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1: The first optical laser was created by Theodore Maiman in 1960. It was a great invention because as the years went on it was improved and used for military purposes as well as targeting systems. He was a great enthusiast of the laser and made immense progress. The laser was very beneficial to his time because there was nothing like it. He was praised for it. | wired.com
2: Yuri Gagarin was launched into space in 1961. It was a great feat on a global level. When this event occurred many people were in shock at the advancement in technology. This had never happened before and it was flabbergasting. He was a brave man and received much praise for his achievement. | aerospace.net
3: On August 5, 1962, Marilyn Monroe was found dead at her bed side. She was only 36 and many came to the conclusion that she had been murdered, but it was ruled drug overdose. It was a great shock to many and a great loss in the movie industry. She had many fans and was a good actress. | ofcelebrity.net
4: On November 22, 1963, President Kennedy was riding in a limousine touring Dallas when he was struck by two bullets. He was pronounced dead just minutes after. It was a great loss for the people of the 60's because he was a great President who knew how to work under pressure. He dealt with many crisises and stayed calm. He was vital to U.S. history because without him we would be in as good of a position as we are. | redriverpak.wordpress.com
5: americaslibrary.gov | On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech at the Lincoln Memorial. He called for racial equality and lack of discrimination. It was a mesmerizing speech that brought people to their senses. He had many supporters and made sure that everyone knew what his dream was. Although he was assassinated just a few years later. He will always be remembered.
6: In response to the Gulf of Tonkin incident on August 2, 1964, President Johnson sent troops to Vietnam. As pictured above these are some of the first troops to land in Vietnam. This was the start of a miserable and long-lasting war that will be remembered forever. Many people disagreed with the idea of war, but Johnson felt it was absolutely necessary for it to happen. It was a very vital piece of history because if we did not go to war then things could have been very bad. | boston.com
7: The Black Panther Party was established on October 16, 1966. Their main reason for making the party was self-defense. This party gave the police a reason to patrol the streets at all times. They aroused many questions and made themselves be They were trying to do good in the sense of helping everyone, but they would use force if necessary. This party was a crucial part of history because they did a lot of good, but got in trouble for it. | en.wikipedia.org
8: twoheartsfilm.com | The first heart transplant was performed on December 3, 1967 by doctor Christiaan Barnard. It was a huge feat for all of medicine and opened new doors for techniques in surgery. Dr. Barnard received great praise for his amazing operation. Although, the brave patient died because of a small case of pneumonia 18 days later. This great challenge led to many more feats in medicine. It was a critical piece of history because nothing like it had ever been attempted before.
9: digitalhistory.uh.edu | On March 16, 1968 during the Vietnam War a group of U.S. troops killed over 400 unarmed civilians. This was known as the My Lai Massacre. Most of the victims were women, children, and elderly people. All most all of the victims were beaten or tortured before they were shot to death. A lot of the bodies were found to be mutilated after further observation. While 26 soldiers contributed to this terrible event, only the Second Lieutenant William Calley was convicted. This event shocked many Americans and there was great outrage in Vietnam. This was very important to this time period because it caused the U.S. to make the Vietnamese angry while in war
10: blog.chron.com | Apollo 11 was the spaceflight which landed the first humans, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldin Jr., on Earth's Moon on July 20, 1969. This flight was considered to be the biggest accomplishment in the history of space exploration. It was a great feat and it fulfilled President Kennedy's goal of reaching the moon before the Soviets. This an important part of history because without the data found on the moon we would not know a lot about space itself.