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Chronological List of US History Events 1950-1999

The Korean War

 

  • June 25, 1950 – The Korean War officially starts as North Korea invades South Korea.
  • June 26, 1950 – North Korean forces take Seoul.
  • June 27, 1950 – The United Nations declares war on North Korea.
  • September 15, 1950 – U.N. forces take Inchon.
  • October 7, 1950 – U.N. forces recapture Seoul.
  • January 4, 1951 – North Korean/Chinese forces recapture Seoul.
  • February 26, 1951 – The 22nd Amendment is added to the Constitution.
  • November 1, 1952 – The United States detonates the 1st thermonuclear device.
  • January 20, 1953 – Dwight Eisenhower is sworn in as the 34th President of the United States.
  • January 20, 1953 – Richard Nixon is sworn in as the 36th Vice President of the United States.
  • May 17, 1954 – The U.S. Supreme Court declares that segregated schools violates the 14th Amendment.
  • January 20, 1957 – Richard Nixon is sworn in as Vice President for a 2nd term.
  • January 21, 1957 – Dwight Eisenhower is sworn in as President for a 2nd term.
  • January 3, 1959 – Alaska is the 49th state admitted to the Union. Alaska became the 49th state on January 3, 1959; it was the first new state in the Union since 1912.

  • Area – 615,230 sq. miles

  • Capital – Juneau

  • 2000 Population –

 

  • August 21, 1959 – Hawaii is the 50th state admitted to the Union.

  • Area – 6,459 sq. miles

  • Capital – Honolulu

  • 2000 Population –

 

  • June 16, 1960 – The 23rd Amendment is passed by Congress.
  • January 20, 1961 – John Kennedy is sworn in as the 35th President of the United States.
  • January 20, 1961 – Lyndon Johnson is sworn in as the 37th Vice President of the United States.
  • March 29, 1961 – The 23rd Amendment is added to the Constitution.
  • April 17, 1961 – An American backed Cuban invasion force landed at Bahia de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs).
  • August 27, 1962 – The 24th Amendment is passed by Congress.
  • October 14, 1962 – American spy planes spot Soviet missile bases on Cuba.
  • October 22, 1962 – The Soviet Union pulls its missiles out of Cuba.

 

The Vietnam War

 

  • November 1, 1963 – American/Vietnamese forces stage a coup in Vietnam.
  • November 22, 1963 – Lyndon Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President of the United States.
  • January 30, 1964 – The 24th Amendment is added to the Constitution.
  • July 2, 1964 – Segregation is now abolished in the United States.
  • August 4, 1964 – Vietnamese forces attack an American Destroyer (USS Maddox).
  • August 7, 1964 – The United States begins military presence in Vietnam.
  • January 20, 1965 – Lyndon Johnson is sworn in as President for a 2nd term.
  • January 20, 1965 – Hubert Humphrey is sworn in as the 38th Vice President of the United States.
  • July 6, 1965 – The 25th Amendment is passed by Congress.
  • February 10, 1967 – The 25th Amendment is added to the Constitution.
  • March 16, 1968 – American forces take My Lai.
  • January 20, 1969 – Richard Nixon is sworn in as the 37th President of the United States.
  • January 20, 1969 – Spiro Agney is sworn in as the 39th Vice President of the United States.
  • July 20, 1969 American astronaught Neil Armstrong is the 1st human to walk on the Moon.
  • April 30, 1970 – American forces invade Cambodia.
  • December 31, 1970 – The United States begins withdrawling troops from Vietnam.
  • March 3, 1971 – The 26th Amendment is passed by Congress.
  • June 30, 1971 – The 26th Amendment is added to the Constitution.
  • December 18, 1972 – American forces begin bombing Hanoi and Haiphong.
  • December 28, 1972 – American forces cease bombing Hanoi and Haiphong.
  • January 20, 1973 – Richard Nixon is sworn in as President for a 2nd term.
  • January 20, 1973 – Spiro Agney is sworn in as Vice President for a 2nd term.
  • January 27, 1973 – The United States and Vietnam sign a peace treaty, ending the Vietnam War.
  • March 29, 1973 – The last of American forces leave Vietnam.
  • December 6, 1973 – Gerald Ford is sworn in as the 40th Vice President of the United States.
  • August 9, 1974 – Gerald Ford is sworn in as the 38th President of the United States.
  • December 19, 1974 – Nelson Rockefeller is sworn in as the 41st Vice President of the United States.
  • January 20, 1977 – Jimmy Carter is sworn in as the 39th President of the United States.
  • January 20, 1977 – Walter Mondale is sworn in as the 42nd Vice President of the United States.
  • November 4, 1979 – Iranians seize the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran taking 52 people hostage.
  • January 20, 1981 – Ronald Reagan is sworn in as the 40th President of the United States.
  • January 20, 1981 – George Bush is sworn in as the 43rd Vice President of the United States.
  • January 20, 1981 – The hostages from the American Embassy are freed.
  • December 30, 1981 – I was born (well, I am the Author!).
  • March 23, 1983 – President Reagan starts the Strategic Defense Initiative.
  • January 20, 1985 – George Bush is sworn in as Vice President for a 2nd term.
  • January 21, 1985 – Ronald Reagan is sworn in as President for a 2nd term.
  • January 20, 1989 – George Bush is sworn in as the 41st President of the United States.
  • January 20, 1989 – Dan Quale is sworn in as the 44th Vice President of the United States.

 

The Persian Gulf War

 

  • August 2, 1990 – Iraqi forces invade Kuwait.
  • January 16, 1991 – A U.N. air strike is launched on Iraq.
  • February 23, 1991 – A U.N. ground force liberates Kuwait.
  • February 28, 1991 – A cease fire is signed between the United Nations and Iraq.
  • February 1, 1992 – The United States and Russia sign a treaty officially ending the Cold War.

 

The Information Age

 

  • May 7, 1992 – The 27th Amendment is added to the Constitution.
  • January 20, 1993 – Al Gore is sworn in as the 45th Vice President of the United States
  • January 21, 1993 – Bill Clinton is sworn in as the 42nd President of the United States.
  • January 20, 1997 – Al Gore is sworn in as Vice President for a 2nd term.
  • January 21, 1997 – Bill Clinton is sworn in as President for a 2nd term.
  • August 7, 1998 – 2 american embassies (Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya) in eastern Africa are destroyed by terrorist bombs.
  • August 20, 1998 – American forces launch air strikes at 2 targets in retalliation for the american embassy bombings: a terrorist training facility in Afghanistan, and a chemical plant in Sudan.
  • December 16, 1998 – American forces launch the 1st of 3 air strikes at targets in Iraq.
  • December 17, 1998 – American forces launch the 2nd of 3 air strikes at targets in Iraq.
  • December 18, 1998 – American forces launch the 3rd of 3 air strikes at targets in Iraq.
  • December 19, 1998 – The U.S. House of Representatives approves 2 of 4 Proposed Ariticles of Impeachment.
  • March 23, 1999 – NATO begins launching air strikes against Yugoslavia.
  • December 31, 1999 – Panama gains control of the Panama Canal from the United States.
 
 
 

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