We Didn't Start the Fire by Stewart Trask

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In History
  • Ole Miss

    Ole Miss
    The new college opens up in Mississipi
    Culture
  • Harry Truman

    Harry Truman
    Harry Truman comes into office when Roosevelt is killed
    Important People
  • Space Monkey

    Space Monkey
    The first successful space monkey trip is launched into space.
    Major Events
  • "The King and I"

    "The King and I"
    The musical of this famous book became popular in this time
    Cultural
  • Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
    Eisenhower came into office
    Important People
  • Malenkov

    Malenkov
    Serves as president until he is overpowered by Khrushchev
    Important People
  • Joseph Stalin

    Joseph Stalin
    Stalin dies
    Important People
  • Hydrogen Bomb

    Hydrogen Bomb
    A h-bomb is created that is small enough to fit inside an airplane
    Major Events
  • Disneyland

    Disneyland
    This theme park opens up for children
    Culture
  • Brooklyns got a winning team

    Brooklyns got a winning team
    The Brooklyn Dodgers finally win the World Series
    Culture
  • Princess Grace

    Princess Grace
    Princess Grace marries the Prince of Monaco
    Important People
  • Charles de Gualle

    Charles de Gualle
    Gualle is elected as the president of the french fifth republic.
    Important People
  • Belgians in the Congo

    Belgians in the Congo
    The Congo wanted independence from the Belgians
    Political
  • British Beatlemania

    British Beatlemania
    People in Great Britian become obssessed with this popular bands music.
  • Berlin Crisis

    Berlin Crisis
    The last major event of the Cold War era
    Political
  • Bay of Pigs invasion

    Bay of Pigs invasion
    An unsuccessful CIA mission is launched to invade southern Cuba
    Major Events
  • Liston Beats Patterson

    Liston Beats Patterson
    Liston beat Patterson in a heavyweight championship
    Culture
  • British Politician Sex

    British Politician Sex
    A scandal that occured with secretary John Profumo.
    Political
  • JFK Blown Away

    JFK Blown Away
    JFK is assassinated
    Political
  • Malcom X

    Malcom X
    Malcom X says that he is not sad about JFK's assassination
    Important People
  • Rock and Roller Cola Wars

    Rock and Roller Cola Wars
    Coke vs. Pepsi!
    Culture
  • Palestine

    Palestine
    The flight of hundreds of thousands of palestinians out of the territories taken by Isreal
    Political
  • Woodstock

    Woodstock
    A gathering of peace and music
    Culture
  • Ho Chi Minh

    Ho Chi Minh
    The leader of china dies
    Important People
  • Richard Nixon

    Richard Nixon
    Nixon is elected to be president of the United States
    Important People
  • Crack

    Crack
    Crack begins to circle around
    Culture
  • Khrushchev

    Khrushchev
    Khrushchev dies of heart disease
    Important People
  • Punk Rock

    Punk Rock
    A new music genre is created in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia
    Culture
  • The Wheel of Fortune

    The Wheel of Fortune
    A new game show in created in America
    Cultural
  • Zhou Enlai

    Zhou Enlai
    The ruler of the Peoples Republic in China dies
    Important people
  • Terror on the airlines

    Terror on the airlines
    Airplane highjackings begin to occur
    Major Events
  • Russians in Afghanistan

    Russians in Afghanistan
    Many russians are living in Afghanistan due to cooperation between the Soviet Union and Afghanistan
    Political
  • AIDS

    AIDS
    The AIDS epidemic begins
    Cultural
  • Birth Control

    Birth Control
    Birth control becomes wildy popular.
    Cultural
  • U2

    U2
    The U2 fighter jets are recreated
    Political
  • Foreign Debts

    Foreign Debts
    Foreign Debts skyrocketed
    Political
  • President Reagan

    President Reagan
    Reagan comes into office.
    Important People
  • Heavy Metal Suicide

    Heavy Metal Suicide
    A new age of music begins. Lawsuits are made because they say it leads to people commiting suicide.
    Cultural
  • China's under martial law

    China's under martial law
    Martial law is ended in China
    Major Events
  • Hypodermics on the shore

    Hypodermics on the shore
    Many hypodermic needles wash up on a shore in New Jersey
    Major Events