By Justin Fisk
President John F. Kennedy
President JFK was elected back in 1960 after winning the election vs Richard Nixon. JFK was a good president from the time he was until the 1966 where he got assassinated. JFK passed numerous laws during his presidency and everyone mainly liked the way he handled everything.
In 1960 the U.S. sent 3.500 soldiers to fight in the Vietnam War. Dwight D. Eisenhower is the one who called for the troops to be sent out there to fight. After years of brutal fighting, beatings and other things the U.S. finally bringing home the win.
The First Ever satellite that was launched into space. During the 1960s The U.S. launched its first satellite into space called the TIROS-1. This project was going on years before it finally was able to launch. It was a successful launch and the U.S. was happy.
Caryl Chessman back in the 1960s was know as the Red Light Bandit. He was known as a Thief and a Sexual Predator. When he was 27 he was finally caught and later executed for his crimes as a criminal.
Elvis Presley was touring around the country and he stopped in germany for 2 years of his career. Most people in this day and age may not know who he is but most people that were born in the 1900's know who he is.
The Polaris missile
The Polaris missile was a two staged solid fuel nuclear missile made for the United States Navy. It was a nuclear missile that was launched on January 7, 1960 for a test launching to make sure it worked. Since that launch was successful then in 1961 that missile was officially launched and in service for over 2 decades.
DNA Genetic Code
In 1961 a scientist finally broke the Genetic code to the human body. It was a huge discovery for the time and it still is today. it allows us to view DNA and the structure of it. Without that discovery we could of not have figured that out for a few more years and science technology would not be the same today.
IBM Selectric typewriter
IBM Selectric typewriter. It was released in 1961 by a company named IBM. The typewriter for its time was a huge invention because it allowed people to type faster words and sentences then just writing them by hand and could take hours. At first it wasn't available to anyone because of the money cost but later became affordable to an average household.
President Kennedy held the first presidential news conference
With the invention of Radios and News station on January 25, 1961 President John F. Kennedy hosted the first President news conference on live air that everyone with a radio could hear the presidential conference and hear what is going on in the world.
the hijackers of the Portuguese ocean liner
On January 23, 1961 The Portuguese ocean liner was overtaken by hijackers. The ship had over 600 passengers and 300 crewmen. While the passengers and crewmen were scared for their lives the hijackers later on released all of the passengers and crew men while they were docked in brazil.
On February 5, 1961 The Soviet union launched its first satellite into space called Sputnik V. At the time for the Soviet union it was the first successful satellitle they launched into space. The satellite weight 7.1 tons which was the heaviest of their satellite
King Hassan II
On March 3, 1961 King Hassan II Got the throne from his father dying because of illness/old age. After his father death and he took the throne to be pronounced the king of Morocco. He was known as a brutal leader ordering executions, firing people that were high up in the Morocco government.
Soviet union captures
On February 10, 1962 The Soviet union offered a trade for a U2 captured American for a soviet spy. The Soviet had captured a U.S. Solider while the U.S. had captured one of their spies that they sent in. So then they offered a trade. The U.S. gets their solider back while the Soviet Union Gets their spy back. They later exchanged one for one.
U.S. Air Forces
On March 28, 1962 the U.S. Air Force Announced that they are gonna be trying to make the technology of Lasers to intercept Missiles and Satellites from other countries. They just announced so they were years off to actually having a prototype of the project that would now be better and save lives today.
Bay of Pigs invaders
On April 8, 1961 The bay of Pig Invaders got caught and sentenced to 30 years in prison in Cuba. The invaders were CIA agents and they surrendered because they were way out numbered by Castro's troops.
Cuba Threatened U.S.
On November 15, 1962 Cuba Threatened the U.S. Air force that they would shoot down U.S. airplanes if they didn't leave their airspace. The U.S. didn't draw the spy plane back immediately because of Cuba having missiles. They later did withdraw the spy plane from Cuba's air space.
On December 7, 1962. Great Britain used the Nevada Test site for their first nuclear test on the weapons they had. The U.S. and Great Britain had an alliance so they did not have to worry about anything. Britain was testing their bomb that they made.
On December 19, 1962 The U.S. launched the first Navigational Satellite called Transit 5A1. It was a full operable Satellite that the U.S. could control in the direction it moved. It was a huge U.S. invention that helped to the development that we use in todays world.