

  • Dr. Martin Luther King says "I have a dream"

  • John F. Kennedy is assasinated

  • Lee Harvey Oswald is murdered

  • Beatles appear on the Ed Sullivan show

  • Betty Freidan founds the National Organization of Women

  • First Super Bowl is played

  • Muhammed Ali goes to jail

  • Sen. McCarthy mobilizes youth to vote against Vietnam War

  • Pres. Johnson refuses to run for a second term of office

  • Dr. Martin Luther King is assasinated

  • Robert F. Kennedy is assasinated

  • Richard Nexon is elected for his first term of office

  • Neil Armstrong walks on the moon

  • Ho Chi Minh dies

  • my mom's birthday

  • My dad's birthday

  • Gloria Steinem publishes the first edition of "MS" Magazine

  • Nixon visits Red China

  • Isreali athletes slaughtered at Olympics

  • Watergate Hotel broken into

  • Vice-president Spiro Agnew resigns from office

  • Henry Aaron breaks Babe's record

  • president Nixon resigns

  • First Apple Computer sold

  • Elvis dies

  • Jimmy Carter president over Camp David

  • Jim Jones leads followers into mass suicide

  • Ayatollah Khomeni takes power in Iran

  • Lee Iacoca takes over Chrysler

  • John Lennon murdered

  • Ronald Reagan becomes president

  • Britain win Falklands War

  • Invasion of Gernada

  • Christa McCauliffe is first civilian to ride space shuttle

  • Berlin Wall goes down

  • Invasion of Panama

  • my birthday

  • Invasion of Iraq