Timeline





China Becomes Communist; First Non-Stop Flight Around the World; NATO Established; Soviet Union Has Atomic Bomb



First Modern Credit Card; Introduced First Organ Transplant; Korean War Begins



Color TV Introduced



Car Seat Belts Introduced; Polio Vaccine Created



Report Says Cigarettes Cause Cancer; Segregation Ruled Illegal in U.S.



McDonald's Corporation Founded; Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Seat on a Bus



NASA Founded



First Televised Presidential Debates



Bay of Pigs Invasion



Cuban Missile Crisis



JFK Assassinated; Martin Luther King Jr. Makes His "I Have a Dream" Speech



Civil Rights Act Passes in U.S.



Los Angeles Riots; Malcolm X Assassinated; U.S. Sends Troops to Vietnam



Black Panther Party Established; Mass Draft Protests in U.S.



First Heart Transplant