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Japenese attack Pearl Harbor; US enters World War II
1941
D-Day invasion of France
1944
FDR dies; Harry Truman becomes president
1945
First use of atomic bomb; end of World War II
1945
First meeting of the General Assembly of the UN
1946
Cold War Begins
1946
Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan
1947
Berlin blocade and airlift
1948
Formation of Organization of American States (OAS)
1948
Formation of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
1949
Korean Conflict
1950-1953
Dwight Eisenhower elected president
1952
Brown v. Board rules segregation unconstitutional
1954
Rosa Parks - bus boycott
1955
Federal Highway Act
1956
USSR launches Sputnik
1957
Eisenhower sends federal troops to Little Rock, AK to ensure peaceful desegregation
1957
U-2 spy plane incident
1960
JFK elected president
1960
Bay of Pigs invasion
1961
Alan Shepard becomes first American in space
1961
Berlin Wall constructed
1961
Cuban Missile Crisis
1962
Betty Friedan publishes THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE
1963
Kennedy assassinated; LBJ becomes president
1963
Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
1964
US troops engage in combat in Vietnam
1965
Miranda v. Arizona guarantees right to remain silent and right to a lawyer
1966
MLK JR. and Robert F. Kennedy assassinated
1968
Riots at Democratic party convention in Chicago
1968
Richard Nixon elected president
1968
US troops invade Cambodia; 4 students killed at Kent State
1970
the Pentagon Papers published
1971
Watergate complex break-in
1972
American combat toops leave Vietnam
1973
Nixon resigns and Gerald Ford becomes president
1974
Bicentennial Celebration - carter elected president
1976
Camp David Accords between Israel and Egypt
1978
Bakke v. Board of Regents of California restricts use of racial quotas in higer edu.
1978
Americans taken hostage in revolution in Iran
1979
Ronald Regan elected president
1980
US governments begin aiding rebels in El Salvador and Nicaragua
1981
STAR WARS project to develop strategic defense weapons announced
1983
Iran-Contra scandal unfolds
1986
GWB elected president
1988
USSR collapses - end of Cold War
1991
Persian Gulf War
1991
Clinton elected president
1992