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I need some help listing major events from 1960-1965.

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Posted September 29, 2008 at 11:10 PM via web

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I need some help listing major events from 1960-1965.

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pmiranda2857 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted September 29, 2008 at 11:45 PM (Answer #1)

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The Civil Rights Movement heats up in the 1960s.

"On 1 February 1960 four black college students from North Carolina A&T University seated themselves at a whites-only lunch counter in a Greensboro, North Carolina, Woolworth's store and refused to leave until served. By the end of the year some 70,000 participants had staged lunch-counter sit-ins in 150 towns and cities, and more than 3,600 had been arrested."

In 1960, John F. Kennedy became the youngest man elected to the office of the presidency.  He was 43 years old.

On November 22, 1963, JFK was assassinated while touring the city of Dallas, Texas. 

"The accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald (1939–1963), was murdered two days later by local nightclub owner Jack Ruby (1911–1967). Oswald was an avowed Marxist and once attempted to become a Soviet citizen."

"On January 11, 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General issues a warning that cigarette smoking is a leading cause of lung cancer, bronchitis, heart and other diseases. He says that "remedial action" is needed to combat this health hazard. In June the Federal Trade Commission announces that warning labels will be required on all cigarette packs starting in 1965."

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amy-lepore | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted September 30, 2008 at 12:27 AM (Answer #2)

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I assume you are speaking of events in American history.  This was a turbulent time.  Here are a few important events:

The Civil Rights Movement took place 60-65 

Kennedy launches the Apollo project in 61 which leads to a man on the moon in 69.

The Cuban Missile Crisis occured in 62.

Kennedy was assassinated in 63.

Tribal law restored to reservations by the Civil Rights Act in 64.

The Vietnam war began and there were several protests and demonstrations against US involvement 65-70

Hope these events help you!  Check out the link below for more events and a useful resource for future research.

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alexulmercomcastnet | Student , Grade 10 | Honors

Posted April 5, 2012 at 2:20 PM (Answer #3)

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November 8, 1960- John F. Kennedy wins the 1960 Presidential Election and is elected the 35th President of the United States.

January 20, 1961- John F. Kennedy is inaugurated as the 35th President of the United States.

October, 1962- Cuban Missile Crisis. Cuba launches missiles at the United States.

November 22, 1963- Presiednt John F. Kennedy is assassinated at 12:30 PM Central Time in Dallas, Texas. He is killed by Lee Harvey Oswald who shot him twice in the neck and the skull with a sniper. President Kennedy died from his wounds at 1:00 PM Central Time at Parkland Memorial Hospital.

1964- Martin Luther King Jr. wins the Nobal Peace Prize.

1965- Malcom X is assassinated.

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