TIMESPAN: Richard Nixon (1969- 1974)

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  • Wright Brother’s Airplane

    Wright Brother’s Airplane
    The Wright brothers Orville and Wilbur were two American aviation pioneers generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world's first successful airplane.
  • My Lai Massacre

    My Lai Massacre
    The Mỹ Lai Massacre was the Vietnam War mass murder of unarmed South Vietnamese civilians by U.S. troops in Sơn Tịnh District, South Vietnam, on 16 March 1968
  • Vietnamization

    Vietnamization
    Vietnamization was a policy of the Richard Nixon administration to end U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War through a program to "expand, equip, and train South Vietnamese forces and assign to them an ever-increasing combat role, at the same time steadily reducing the number of U.S. combat troops."
  • Woodstock Music Festival

    Woodstock Music Festival
    Woodstock was a music festival held August 15–18, 1969, on Max Yasgur's dairy farm in Bethel, New York, 40 miles southwest of Woodstock. Billed as "an Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music" and alternatively referred to as the Bethel Rock Festival, it attracted an audience of more than 400,000.
  • Draft Lottery

    Draft Lottery
    On December 1, 1969 the Selective Service System of the United States conducted two lotteries to determine the order of call to military service in the Vietnam War for men born from January 1, 1944 to December 31, 1950.
  • Manson Family Murders

    Manson Family Murders
    The Manson Family was a desert commune and cult active in California in the late 1960s and early 1970s which was led by Charles Manson. The group consisted of approximately 100 of his followers who lived an unconventional lifestyle with habitual use of hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD.
  • Apollo 11

    Apollo 11
    Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that first landed humans on the Moon. Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin formed the American crew that landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on July 20, 1969.
  • Invasion of Cambodia

    Invasion of Cambodia
    The Cambodian campaign was a brief series of military operations conducted in eastern Cambodia in 1970 by the Republic of Vietnam and the United States as an extension of the Vietnam War and the Cambodian Civil War.
  • Kent State Shootings

    Kent State Shootings
    The Kent State shootings, were the shootings on May 4, 1970, of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, during a mass protest against the bombing of neutral Cambodia by United States military forces.
  • Pentagon Papers

    Pentagon Papers
    The Pentagon Papers was the name given to a top-secret Department of Defense study of U.S. political and military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967.
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    The 26th Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from using age as a reason for denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States who are at least eighteen years old.
  • Fall of Saigon

    Fall of Saigon
    The Fall of Saigon, also known as the Liberation of Saigon, was the capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the People's Army of Vietnam and the Viet Cong on 30 April 1975.